As I mentioned in a recent post, just nine months ago I rarely checked my e-mail and I almost never used the internet for anything other than work. At that time, I never would have guessed that I'd be at the point I'm at currently. I'm guilty of using the computer a little too often now - in fact, I'm on the verge of imposing some time rules on my home computer use (are you psyched, Barry?) - and I've done something else that I honestly never thought I'd do. I've gone and met yet another internet friend in person. Not only am I still alive to blog about it (I always love it when internet friends turn out not to be murderers, you know), but I had a great time this afternoon connecting with my new pal, Tyra.
Several months ago, Tyra contacted me through my etsy shop. Turns out that she, too, is a jewelry designer and she is a New York City teacher. She's even taught in the Bronx! How's that for having things in common? We've been e-mailing (or "convo-ing," as they say in etsy speak... but I don't like etsy speak) back and forth for a while and finally decided to meet up in person. We got together at Settepani, a cute cafe in Harlem, and chatted on and on about school, NYC, jewelry-making, etsy... it's so nice to have easy conversation with someone you can relate to so well.
Anway, Tyra was wearing a fabulous pair of earrings that, of course, she made, and I'd be sharing a photo of them with you now had I stopped yapping away for a moment of our time together and taken a picture of them. I mean, I brought my camera and all, but get me talking and... well, since I didn't remember to take a photo, you'll have to go to her etsy shop, tyra made, to check her earrings out. And while you're there, you can take advantage of some serious sales she's posted, including my favorites, here. Thanks, Tyra, for a fun afternoon.
And thanks to all of you who have been leaving such sweet comments recently. You've really helped me keep my chin up through a pretty hectic week. Be well!