November 20, 2003

Just Another Thursday Night

I met my first "other blogger" this evening, none other than the eloquent Virginia Postrel. Actually, it was more like Brian and Heather Noggle fawning over Virigina Postrel, who was speaking at the Junior League here in the St. Louis area with her newest book, The Substance of Style, as the featured topic. I'll be reviewing the book over the weekend, likely, and I'll include a review of the presentation as well. I have about 60 pages remaining to finish reading.

Well, the whole thing went more like, y'know, the hobbyist musician who tells Billy Joel, "Hi, I play piano, too." I mentioned that I had a weblog, and Viriginia says, "oh, what's it called?"


"Oh, I've seen that."


But back to this picture thing. This isn't an especially representative picture of either of us. My hair doesn't usually look like it's been featured in a nuclear war, and Virginia carries a lot more presence in her photographs, which I'm certain usually feature stronger backgrounds than the still-life waiter, but you take what you can. (A couple of rules here - any mention of my shoulders had better include the word "awe" in them in regard to their 41 1/2 inch breadth, and there will be no caption contests. Ms. Postrel, I'm certain, agrees).



Posted by hln at November 20, 2003 10:28 PM | Anecdote | TrackBack

Proves the point: blogger women are hot!

I didn't realize you were in St. Louis (read: Southern Illinois 'extended'), cool beans.

Posted by: Aaron at November 20, 2003 10:34 PM

Wow! That's so cool. I am waiting for some of those folks to come to Chicago (hear that Mr. Whittle?).

Posted by: Blackfive at November 21, 2003 09:39 AM

...And topping the list of Harvey's girl-on-girl mud-wrestling fantasy league...

Sorry, Heather, I couldn't resist doing just *one* little caption ;-)

Seriously though, I really, truly envy you. I can imagine how thrilling that would be. Especially to have her say "I've seen that". Personally, I would've swooned instead of beaming.

Posted by: Harvey at November 21, 2003 11:03 AM

Very cool, Heather. The words I'm likely have heard would have ranged from "Who/what?" to "You write that crap?" Anyway, you are understandably pleased as punch. I'm betting you won't be giving up blogging any time soon.

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