Saturday, April 18, 2009

My New BFF


(whatever BFF means) Yesterday I met marvelous cartoonist MIMI POND at Santa Anita and we had a great time. How great?

So great that I had more fun talking and laughing than betting on the horses-- in fact I hardly paid attention to them. (except when I won, which we celebrated with a second beer.)

We know a lot of people in common from long ago and find the same things weird and funny: there was so much to talk about and laugh about that it was kind of wondrous. She says we met before but my memory cloud hasn't lifted on that one.

When I told my mother about meeting Mimi she was thrilled-- it made her day too. She's very aware that our family sense of humor isn't universally shared, and to think I had a new friend who's in on it was just too good.

On top of that I got to watch the World Cup in Las Vegas on my computer last night, and Richard Spooner had a perfect ride.

If all days were like that I'd be a total goofball.

8 comments:

Linda said...

I'm grinning and grinning. What a great post and photo!!!
What kind of shoes did Mimi wear?

Sally said...

haha funny. You know I see people all in lollipop form when I'm talking to them-- just the face, just the face. I forget to look at what they're wearing. Her shoes may have been robin's egg blue loafers.

Namowal said...

Wow, you know how to have fun on a Friday!
How'd you happen to meet Mimi Pond?

Mimi Pond said...

Aw! You are MY new BFF, Sally! My shoes, for the record, were robin's egg blue patent leather loafers, from the thrift store. We had so much fun. I could tell it was going to be GREAT when all I had to do was point at this really funny-looking lumpy family with bad bad hair, and Sally burst into laughter. It was, as they say, OFF TO THE RACES!

sally in tennessee said...

I always so enjoyed working with Mimi on our cartoon poster! And coincidentally her husband is our campus's most esteemed art alum. Mimi wrote that great book: Shoes Never Lie. She used a couple of my wedding stories in her book on brides. And I think I once might have mailed her my childhood craft project idea scrapbook?

stray said...

You guys might be dangerous together....

Sally said...

This small world thing is getting even smaller- so funny.

stray said...

or scary!