Saturday, December 22, 2012
Things that made me happy in 2012 (a growing list)
I have a thing about Waffle House.
I love it.
I love it a LOT.
I begged my fabulous client Karen Kennedy to go there when I zipped down to Atlanta for a conference a few years back. Being a well-bred southern lady (albeit with a very criminal mind!) she was reluctant to take me to a place that she considered...well...low-rent.
But I whined, pleaded, and she relented. (Boy was she sorry when upon learning I could not buy a souvenir coffee mug, I threatened to purloin one)
Sadly, there are no Waffle Houses near Brooklyn.
But this past June I was pried out of NYC by the beguiling invitation of a road trip with Sorche Fairbank. I will go anywhere with Sorche. She's the absolute definition of boon traveling companion, and it doesn't hurt that she's one helluva good literary agent too, so I get the benefit of her insights under the guise of casual conversation.
I may have not mentioned my devotion to the Waffle House until we'd cleared the Holland Tunnel and it was too late to turn back.
We hit the first Waffle House in Harrisburg.
And the second one in West Virginia.
And the third one in Lexington, KY.
And then, there was that last one. I think Sorche was green by that point, but she is a true blue friend, and we hit the Waffle House for the fourth time in five days.
She gave me lentil bean soup for Christmas and mentioned something about a juice cleanse.
But my heart remains true to Waffle House!
It was a real highlight of 2012.
and I guess the Waffle House loves me too!!