Sunday, August 03, 2008

I Finally Meet My (Non-Identical) Twin

CCW and I meet up! (While Offspring hovers in the background.)

CCW and Mr. MFBA at lunch.

CCW and I have long since discovered all the ways that we are alike, and have often joked that we must have been twins separated at birth. (How I got to be four years older than her remains a mystery for the ages.)

She and her family had to travel to a family wedding this weekend in a city only 2 hours from mine. She decided that she was dragging the entire family to HumidityLikeABrickWall for a bloggy meetup since she was within a fairly good driving range.

We met up for lunch and a quick stroll around the touristy area. CCW is just as hilarious in person as she is online. She's bright, funny, and we had no shortage of things to talk about. Mr. MFBA was a good sport, driving two hours out of the way for lunch and being Nonami's nap spot during it. He was, poor man, having to drive 10 hours back home only to get up in the morning and head to work. What fun for him. You truly are a badass, Mr. MFBA.

Kid L and Offspring got on like a house on fire. I actually had to look to make sure that they were eating during lunch, because it seemed like they talked a mile a minute the whole time we were there. They exchanged emails, and will probably be burning up the airwaves as much as their mothers do.

Nonami and NSBH were adorable, and I earned cosmic black marks against my name by showing the two of them the candy store and pointing out the large lollipops they sold. Nonami ate his straight away, and managed to get green lollipop goo all over his forehead. NSBH showed great restraint by not eating hers right away, but bedeviled Mommy for it after lunch. Mommy wasn't so interested in letting her child eat a lollipop as big as said child's head, but I have the feeling NSBH will wear her down on the drive home. CCW spent far too much money on the sugar-crack that we call pralines, and I'm curious to see how many of those make it home. They don't last very long with me.

It was a great visit, if short. I feel that we could have talked all day, but time was of the essence. I hope that CCW and Mr. MFBA are able to make the visit they're planning in October. I also hope they enjoyed the visit as much as we did.


Angry Pregnant Lawyer said...

I am so jealous. (And Offspring's Ireland jersey rocks.)

amy said...

How fun!

(btw, i'm fully prepared to nominate you for a dan rather award right here for "Kid L and Offspring got on like a house on fire.")

Songbird said...

Sounds delightful!

kathy a. said...


ccw said...

We made it home at 2:30 this morning. I am on my way to take another nap before we have to leave the house for Kid L's ortho appt. The luggage may make it into the house sometime this week.

There are maybe half of the pralines left. We started eating them before we got over the bridge. Good, good stuff!

It was absolutely wonderful to finally meet in person. We all had a great time. NSBH wants to move there.

Val said...

I've been reading both you ladies' blogs for awhile now, so it's great to see that you two finally got to meet. :)

jo(e) said...

How wonderful that you got to meet! I'm jealous of both of you.