Some guys have all the luck

The Professor gets a note from Susanna Cornett:

Just send those reporters who don’t get the difference between “libertarian” and “conservative” to me. Because…

I’m a conservative. Conservatives are friends of mine. And you’re no conservative. Heh.

“Indeed,” he said.

Normally I wouldn’t mention this sort of thing, but my one encounter with the lady has proven to be a lot more memorable than I might have anticipated. If you hate following links:

I had lunch today with blogger Susanna Cornett at a diner in East Newark. Now if “East Newark” strikes your brain cells with exactly the same impact as, say, “Calcutta Heights”, well, there’s more to a community than whether it gets a feature section in Architectural Digest. As for the lady herself, she is an intriguing mixture of Southern charm (see earlier references to Kentucky women) and the don’t-mess-with-me attitude that presumably comes from living around New York City, which virtually guaranteed a splendid time for all — I managed to suppress Klutz Mode with incredible precision for once — and after last night, it was nice to have a huge lunch for not much over ten bucks.

Of course, she has long since left New Jersey, and her blogging is a lot more sporadic than it used to be, but as the phrase goes, you can’t have everything.





1 comment

  1. Terry »

    5 February 2010 · 8:05 pm

    I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know Susanna, too, when she lived in Louisville. We’d become friends through an online writers’ group, and when I was in the area doing research, we got together. Though our politics are polar opposites, I respect her immensely. She’s a damn fine writer, too.

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