Wednesday, September 10, 2008

¡Mirad quien cenó conmigo!

Look who I got to have dinner with a couple nights ago!

This is my friend Angie. I hadn't seen her for four years!  She and I lived in the same city in Spain during my time there. We worked for different organizations, but shared the same group of friends. And when you're in a foreign country and you find another English speaker, there is instant friendship.  :)  Lucky for me, she is in town this week for a business meeting, so we got to meet up for dinner!

We had a great time catching up on old times. She just returned to life in the States after eight years of living in España. That kind of commitment to life overseas amazes me. I was there just long enough to get my cultural feet wet. She stayed long enough to be as much of a cultural insider as you can be without being born there. It was a great reunion dinner that left me wondering why in the world we didn't hang out more during my time there!

Great to see you, Angie!

P.S. Facebook rocks!  If you don't have an account, you totally need to sign up for one today. I have reunited with friends who I had lost hope of ever contacting again!  And thanks to Facebook, I knew Angie would be in LA...thus our reunion! 


Nathan G said...

Awesome! Seeing you all together makes me wish that I was in L.A., then you, and Angie, and Charlize and I could all meet up! I do miss you all!

Dana Cheryl said...

Yay for reuniting with old friends!!!

OK Starshine... You're the fifth person this week that's told me to get Facebook. Is that a sign?! LOL!

Cari said...

You look fabulous!
And, as for facebook...ditto! Who knew we could reconnect with all those old faces. (not old as an old, but old as in, when we were!)

Cherry said...

I found a few lost friends on facebook too! Its been a great resource for that. Even found one who turns out to live only a few hundred feet away from me!

Glad you had a lovely reunion dinner!

mrs. blogoway said...

Facebook is great. I'm so glad you got to see your friend.

C said...

Oh! That's awesome, Starshine! I can totally relate to the "when you're in a foreign country and you find another English speaker, there is instant friendship" bit. When I was living and teaching in Japan, it was the same thing for me! When you find other English speakers, you quickly become attached!

I love FB for that reason too! I've been able to keep in touch with friends from all over the place.

Glad you had a great visit with your friend! XO

Saucy said...

Yes I agree about Facebook! I've been in touch with some good old friends via Facebook!

J at said...

Yay to meeting up with old friends! And yay to the internets, facebook, etc.

Ad said...

what a nice picture and sweet tribute to the ang! i´m with nay. i wish i could have been there so you and angie, nathan and charlize, and jude and i could have enjoyed a meal together. maybe next time!

love you,

Chris said...

What fun! Now if you want to have dinner with Angie AND another of the japi parti, just head on over to Orlando!!!