I still can’t believe it! Ariel was here!
She made a pit stop at Champaign in the midst of her cross-country move, from Boston to Seattle. She arrived here late afternoon yesterday and left way too soon, in early afternoon.
It’s just so surreal to actually meet her for the first time. I mean, it didn’t feel strange at all – but then again, we’ve known each other for quite a while now 🙂 And along with Ariel, I also got to meet her lovely mom and her two darling kitties, Pan and Java.
Last night, we took a little walk to downtown Champaign, and had some fabulous Thai food, while Chris was kittysitting the cats (though I think it was more like the cats were babysitting him). Then followed by wee bit of playing Rockband and (embrace yourself…) posting on Plurk, while sitting next to each other! How dorky are we?!
And today, we went for a little walk to main quad on campus, got some coffee, then a light lunch, before they had to leave.
But.. not before some mandatory pictures. But of course!
Here is a picture of us, and our twin socks. I know, we look pretty silly (at least I know I do).
And here’s Pan. I made many attempts but this is the only one where he’s actually looking at the camera and is not blurry. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to get a picture of Java 🙁
It’s so sad that she only stayed for one night, but I’m surely glad that she stopped by!
But I’m pretty sure this will not be the only time, just the first time I get to spend fabulous time with her. I just now have to make a plan to go visit her in Seattle once she all settles in, and hopefully soon 🙂