Those of you who don’t follow me on twitter may not realize I’m in Austin, Texas right now. I am. At the IACP conference. It’s almost a hundred degrees, and I’m the only one not wearing strappy sandals. Since I arrived yesterday afternoon, it’s been nonstop. I think I may have slept for a bit in the middle there somewhere.
So yesterday? at food camp? I met Dorie Greenspan. Who was absolutely lovely and friendly and exactly like the Dorie I had in my mind, once I filled in all the gaps.
And then I went to a party at the museum Kalyn, and Eliese, and Jaden, and so many people I have a bag full of cards and a brain full of good conversations. And Kalyn and I went to La Condesa for margaritas and a late nibble, which were stupendous.
And then there was a lot of other stuff, and tonight, at another shindig, Dorie saw me through the crowd and came over to ask me how my day was. And then Jacques Pépin came over to say hi – to Dorie, that is, but yes for a few fleeting minutes I was just hanging and chatting with Dorie and Jacques, and it could be that I just fell asleep and didn’t notice, but if that’s the case I’d like to continue on with this dream, please. Glee – I get it now.
Dinner, by the way, was amazing barbecue at Lamberts with Shauna, Danny and Lu, and Lisa, Gaby and Lillian. After a midnight food styling session (you know you’re hard-core when…) I’m going to bed – never so happily exhausted and invigorated at the same time.