On Friday afternoon, my excellent friend Neener came into town for a few hours. It was SO SO SO great to see her! It had been 2 years since we had seen each other last (Boom and I skiied at Vail 2 years ago and stopped into Boulder on our way out) – way too long. She is such an awesome person – wonderful heart, beautiful, intelligent, fun loving, kind, and just has a special vibe that people are drawn to.
We met up in DC in art class in 1999 or 2000 – we both were taking a drawing class at one of the local community colleges. And I was so glad she was in my class! We both had already graduated from college and were just taking the class for personal enrichment. The teacher was a bit of a freak as were the other kiddies in the class. It was great ’cause she was my only non-work friend (I worked for a huge, management / IT consulting firm where lots of other young people worked) and I was her only non-college friend. We just ended up really clicking.
Anyway, it was really great to catch up with her, if only for a few hours. She looks wonderful – still very beautiful (dark hair and blue eyes) and just doing great. She had been to India about a year prior, visiting family (her late father is Indian and her mum is German!) and traveling around – she even spent time in an ashram! So cool. She said though it has been a year since she had been to India, many of the things she experienced she was just now learning from. Takes time to asorbe, and from what I hear, there is a lot to take in in India.
It was just such a treat to see her and catch up for a bit! She was so sweet and brought tulips (see top of post) – and they still look great now! Cubby may be headed to Boulder at the end of June so I may try to take a trip out there and see Neener and Cubs. Should be an easy flite to Denver from H-town.