Good facetime makes good neighbors
Tuesday March 29th 2011, 10:19 pm
Filed under: Friends,Politics

Justice is blind? The Washington Post reports: Antonin Scalia caused a four-car pile-up this morning on the George Washington Parkway, with a former NBC reporter witnessing from the car behind him.  She says he didn’t brake and that that’s an originalist interpretation.

Karma kaze driver.


I had a really good day today, so I threw out the cabin fever and ran a few errands that had needed doing while I was down. On my way home, I noticed at a light that the person behind me was my next door neighbor. I waved hi. She didn’t notice. Approaching our neighborhood, she turned left.

Well, I thought, for once I’ll get a chance to time the difference between that left and turning here at the light. She gets the stopsigns and the twists in the road; I get the wait and then the straight shot forward.

And then we were facing each other head-on, turning in tandem onto our street. Totally a tie.

I pulled in my driveway and got out laughing, calling over to her as she got out. She’d had no idea she’d been behind me; we chatted a moment, glad for some neighbor time.

“How’s the new grandson?” She has triplet grandchildren, she knew how happy a question that was.

But at one point she had to stop me to just exclaim, “You look FABULOUS!”

I was very surprised and blushed and thanked her and admitted I’d had the flu and had lost some weight the last few weeks. (The bod, it’s a flu-zy around germs, picking up on them constantly, don’t listen to it.)

“You don’t need to lose any weight,” she affirmed–“But you look so young.” She said it again:  “You look FABULOUS!”

I tell you. I can never move away. Not with good neighbors like mine.

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You look that good? Oh, that does make me feel better because you must be feeling better!

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 03.30.11 @ 12:43 am

I’m so glad you look fabulous, b/c I know how sick you’ve been and that usually brings the OPPOSITE comments! ;(
btw, I’ve just named you one of my Stylish Blogs…do stop by?

Comment by Knitnana 03.30.11 @ 6:28 am

See? All those prayers not only helped you feel better, you also look “Mah-vah-lus”!

Comment by Jody 03.30.11 @ 6:42 am

Nothing like a compliment from a friendly face…

Comment by Channon 03.30.11 @ 7:09 am

I’m glad you’re looking so fabulous but even happier that you’re feeling well enough to get out and about!

Comment by (formerly) no-blog-rachel 03.30.11 @ 7:45 am

Isn’t that a boost? How wonderful that you not only LOOK fabulous, you obviously FEEL fabulous, since you could go out running errands! Great news!

Comment by Pegi 03.30.11 @ 7:51 am

this is great — glad you’re out and about again

Comment by Bev 03.30.11 @ 8:37 am

As everybody else said, that’s GOOD NEWS! Just so long as you don’t pull a ‘Scalia’.

Comment by Don Meyer 03.30.11 @ 9:35 am

That’s super that you are out and about, so happy that,Grandkids make you feel young!Atleast that’s what my sister says.

Comment by kristy phipps 03.30.11 @ 11:36 am

Lovely to read that you are looking in the pink. I hope the trend towards feeling that way continues!

Comment by twinsetellen 03.30.11 @ 4:12 pm

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