Not long after this, I clicked on a link CB posted on Twitter. That click led to a few more around her site, including the page with a few photos of her. She looked familiar. Familiar enough that I was pretty sure I'd seen her somewhere. Then it hit me. She works in my building! Armed with that little bit of knowledge, over several tweets, I tell CB that I'm pretty sure she works in my building, but I won't say which building since I like my little piece of anonymity too. Her response? "Except I know exactly who you are :-)" Long story a little shorter, she sends me a link to a post featuring an absolutely beautiful tart and promises to let me know when it's in the building. And then came Monday...
In the middle of a particularly chaotic moment today, a girl I don't know (not CB) walked into my office, tells me she was asked to give this to me and hands me a plate. On the plate is... you guessed it... a beautiful slice of chocolate tart!
By now I've discovered CB's true identity so I was glad to be able to send her an actual email to thank her. At some point, I remembered we've actually worked together a bit through our former managers a few years ago and even spoken on the phone a couple of times. It can feel like a small company (even if it's not) and it's a small world.
So, thank you, Foodie Footnotes for being a bright spot in an otherwise blurry gray day. Unexpected sunshine is the very best kind! And in case anyone is wondering, the tart was delicious! Check her out at:
B and I also shared a lovely Thursday night dinner on this rainy Monday night. We have a flurry of events this week that will keep us from a trip later in the week. I'll save that for tomorrow, though.