Friday, August 17, 2007

My visit with Cory : Seattle

I just got back from my Portland/Seattle trip and was fortunate enough to go see my old friends Cory and Jason and their adorable daughters Maygan and Anna Corrine who was such a cutie and it had been so long since I had last seen them. Cory and I worked together at NOLA.com and was one of my good friends in New Orleans. We reminisced about how weird it was that us and a lot of our other friends and family are spread all over the country and not even two years ago had this completely different life. Cory talked about her last memory of us right before Hurricane Katrina when I went over to her house with our friend Sarah and it was the first time she had left the house since Anna Corrine was born. We went to the Jasmine Cafe, this little Vietnamese restaurant on Carollton which I frequented for its delicious chicken noodle bowl and cheap prices. Oh, and who could forget the green tea bubble teas that were to die for (and every other flavor too). We had a long dinner, talked about just every day life kind of things and who would have thought that soon after, we would be displaced and now all 3 of us live in totally different cities. Two years later I reside in Los Angeles, Cory in Seattle and Sarah in Washington DC. My how things have changed. It was the first time that I have seen Cory since I left the city and it was so nice to see her, her husband Jason above and her two precious girls. I was so happy to see such familiar faces but I was also so sad to know that we are all so far apart. All my friends from New Orleans will always have a special place in my heart and I hope to keep in touch with them always and often. If any of you are reading this and we haven't spoken recently, I hope to catch up soon.

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