Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Well, thank goodness, the Namesake has safely arrived in NOLA land. She was happy when I talked to her, and said that the building man helped her carry her bags in. I am not surprised, and I smile as I picture her, a small pretty woman, dragging a 50-pound carpet bag in each hand, walking deliberately toward her new home in her 3-inch stiletto heels. (But it was a nice change from New York, where she was greeted by the theft of her MAC cosmetics, and tried to comfort herself that at least it was a High Fashion crime.) She also met a neighbor, CG, and CG gave her an air mattress, which will be a big help until she gets furniture moved in. I envy her, I was always the sensible one, the “smart” one, but there is a side of me that yearns to break out and go on adventures like the Namesake dares to do.