Friday, April 18, 2008

Come and meet Franklin (and get your picture taken)

Hey, GKIYH readers in the Philadelphia/Delaware Valley area: In case you haven't heard (hah!), Barack Obama is not the only cool, handsome guy from Chicago who is appearing here this weekend. My pal Franklin Habit, blogger extraordinaire, chargez d'affaires to Her Nibs, Dolores Van Hoofen, is snoozing right now in my spare room. (I'm not exactly sure where Dolores is sleeping right now, but that's another story.)

I apologize for the excess of exclamation points. Yesterday I picked Franklin up at the airport. I was a bit early (okay, I'm a bit excited, can you tell?) but as I came up to the gate, my heart skipped a beat when I saw this woman from the back:

I figured only Dolores would wear hot pink velour sweatpants that read "Boopalicious" across the ass, but, sadly, I was mistaken. Thankfully the Homeland Security folks were very understanding when I tried to explain that I was not a big weirdo accosting the charming Japanese tourist -- I was a big weirdo who thought that she was goosing her friend's slutty talking sheep.

As soon as they let me out of the holding cell, I found darling Franklin. Franklin was then treated to a typical suburban day: lunch at the diner, as you saw yesterday, a cello concert by Elvis, introductory lessons in Wii (he's very good at target practice and won a bronze medal his first time playing), a quick stop at the elementary school to see the "art show"

Fuzzeh Bunnehs courtesy of Miss Thing.

dinner at Chili's, and of course, constant inter-sibling bickering.

Having known Franklin a while, I already knew how fun he is to be around; yet it still amazes me at what a smart, funny, altogether charming man he is and how lucky I am to know him.

So if any of you are within driving distance of Kennett Square, Pennsylvania (which is a scenic and historical town close to Longwood Gardens), please stop by tomorrow between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the lovely Wool Gathering and get your photo taken by Franklin for the 1,000 Knitters Project. Details about the shoot and Wool Gathering are here. Me, I am all too eager to sniff around what looks to be a beautiful yarn shop that says right on its website that its specialty is "natural fiber yarns". . . and to meet the owner Jacqui, who has the excellent taste and discerning judgment to have made this photo shoot possible. Yay, Jacqui!

Okay, I'm off now. I'm afraid I've gone from my usual cynical, wisecrackin' self to a breathless giggling schoolgirl.

See you tomorrow!


mindy said...

Sheesh, I wouldn't even be able to type straight! What kind of mischief do you guys have planned for today?

mindy said...

Oh, and tell her the bunnehs are fantastic!

Rooie said...

Jealous....oh, so jealous.

I was hoping to get to Kennet Square on Saturday but, alas, it isn't going to happen.

I'm just going to sit here and sulk now.

Anonymous said...


I haven't been in this much squee since the beatles appeared on ed sullivan's show!

Carol said...

Love the breathless giggling schoolgirl stuff. I'd be exactly the same. Glad you're having fun (kids excepted). Wish I could be there!!!!!

Carol said...

p.s. You're not taking him to Woody's tonight, are you?

purlewe said...

had so much fun at the shoot. It was a hoot to see both of you.