23 November 2008

UPDATE!!! I got the Santa Barbara ad in my sidebar! Woo hoo! You should really go there! It is the most beautiful place on earth. La Super Rica is my favorite restaurant...or maybe the Palace Cafe...and you must go to the Botanic Garden, the Museum of Art, and the Courthouse.

It's a crazy blogging life, isn't it?

I think the first time I heard of Fluid Pudding it was when Dooce mentioned a hilarious post she had written about taking a drink of something and then immediately forgetting what it was and wondering what was in her mouth...and I thought "Wow. There are other blogs besides Dooce?"

Fast forward three years to BlogHer08 where the one and only Angela from Fluid Pudding was my roommate. And thus I can tell you a secret about her: she is a perfectly quiet sleeper. Unlike SOME people who snort and snarf and fling the covers about while tossing and turning (namely me), you would not even know she was there.

Not only was she my roommate, but she brought Gooey Butter Cake for me, a confection that is so decadent that it is illegal in 14 states and 7 foreign countries.

Because we are very, very bad BlogHers, we skipped one of the morning keynote hooplas and went shopping instead. We went to a yarn store, where Angela was totally in her element and I was enamored by so many different yarns that had to hold myself back from buying them, even though I neither knit or crochet (I imagined myself sitting at home, fondling my very expensive hanks of handspun yarn).

This is Angela with some really beautiful orange yarn she bought. Right next to it, there is some fabulous purple yarn made of the same thing - I think it is silk and alpaca. She bought some of the purple yarn...for me!


Then we went and had fish tacos. God, I love hanging out with that woman.

Yesterday I got a package in the mail:
Scarf from Fluid Pudding
A soft lovely handmade scarf of the most beautiful yarn in the world (It's darker purple than the photo shows. A nice amethyst!)

I love this crazy blogging world. It feels like I belong here.

10 comments:

Mrs. G. said...

What a coincidence. I was at a Seattle blogger gathering Friday night and another woman told me I HAD to read Fluid Pudding. Now I will.

meno said...

I'll never wonder again why you blog.

Although i might wonder why i do.

Gigi said...

See, I want to be nice like that. I have it in my heart. I just fail at the EXECUTION of the good deed.

I swear my tombstone will read "The Road To Hell Was Paved With Good Intentions."

Angela said...

You know, I don't know if I've had a rough weekend or maybe it's because you're ultra-wonderful, but I'm sitting here with tears rolling down my face because: 1. You wrote about me!, and 2. Hooray! You like the scarf!

You're the coolest, SueBob. (And the yarn? A clever blend of wool, mohair, and silk. I'll be making myself the matching orange version as soon as I get beyond the holidays!)

Thanks so much for making my day.

SUEB0B said...

Angela - yes, I love it. And isn't it just like a blogger to post about it before she writes a proper thank you? D'oh!

Elvie said...

That scarf is beautiful!!!!!!!!!
Purple is so you.
My ROYAL sister.
E

Suzanne said...

I hope you are going to BlogHer in Chicago next summer.

Assertagirl said...

Aw, how lovely. Bloggy friends are some of the most kind, fun and generous people out there!

West Coast Grrlie Blather said...

Pass the hankie, please. I love the community created by blogging too. Who cares how hot it is at the next BlogHer---the scarf must appear with the stapler!

mothergoosemouse said...

Angela is wonderful! Funny, talented, and so genuinely nice.

Love the similar connections that blogging has brought to my life. Weird wild stuff.

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