Monday, April 12, 2010

Meeting the Queen

I met The Queen last week, for the first time.
You know which queen I'm talkin' 'bout.
One of my favorite bloggers, The Carpool Queen.

I was running only 2 minutes late, which was pretty good considering I'd just come from TJ Maxx, where I bought awesome zebra striped heels. I rushed into the Starbucks, and there was her famous self, looking all cute and stuff in a pink belted jacket. CPQ is a beautiful gal, and she has a sweet smile.
Plus, she liked my shoes. I told her I had PMS and needed to buy them, and she nodded in understanding.
And, she is tall.
Being almost 5'9" myself, I always expect everyone else to be shorter than me, and so I smiled when  I didn't tower over her by 2 feet. I think she's the same height as me.
And she has a very gentle voice, which was fun to hear, given all the funny things that come out of her when she writes.
And, I keep starting sentences with And. So I'll stop.

I ordered coffee and a treat, and she ordered some kind of drink that I don't remember because it had like 7 names to it. I even asked her to repeat it for me, but I still can't remember.

She even came bearing a gift, a dishcloth she knit all by herself. I was thankful and jealous all at the same time, because I really, really want to learn to knit. She's funny, and she knits, too.

We chatted for a few minutes, and she snapped pics of my shoes. Then I showed her my favorite camera trick with my iPhone, called QuadCamera. It takes four consecutive pictures, like this one of CPQ drinking her fancy drink:

Pretty neat, huh?

A few minutes later, who should walk past us to get to the restroom, but a clown. CPQ started snapping pictures of all the clown stuff, while I laughed and commented that she really does take pictures of EVERYTHING. When the clown came out, she told us she'd be right back, although we weren't sure why she was coming back.
She told CPQ and I that we looked like joyful people, (the joy of new shoes must have been radiating from me) and she made balloons for us.

I can't wait to see what characters we encounter next time we meet up.


Candace said...

Oh, I LOVE the Queen. :) What fun!

Kellie said...

I am so glad you had such a fun visit with CPQ! She is good people!

Your shoes are awesome! So you!

Becca said...

jealous you got to meet her :-) love the shoes!

Stefani said...

The shoes are awesome! I just saw them on CPQ blog.

Do you want to come over Thursday morning? I can teach you how to knit one of those fancy dishcloths. :) That was the first thing I learned to knit. Let me know if you can. See you soon!

Carpool Queen said...

BTW, my dinosaur on a stick balloon is still in the back of the car. It's been dismantled and has been used to whack siblings over the head.

As I knew it would.

Thanks again for hanging out with me and for the grande, extra hot, soy, no water chai.

Amanda Chamberlain said...

Awesome shoes! What a wonderful antidote to PMS!

jen@odbt said...

It's fun to meet a fellow blogger IRL. Glad it was a great experience and too funny about the clown. I always beam when I have new shoes too.

Janel@Dandelion Dayz said...

How fun! I'm so glad you got to meet up with CPQ. Not only is she beautiful and all those things you said, but oh so funny! I was in stitches the whole night sitting with her.

We need to have another blogger dinner soon!

Can't wait to see those shoes!

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