A couple weeks ago I read a post from a fellow blogger, Ann St. Vincent. She’d written a post about a new guy she was seeing (Giant #3). There were a couple things that were said in the post that tweaked my antennae. A couple statements about the guy weren’t adding up and I had some theories as to why.
Fighting my better instincts, I decided to inject myself into the situation.
Ha! As if I have better instincts! That would have been a good joke for April fools, too late now though.
So, I sent an unsolicited email to Ann. It pointed out the inconsistencies that I saw in the guy’s behavior and possible explanations. Honestly, I figured she’d read it, think I was some weird creep, and delete it without replying.
To my surprise, within a couple hours I had a very nice response from Ann. She already had some sense of what was going on with him and some of the things I pointed out in the message resonated with her. Recently, she wrote another post about him, My Giant Says Thank You, and quoted some of my email. Pretty cool.
After that first email we spent the rest of the day emailing back and forth, talking about relationships, dating, and blogging. It turns out that Ann is a very smart, attentive, funny, articulate and interesting woman. She read all of my older posts on Id’s Redbook, I read all of her posts on Ann St. Vincent, and we went back and forth discussing posts. As a talented writer and interested reader she had a lot of good feedback on posts I’d written. We both blog, she’s got a kid, I’ve got a kid, we’re both divorced, so there was a lot to talk about.
It was really nice and totally unexpected. I had no idea when I sent that email that I would meet this cool woman. I’d read some of her posts, but that doesn’t always paint an accurate picture of the writer. If anything, she is way, way cooler than I would have guessed. Continue reading