i should look far more chastened here than i do.
i had the pleasure of meeting the gorgeous goodbye valentino yesterday at mood, before she flew to lunch with the equally exquisite frabjous couture. she glows just as she does in her pictures, as you can tell from this shot i swiped from marina. sarah has no pictures of her own, as i broke her camera several minutes into meeting her.
(actually, it's her husband's camera.)
as usual, i got bit in the ass at the very moment of thinking just how amazing i am. i had framed up a lovely shot of sarah & her man at mood (whose name has gone completely out of my head, my brain fritzed immediately following the electronic murder), and as the image popped up on the screen, i thought really i am SO good she is just going to love this picture oh the praise i will get i am TOTALLY an A student. reaching out to hand the camera back, i simply let it drop from my fingers. i didn't trip over anything, or get bumped by a bolt of fabric, wasn't attacked by a hoard of bees, WASN'T EVEN HUNGOVER, i just let the damn thing fall.
i've been doing this a lot lately. seriously, i've begun to wonder if dropping things is a sign of le preggos (no, i am not). ruggy believes it is a sign of moving too fast. that's highly possible. i raced over to mood on a full day and maaaaaaybe i shouldn't have crammed so much in. but i couldn't miss meeting sarah! and just look at the joy i brought into her life! now she gets to go CAMERA SHOPPING!
(i suggested the canon g12, which i did not bring, and never let anyone else hold for fear they'll drop it. ironic.)
sarah was very gracious about the whole thing, and when marina arrived and innocently suggested our third of the mood sewing network ought to snap a picture, she got a great laugh out of the recap. to be honest, it seemed a knowing laugh... at this point, we've met IRL enough for her to know the cut of my particular jib. this time, she was stuck in traffic and i only got to bask in her warmth for a minute.
(really, i could blame it all on marina's lateness. we all know that she would never drop a camera. come on, those delicate couture hands? no dropsies there, baby.)
so the couture queen brought her olympus out to save the day. i eyed it nervously and offered up my iphone with a request that someone throw it against a wall with gusto, but no takers.