I attended an industry event this week.
Huge crowds, noisy, hot, but interesting and, on some level, important.
I interfaced with the public and observed the state of the business I work in.
And then a funny thing happened.
A woman approached me and asked me if I remembered Sharon Potter who, of course, I did, and went on to explain that after reading about Caleb's accident here, on this blog, she became
real-life friends with Sharon.
She was attending the same event (with thousands of other people) and sleuthed me out, recognized me, and guessed that the person who was standing in front of her was the person who writes here.
She was very kind and left me in a bit of a daze. It took me a couple of hours to snap out of it.
I assured her, as she promised not to tell anyone about her discovery, that it wasn't a big deal.
And it isn't. But I was sort of stunned for a little while.
We have rental bikes on just about every other block in our city now, which would be great if it weren't for this -
yes, of course, 108 in the car is really only 98 on the street. But 98 on the street is pretty hot. I'm not sure about renting bikes (they are meant for short trips only, not by the day) but I could have used one twice this week: back to the office after the industry event and to travel uptown to see my sweet little cousin. I'm going to do some research and see what might make sense if any of us are interested in bicycling anywhere. Here's a great story about biking! (If the link doesn't work, google NYT Bike Share Derby.)
K and I went to the thrift shop last week and saw these. Those people are getting ice from the lake and bringing it to the ice house. Is lake ice clean?
I can see me doing a puzzle (I love to do puzzles) but I don't seem me purchasing the framed puzzle you completed.
After that we headed over to a new butcher/grocer which sparked all kinds of amazing cooking at my house this past week.
K made popcorn with maple cinnamon pepper caramel. Amazing.
We took a trip to Fairway and had cheese that tasted like Holland.
We roasted beets on the grill.
K did a lobster mac and cheese.
It was a busy cooking and eating week.
And I got recognized.