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September 6th, 2008 at 07:02 pm

Saving log - $3 tip box
Spending log - $15 lunch + $102 dinner & drinks

Saving log - $0 tip box
Spending log - $12 brunch + $10 produce

My surprise guest is kashi!

DH and I met with Kashi and her SO Friday night. Most of you old-timers remember her; for those who forgot, or are new enough that you've never run across her blog, let me be helpful:

Text is http://kashi.savingadvice.com/ and Link is

I hope that I'm not stealing too much of her thunder, but she looks fantastic, her SO is very sweet, she's working part time in a photography portrait studio (my big, big question - keep pursuing photography, Kashi, your pics are fantastic!), and she's on a vacation between jobs (she was also escaping the effects of the convention). Hopefully she will catch us up a bit after she gets back to Minnesota.

The four of us ate and drank a couple of cocktails alfresco along Pike - a wonderful 2 hour wide ranging catchup. The funny thing was that DH and Kashi's SO seemed to click even more strongly. If an objective observer looked at our table, it would have appeared those two had the reunion rather than the two of us! Could that be an effect of blogging - Kashi and I could quickly catch up through our blogs, while DH and SO did it the old fashioned way?

Kashi mentioned that she just ran out of things that she wanted to blog about - I can readily relate. Its hard to write if things are going well, and if you feel like you are bumping up against the same issues, well, posting those over and over gets problematic.

Kashi and SO put up a bit of a fight when I nabbed the check. It's the end of your vacation, you two, allow me. Besides, it was the very best money I've spent this year.

I promised that when DH and I visit the farmette in Wisconsin, we will look them up in Minnesota. And if they are more serious about moving to the PNW - please visit for a week in February. Late summer is Bali-Hai season in Seattle ... it leads tourists to their doom.

Now what you've all been waiting for - pictures!

An action shot of Kashi doing what she does best ... and using the PricePlus gambit.

Baselle (in black) and Kashi (in blue) walking away...

And after all that...

"Good night, Kashi," I said.
"Good night, baselle," Kashi said.

8 Responses to “kashi”

  1. Broken Arrow Says:

    Very nice entry!

    She's got quite a camera there. And yes, her blog is filled with lots of lovely pics. I wish I had that kind of eye.

    You know, you do make a very good point about blogging and when things are going well. I think my life is going well enough, and it's getting hard to find things to say too. That's also why I hate to commit to anything, blog-wise, and just go along as I feel like it. Otherwise, I don't think I can really blog at all.

  2. kashi Says:

    What a sweet post! It was so awesome to meet you and DH!! Big Grin We had a great time. I wish we could have stayed longer...like months! We will definitely be back!

    I just about had a heart attack when I saw the bill - seriously? How did that happen?? But thanks so much for dinner and drinks...it was really fun. Come visit us any time and we will certainly reciprocate!

    (and I should really post to my own blog one of these days...tee hee)

  3. frugaltexan75 Says:

    I'm jealous! :Wink:

    Sounds like you two had a great visit.

    I agree about it getting hard to know what exactly to write about after a while. I'm not sure how some of those bigger bloggers that seem to have new material up everyday and have huge followings do it. (Like the No Credit Needed blog guy.)

  4. debtfreeme Says:

    sounds like a great visit!!

  5. baselle Says:

    Kashi - That included tip, and I'm a reasonable tipper. So think food, a couple drinks, tip for four people, weakness of the dollar (hah hah) and it was relatively cheap.

    Laura and BA - What started me on blogging was that I had an inheritance story that kept it fresh, but what keeps me blogging is that it helps keep my powers of observation relatively sharp. It helps to treat this like a journal that people can read or not. Just like any other writing, write what you want to read and what is on your mind. As soon as you think of your audience the troubles begin.

  6. fern Says:

    Oh, wow, that's SO cool you guys met.

  7. monkeymama Says:

    How Exciting!! Thanks for sharing.

  8. boomeyers Says:

    I remember Kashi! How great you got to meet up! I still think we need to have a big SA convention!

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