Thursday, December 20, 2007


Our good friends Marianne and Bryan had recently invited Scott and I over for dinner last week and the subject of blogs came up. I mentioned what a blog stalker I am and my problem with blog envy and Marianne told that I had blog-dissed her.
"What?" says she, "Do I have to do to earn a mention on your blog?" I guess I had previously mentioned we had dinner with friends but didn't state the names of said friends. I was then informed that I had been shown up by some stranger that Marianne just met who had put her on her blog.
This got me to thinking, have I been unintentionally blog-dissing all my near and dear ones? Do my faithful readers (ha ha) wonder when it is going to be their moment of glory, their time to shine per se with their own special feature?
This grievous, although unintentional, error had to be corrected, so I decided to dedicate this blog to you Marianne and 10 reason why you are my friend.

1-You make awesome Christmas cards (see top photo). Receiving your hand crafted letter pressed card this year was very exciting.
2-I admire Marianne's (and Bryan's) economic, green, conservationist ways. She puts me to shame by listening to NPR, not having cable, gardening, sewing and going to the library versus buying books. I always feel like I need to try better when I leave her house.
3- I can call Marianne anytime and stress out for 30 minutes about paint color choices. Thank you for helping me to decide if I should go with creamy yellow or yellowy brown. I think I can pretty much stress about anything with you, thanks for listening.
4-Related to #3 is that Marianne and Bryan bought a house a few months before us. It is about the same age and we are both remodeling. It is fun to have someone to share this with and discuss the ups and downs of home renovation.
5-We can talk until 1 AM (which is really late for me) about almost anything.
6-We were in art school together. I loved school. I love everyone who did art school. I think I loved everyone in my classes. Yay photo department!
7-She is honest.
8-I admire her convictions and her choices for her career. She loves her job teaching photography and I love that Marianne still does cyanotypes. It makes me miss school.
9-We both love to read.
10-We were neither very sure about each other when we first met. I'm so glad we still became friends after our initial uncertainty.

-Oh, and I decided to throw in a #11,
11-Marianne and Bryan always send thank you cards in the mail after we have dinner together. I love receiving things in the mail and makes me feel special that she took the time to write a card.
-Oh and I just thought of a #12,
12-Marianne comments on my blog. I love people commenting. It is nice to know that my blog is actually read.


Amanda said...

marianne is a treasure!

Marianne said...

How, annoying! I made a comment and now it didn't show up. Anyway,
Lindsey, your words to me and my husband are touching. I honored to FINALLY be mentioned on a blog. I love you guys and I am incredibly lucky to have inspiring friends. You both inspire me in completely different ways. The more I get to know you, the more I love you.

bryan said...

Wow. We've gone from blog-dissed to blog-flattered. Thanks for the compliments. I too feel lucky and gracious to have friends like you.