1.) Old Friend
Little Rachel (I tower over her by two whole inches!), my old college roommate and one of my all-time most beloved friends was in town fighting the crowds at Disneyland all week with her family. They took a break from the fun and met me at Downtown Disney for dinner. (Motto: we're not Disneyland but we're close and our food is just as expensive and mediocre.)
Fun Fact: (And there is a connection here) I rarely throw up. RARELY. Because I hate it. So much. In fact, I have only done it 3 times in the last 12 years. The first time was hours after I returned from Rac's wedding. The second was hours after enjoying a visit with Rac during a family reunion up in Utah.* We risked getting together last year for lunch and that time is was poor Rac's turn. We barely made it 30 minutes before she lost it all. So I was a little hesitant to suggest dinner because we're clearly cursed. Especially considering her long drive back today. But we live on the edge. We had a great time and picked up where we left off (minus the barfing), like we were back at Moon Apartments painting our toe nails and watching reruns of the Love Boat. And I am happy to report that it has been 24 hours and we have checked in with each other and we're both healthy as two healthy things. Hooray! Thanks Rachel & Fam for hanging out with me!
2.) New Friends
Katie and Camille have these friends, Hayley, Heidi and April: