The second most wonderful, amazing thing about writing a blog is that you become friends with people from all over the world— funny, witty, writers you feel you know even though you’ve never met.

The FIRST, most wonderful thing about writing a blog is that sometimes, if you’re very very lucky, you also get to meet them! That’s what happened yesterday when I got to meet Lakshmi, serial creator of wonderfully-named blogs such as Bovine Ordure. I had a terrific time with her, and came away with a friend for life.

Bovine Ordure

Do you know how when you were an adolescent, you had an idol, a celebrity if you will, and when you had the good fortune to come face to face with them, you had to swallow your heart that jumped to your wisdom teeth, you became extremely aware of the stomach because it was skipping between your bladder and your lungs, and someone put a mimblewimble on your tongue?

I met Barb Taub today.

I don’t remember how I landed on Barb’s blog site many years ago. Perhaps, in the course of mindless blog hopping, I dropped in and then Barb had cast a body bind curse on visitors, and I was never allowed to leave. Since that fateful day, Barb joined the ranks of Wodehouse in my life – people to go to to laugh, especially when life is harvesting a bounty of lemons.

Barb, if you didn’t know…

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