Girl Gone Child + Me + Twitter

I am a big time blog reader. I have been using Google Reader since 2006 or 2007…
I read blogs of people I know and people I don’t know (but wish I did). Or people I know but wish I didn’t… JUST KIDDING.

Anyway. This is about one particularly cool interaction with a famous blogger (14,000+ twitter followers can’t be wrong) that I had read for about 2 years now.

Here’s the deal – she makes me laugh out loud (and I do NOT ever say LOL). So, this one day, last week, I twittered to her and she twittered me back. That’s the story and I think it was awesome.

It was, you know, no big deal. But I thought it was rad. And then I thought I’d share it with the whole world.

A screenshot of her blog…
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I tweeted to her… She TWEETED ME BACK! The coolest!
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Last day of 2011

We ate lunch at Five Guys and then went shopping at Whole Foods for healthy treats for our New Year’s Eve party. This is life’s greatest (an most delicious) hypocrisy. Okay, maybe not the greatest but definitely it rates in the food category.
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The middle of the day was standard and included a NAP.

Then we went to the party and the fam had a present for Peter that they found when they put their tree away. WHALES!
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Happy New Year!

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Second to last day of the year 2011

Mom, Peter and I went to Seal Beach for a walk and lunch.

We went to Ruby’s on the pier. It was funny because we ate at the counter. That means we sat on STOOLS. Yeah, Peter sat on a backless stool. He only nearly fell off once. Mom and I saved him. Oh man.
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Here is the Peter Mac. This is the boat the drops off the oil workers to the rigs in the ocean. We see it almost everytime we are there. It is weird that people work like that out there… in the ocean.
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This is Peter and Grammy
saying the word BOAT over and over.
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Look at this cute bike rider.
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Date Night: LOVE

Ken and Rita (aka Mom and Dad) gave us tickets to see the Cirque Du Soleil show: The Beatles LOVE at the Mirage.

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We made reservations for Mon Ami Gabi for dinner.

Carrot salad
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French baguette
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House Pinot
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Warm Brie
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Salmon salad
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Steak BĂ©arnaise
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Cafe Au Lait
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Cappucino
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Apple Tarte Tatin
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Followed by a walk to the Mirage for the show.

Here’s some shots in the gift shop.

This guitar is signed by all 4 BEATLES.
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This rug… Neat buy why? Who’d buy
it!?
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My favorite exterior on the strip.
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Waiting for our car at the valet… we suddenly hear jingle bells… is it Santa?! No…. it’s….
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This
Girlfriend?? Wife?? Prostitute?? Skank?? Nobody knows who she was… but she was wearing thigh-high fishnets (w/the seam up the back AND bows), sequined shorts, sequined “blazer” and to top it off, at the top of the seam on her upper leg/lower butt she had jingle bells that shook when she walked.
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Kurt said she was a hooker. I think he was correct.

Ethel M

We went to the Ethel M Chocolate factory tour.

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They gave us a chocolate coin as we exited the tour. I got dark!
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The guys ate theirs!
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Then we went outside and walked through the cactus winter wonderland lights. It got prettier and prettier as it
got darker outside!
I asked the guy who and how they put these on and take them off. He said that they use a stick with a nail on it. Huh?! Well, as they say, where there’s a will there’s a way.
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Girl Time

Rita gave me the luxurious gift of a manicure and pedicure at a salon in Vegas.

It was the best salon mani/pedi I ever had; mainly because it was not rushed but also because it was very relaxing to know that Peter and the guys were having fun too.

Thanks, Rita!
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Cooke Family China

Rita and Ken were given Grandma Cooke’s china.

We ate Christmas dinner on it. Later through the week, Kurt and I drank tea from it. It is in perfect condition and a pattern that I absolutely love. It was purchased in 1961 while Kurt’s Grandpa (and family) were stationed in Japan.

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