It really all began around Christmas time when she presented me with this :
and I was all… “Martha, you shouldn’t have”
… and she was all “O, stop! like you didn’t know”
and I was like ‘true’…
and then she said
“Well since I’ve recently become an avid blogger and tweeter thanks to the guiding light you and all of your fabulous bloggy friends have shone on me, I wanted to invite you all over and dedicate an entire show to all of you”
Well, I didn’t know what else to say besides “UM,, hell yea!” … and so we took out our calendars and set a date. Martha’s calendar was wide open, but you know– me being Complicated, and my friends being Blog-stars and all.. we had to schedule our get together in the new year… that day was today.
When I first arrived at Martha’s pad… I have to say I was a little creeped out.
She is totally “That friend”… you know- kinda single white female.
I mean, she decorated her entire set to look EXACTLY like my house!
… A greenhouse filled with plants?
… Could she stalk me any more??
When I confronted her on it, she apologized and said assured me it wasn’t stalking but merely inspiration.. and well- who am I to stand in the way of being Martha Stewart’s muse ? I decided to take it as a compliment and move on.
The visit was quite lovely. The atmosphere cozy, the staff welcoming… though I must say I couldn’t help but feel Martha’s hostessing skills were a bit lacking when she cooked some delicious smelling Pad Thai with fellow blogger Pim —- and never offered even a taste! Its ok though, I am sure she was just super nervous having us all there. Totally understandable, we’ve all been there- right?
We chatted with some of her other blog friends who have built their blogs around their love for Martha’s cookbooks and crafts (very a-la- Julie & Julia), got to catch up with her daughter, Did you know she and her more entertaining friend Jennifer host The Whatever Martha Radio Show? Yes, she’s still got a little bit of angry teenager in her- but .. ::tear:: she’s gotten so big.
When Alexis was done embarrassing mom with statements like -(I don’t blog because) ‘I have like an actual job’, we shook our rump shakers to Adam Lambert’s “For your entertainment” and just enjoyed some good old fashion girl talk– including fashion tips!
Visiting with your BFF is always lots of fun, but when your BFF is Martha Stewart… its just a bit cooler. .. And well since I’m sure you will see me all over the TV, and your twitter streams have been swamped with #blogshow hashtags… I felt it was time to come clean and full disclose my BFF-dom with M-Stew (Inside joke- Sorry).
Anyway, you’ve officially received the memo.