Tuesday, August 14

Trip Notes, Two





Meet Inanna, of Anything Goes. She is from an area near where I was raised, and she works a second job in a newish restaurant there. When I knew I was going back home for a visit, I asked her for the name of the place. It turned out I had already eaten there about 3 times, and had met the chef/owner. The person who owns the building that the restaurant inhabits is an old friend of mine, so she was pleased when I asked to eat there again.



When we entered, I asked the hostess to sit us at her table, even though she was serving a large group in a private room that day. We had to wait a bit, but she came around the corner and I said "Inanna?" and she said "Kenju!", so we were on our way to getting acquainted. As usual, when I meet other bloggers, I feel as though I already know them, and Inanna was no exception. She's very pretty (even with no makeup and hair in a ponytail). She was able to find a few minutes here and there to drop back to our table and chat, but of course, it wasn't enough time. It never is.

I had started reading her posts several years ago; mostly because she came from an area I know well. I stayed to read about the angst created by her divorce, since my daughter was going through much the same thing at the time. Recently, she has written about the fire that burned her home and everything in it, including her beloved cats. They were not easy posts to read, but knowing what someone goes through in that horrible situation can be invaluable, especially when someone you know has a fire later on.



Inanna, it was great fun to meet you (my 9th blogger!) and I was happy to be your 21st!



And what did we eat? I had a fried green tomato sandwich on grilled bread with special bacon, coleslaw, and the best three-berry cobbler I've ever eaten! The second best part about the dessert was - it was comped!







29 comments:

vicki said...

JUDY! This is a great post and you've shown me a new and interesting blog- but most of all- it's beautiful you! I don't think I've seen a recent picture of you and I am just loving putting a face to a name. This post makes me want to me you in person, even more. We need to make it happen.

Anna said...

You are so pretty Judy! Off to check out her blog! I am glad that you are back! We are trying to get settled in to life...some days are better than others but all is well.

Have a great week!

Beverly said...

It's good to see you again, my dear. I must go off to read her blog as well.

That lunch sounds divine.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

How lovely to meet another blogger buddy, Judy...And now you have met 9! Wonderful! I have only met 2 so far....But I hope to meet more!
Your meal sounded scrumptious!

Septuagent said...

If my sums are correct petrol prices here in UK work out at about 8.55 USD for an imperial gallon - most of that is tax and excise duty.

Badabing said...

Very nice post, Judy. I think it's a great thing to have met that many bloggers. Also nice to see your pretty face.

bluemountainmama said...

hmmm... if you were staying near where you grew up, i think i know where you were....or at least what state you were in! :)

i just posted about a similar thing...meeting bloggers. isn't it neat how blogging leads to actual relationship with people?

Bob-kat said...

That is a really nice picture of you both! I have yet to meet another blogger and here you are on your 9th!

Beverly said...

Thanks to your post, I was up half the night, reading from when her house burned until the present. Oh, I didn't start reading until midnight.

Laura VitaminSea said...

May I echo what the other's said? You are so pretty!! And thanks for the link to Inanna's blog, she has been through so much in life, it seems! I'll head over there and check it out.
And that lunch... MMMMM! boy, does that sound good right now!

wordnerd said...

Great photo, and thanks for the introduction to Inanna -- I'm off to read her stuff now.

Lunch sounds dee-lish!

Jamie Dawn said...

How GREAT that you met a blog buddy.
It's hard to believe that Inanna has met 21 bloggers!!
That is really something!
Thanks to you, I am now CRAVING berry cobbler.
Your lunch sounds yummy too.
You and Inanna look lovely - two pretty ladies!

Kay Dennison said...

What a lovely time you had! I am so glad. I'm jealous! I haven't met anyone but Joy and I have talked on the phone. Cool, huh?

Shephard said...

I've never had a fried green tomato anything... and it sounds yummy!
~S

Tabor said...

I don't know if I will ever meet any bloggers, but I do know that I will feel the same as you, if the opportunity ever arises.

Rick said...

What fun! And what a great picture!

Joy Des Jardins said...

What a nice post; and this picture is just great of both of you. You look wonderful Judy.

rosemary said...

Two beautiful ladies; Judy you are proof that one only gets lovlier with age.

Inanna said...

Judy, I have to agree with everyone that you are a quite striking and beautiful woman. So very warm and it was a pleasure meeting you and your daughter. I hope to make it your way some time before the end of the year.

mar said...

How wonderful to see a current (beautiful!) picture of you and to read about you meeting a fellow blogger! she looks lovely, so sad to read about the fire...I have only met two and yes, there is never enough time! the meal sounds great :)

Awareness said...

two very beautiful bloggers.....what a happy shot of two lovlies.

Great story Judy!

sage said...

It's fun reading about your trip and getting "introduced" to new bloggers--you've met a lot of bloggers!

moon said...

Wow, what a couple of BABE'S!!
How nice for u to meet another blogger...and after that great intro, I really must go and check out her blog...

aka_Monty said...

OH THAT SAMMICH SOUNDS DELICIOUS! :)

I love meeting my blog-friends...don't you two look just cute as buttons?

PI said...

What a happy photo and what an exciting occasion. I love your chic hair style. Mine is similar but my esrs ar emore covered.

Kristi said...

Wow! I think this is the first time I've seen a picture of you, Judy. What a beautiful picture of both of you.

Maria said...

How wonderful to meet another blogger friend. I am envious. I have yet to meet a blogger in person. You look wonderful in the photo.

colleen said...

Blogger meet-ups warm my heart!

Cris said...

I am going to check her blog right now! What a great thing blogging has become to our lives Judy, we are meeting every two weeks here with a group of food bloggers.