I've never felt more familiar with someone I hadn't met in person before. I have to be all verbose there, saying, 'someone I hadn't met in person before', instead of saying 'a stranger' because the truth is, I have felt that I at least have a grasp on the gist of Charlotte long before last week.
In fact, the only weirdness from the whole thing was the nagging obligation I felt to write a review, like she's some celebrity and I'm some journalist. I'm suppressing the urge to toss around phrases like, 'down to earth' and write things about how 'she showed up in a black cardigan and jeans, looking effortlessly chic.'
Instead, I'll treat it like it was... a fun hangout with friends, and blog about it like I normally do - with pictures.
Learning from Beth's mistake, I made sure to have my camera but my fears regarding lack of documentation proved unwarranted around these two.
And got sushi...
And chatted pretty much non-stop the whole time.
It was a lovely evening.