Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Meet and Greet - Tuesday 8/28/2008
Refreshing beverages ala The Granville in Burbank. Second time there. I like this place a lot.
And tick off another successful meet-up with a friend made online. Three-C, who gave me lots of great pre-surgery advice via the Internet, was in town and she had scored tickets to see The Tonight Show!
We met up and went to the studio, which is only about a mile from my office. Stood in line and chatted for about an hour. Had seats way up on the side of the studio set but it was all right. We could still see almost everything.
Guests were Norm McDonald, who Hydra and I saw at the Improv maybe 20 years ago, Nastia Liukin, who brought along her Olympic medals (1 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze) and B.B. King who really only has to be his B.B. Kingness, but who played a song with the Tonight Show band, much to the joy of the band and the audience.
Because we were up over stage right, we were close to the B.B. After the show, CCC (who's a huge fan of the Tonight Show band) and I were watching as B.B. met Nastia Liukin. He handed her the bright yellow guitar pick he'd just played with. Wow!
After all this excitement, we repaired to The Granville.
It's an interesting thing to meet someone in person who I've known somewhat online. Especially if they read the blog, because there's something about images that helps the words to stick, I think.
Because I never know who is reading regularly (unless you post comments, you darlings! I love 'em), it's always a little peculiar to have someone say, "Yeah, I remember that." And describe the accompanying photo.
Peculiar, but of course flattering.
We had a very interesting and varied conversation. Everything from family to work to feminism and the way that our lives and narratives tend to progress in spirals. The server was terrific about us sitting so long.
We only ordered the dessert sampler to keep the server happy. Of course.
Brulee'd Banana Brownie, Berry Patch Shortcake and Devil's Advocate Chocolate Cake.
And yes, there was real food in between the drinks and dessert.