One of my favorite things is cream-colored ponies and crisp apple streudels, which you might say are actually two things but if you knew me in person, you’d know otherwise.
While you’re trying to figure that one out, a show of hands for those of you who have been to Alameda, California.
Okay then, how about a show of hands for those of you who have heard of Alameda, California. Three of you? Great. Then you’ll know that I probably spent about 47 hours in the car the other day driving around the Bay Area and ultimately meeting up with Linda (author of The Good, The Bad, The Worse) and her husband Alex. You probably can’t remember where you heard about it, but I’ll wager it was in the society pages of your local paper.
This was another one of those blind dates I keep making with fellow bloggers in an effort to meet everybody in real life.
Linda and Alex gave me a mini-tour of their faboo Victorian home-filled neighborhood before heading off to a Turkish restaurant where we had that classic Mediterranean dish: rib-eye steaks.
These two are a riot and Alex is awesome for two reasons:
1. He spilled steak goo on his shirt.
And 2… he let me take a picture of it.
There’s nothing I like better than when I’m dining with people for the first time, somebody pulls a whoopsie, food gets spilled, and it’s not me. It’s such a relief to know that I’m not the only one with a hole in my lip whenever a donned white shirt appears.
Linda was wonderful and chatty and the three of us blabbed like old friends who’d known each other their whole lives.
But all good things must come to and end, so I hopped in my car and hit the road. Luckily, with the post-rush-hour traffic, it only took about 35 hours to drive the 90 miles back home.