Tuesday, January 11, 2011

i met my twin today!

today was such a blessing of a day!
a) it was my day off, and b) i got to spend it with friends who lifted my spirit the entire time.

here is are the specifics:
- lunch with the wonderful stephanie falcone.

(i know it's a burger place, but the she crab soup and the caesar salad at burger up are delish. also, fry-dipping into the honey dijon aioli / blue cheese dressing / homemade ketchup is amazing).
anyway, onto the friend part: i met steph a while ago, but today was our first time really hanging out, and oh my goodness, this girl is a BREATH!
a few fun facts: she's the 3rd of 7 kids, she on the vandy women's swim team, she's a studio art major slash singer-songwriter, she wants to get certified to teach pilates reformer classes, (wha?! who does that annnd all this other stuff!?), but above all, she is just so down to earth and authentic and refreshingly real.
i'm excited to be friends.

-meeting my twin.
i've been told by a few friends who lived in australia for the past few months that i have an australian twin. that is cool, but the supercoolness is that said twin, colleen, is visiting NASHVILLE this entire week and i got to meet her today!
she is a singer/songwriter as well, so we spent all afternoon sharing music and telling stories and laughing bc we really are a lot alike in a lot of ways.
we also made ginger tea in a tea kettle and listened to it whistle and when it was ready, i decided to add milk and lemon to mine for what i thought would create some unique sort of yumminess...
but do not do this, you guys.
it does not create some unique sort of yumminess and the milk does this weird separating business in the midst of all the lemony acids, and then the whole bunch of liquid inside the cup ends up looking really disturbing and has made me wonder if i ever want to drink milk again.

-tea with neelam.
finally... i have this really cool neighbor who invited me for homemade chai tea tonight.
i love chai from basically anywhere, but i LOVE chai like neelam makes it.
she makes it from a mixture of leaves off her parents' green tea plant, some loose black tea, several different spices that i cannot remember the names of, milk, cane sugar and fresh grated ginger. so, so delicious!
neelam is a self-described 'dunker,' so she also offered me some cinnamon little cookie things and together we dunked and drank for two and a half hours that absolutely flew!

we also busted out a list of neelam-meg activites that we want to accomplish before 11.11.11. (get it? today is 1.11.11 and we're gonna knock this list out by the next time the date is all 1s?!) and i'm pumped bc one of them includes making an authentic indian meal, and if the food is anything like the chai that neelam makes, it will be just amazin.

the end.
goodnight everyone!


  1. the tea phenomenon you described is, in fact, a great practical joke to play on a friend at a bar.

    order someone one of those but don't tell them what's in it, and watch them hate you forever.

  2. Haha Meggy! Laughing aloud to myself about your tea fiasco. Yes...I too have learned the hard way that milk bubbles up and congeals when added to fruity teas. It is the grossness ::spoken in Russian accent::

    LA YOU! xoxo