Day 88 of theÂ 90 Days of AwesomeÂ is in the bank! What made today awesome?Â I got to have lunch with Stripes!
I met Rachel (aka Stripes) at the inaugural No Pants Light Rail Ride in 2009 and then we became friends as two of the co-founders of Improv AZ. (She got the nickname Stripes because she wore awesome striped knee-high socks at the first No Pants Ride.) We did some awesome shenanigans together like Welcoming a Stranger at the Airport, a Freeze at First Friday, and we were co-captains of part of the 2010 No Pants Light Rail Ride. Geez we had fun!
And then Stripes moved to the east coast, got married, and had a baby. This week, they were all back in town because Stripes and her husband Paul were invited to give talks on computer programming. (Yeah, they’re wicked smart.) We met up for lunch at Carolina’s â€“ Paul’s first time to this Mexican food Mecca with the best tortillas in Phoenix. I suspect they don’t have Mexican food like this back east.
It was so great to catch up with Stripes and meet her husband. I loved his 3-question test he gave each of his dates when he was still single:
- What’s the square root of 144?
- True or false: There is right way to put on the toilet paper roll.
- What do you do?
He and Stripes seem to be a good fit for each other. And they have the most adorable baby. In general, I dislike children (which I need to revise that to children over 6 months old) but this little guy was so cute and chill. I asked to hold him the moment I saw him. I love his big inquisitive brown eyes â€“ always checking out his surroundings.
It was so great to see Stripes! It’s too bad my next trip back east won’t afford me enough time to visit them on their turf.
In case you missed it: Day 87 of the 90 Days of Awesome â€“ Processing my grief and anger.