Tuesday, December 12, 2006

New Mexico: Hanging with my girl Jay

Now I am in Albuquerque, New Mexico and its my second time here in the last few months! I was excited to come to the market this time because my girlfriend Jay, who I knew from New Orleans (I actually took over her job at NOLA.com!) came down from Santa Fe to meet me for dinner. We met last night at a restaurant called the Rancher's Club-- awesome Lobster Chimichangas-- and her sister Lena met us as well.

Jay is such a dear friend and she is someone who I know I will be close friends with forever. Its been 3 years since I've seen her and it seemed like yesterday. First of all, we both haven't changed much since the last time we've seen each other- that is, the way we look- but of course our lives are completely different now than when we last saw each other. We've talked on the phone a lot, especially since the hurricane, but she now lives in Santa Fe with her 3 kids and her husband Jim. I am so glad this is one of my markets that I handle because its so much fun to see her and now I know I will be able to see her at least 4 times a year!

We had such an awesome time together and laughed for almost 6 hours straight. Great wine, good food and good company- you can't beat it. And her sister Lena is just like her, I am lucky to have made another friend. Thanks Jay for the lovely gift and the wonderful picture that's going up on the fridge! I already can't wait to come back again to hang out with you.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am sooo jealous! Lobster Chimicangas and Jay (and her cool sis). Can't think of a mo' betta evening out. Next time I am tagging along.

Jay: When I talk to you next, I have an awesome Jon story.

-Vanessa