The End of Virtually Everything?
September 14, 2004
We’re really sorry for the long radio silence, but the fact is, Kay and I finally met and it was RILLY RILLY AWFUL.
I thought I could stand it until we were trying to drive somewhere and kind of ended up in the Bronx and all she had was a map that showed the entire Interstate system of the United States AS IF it could reveal whether the Cross Bronx Expressway connects to the New York Thruway. She’s all “Don’t they have paved roads in Tennessee?” and I’m all “Who wants to drive in this hellhole place anyway?” and it all went downhill from there.
Ah, just kidding–we’ve been yakking and shopping and eating so much that neither of us had the time to write until I left town this afternoon. It’s hard to blog about something while you’re doing it.
So here’s the yucky proof that we are actually two people:
(Although this photo looks like an alien-abduction photo in the Star, it has not been retouched. Kay was holding the camera. Ann was standing behind her. Rilly! Swear to God! Where was our stylist? Dude, where’s my HAIR?)
It was a freaky, fabulous trip, and it all started on Sunday when I arrived in New York on the 7:30 milk run from Nashville. I would like to say that I was rilly nervous and freaked out at the prospect of meeting a pen pal I’d corresponded with for over two years. But the fact is, when you’ve cranked 4,922 emails with somebody, there’s just not that much left to wonder about.
Except what a person is actually like. So now we know. We had a ton of fun.
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Dear y’all, Kay here. Ann and I have been having so much fun pallin’ around The Greater New York Metropolitan Area together, taking in the Bronx, the Catskills, Habu Textiles, you name it, that there has scarcely been a moment to blab on the blog. This in-person blabbing–whatta concept! But we didn’t want to delay any longer in sharing pictures of Sunday’s fantastic sew-up party, so here goes, without the customary blabby commentary you know and love, or at least have come to expect. Grazie Mille to all who came and sewed*, and most especially to Phyllis and Richard, who opened their home to us for an entire afternoon. They are probably still picking yarn and tapestry needles out of the rugs.
More to come once the dust settles.
Tons of love to everybody,
Ann and Kay
*Ben, Polly, Elisabeth, Mary Neal, Katherine, Allison, Amber, Heather, Pat, Tish, Phyllis (our hostess!), Jenny, AND WHO AM I FORGETTING??????
P.S. By popular demand, here is the only photo I happen to have of the All-Noro Blanket, on the lap of Jenny, who just kept sewing, and sewing, and sewing on it until it was done:
Kinda great, no?