I have a new friend I've never met.
We have a lot in common: We're very close in age; our dads were both U.S. Navy pilots; we both lived in Alameda, just missing each other by about a year; we both also lived in Yokosuka, Japan, when our dads were stationed there.
And now we have another thing in common. She has started a blog. It's pretty heavy on the food-blog quotient, though I loved a recent post of hers about drying laundry outdoors on a clothesline.
My new friend is Zoomie, of Zoomie Station. She lives in the Bay Area, like me, and has already cultivated local dignitaries to visit her blog, such as Sam and Biggles. Dagny, too.
She's currently making plans to head up to Seattle for one of the most notorious (and I mean that in a good way) food blogger weddings of the summer. How cool is that? The bride is Zoomie's niece-in-law.
I can't wait to talk to Zoomie about the wedding — and other stuff, too — when she gets back.
When we meet.