Sunday, September 7, 2008

Late Lunch with Lioness

Very much on the spur of the moment, Fiery Lioness arranged a mini meet & sniff as she was returning to Michigan from Columbus. We met at the Rte. 18 exit from 71N, and headed for Miss Molly's Tearoom in Medina. We got lost on the square with its silly one-way streets and had to call Kogi, who got us the actual address, directions and the phone number.

We made it to the tearoom just as they were closing down the kitchen, so we quickly ordered lunch. Then we could open presents. FL got me an adorable otter and made me a very professional-looking book of otter pictures from her recent zoo visit (Imp, she reminded me of you--she went to a zoo on her honeymoon).

I got her assorted bath products and a very creepy BPAL version of Neil Gaiman's short story "Snow, Glass, Apples." As a side note, that's got to be the perviest version of Snow White I've run across, and not the good kind of pervy, either.

There was much perfoom on the table, and much sniffing was done as we talked.

I found out that Sea of Tranquility, a discontinued scent, is FL's Holy Grail and she doesn't have a bottle. Happily, I remembered that Tangoing Owls has a bottle for sale at a very reasonable price. I felt like a BPAL matchmaker, and was sorry I hadn't worn black with a head scarf. *grin*

As we were finishing our sandwiches, a group of women filed past us to line up for picture-taking in front of the fireplace. We offered to take pictures so that they could all be in them, and it was easy to see that FL has recently experienced a wedding photographer, as she herded the ladies into just the right position for me to take 2 pictures with each camera.

After that, all that remained was for us to pack up the precious and have our picture taken. As usual, I photograph like a troll, but we were having so much fun I'm thrilled to have the picture as a reminder.


  1. You take a lovely picture, complete with collarbones and ankles.

  2. Oh my goodness. Jealous of the meet but more so of that cute otter. Glad you had a nice time.


  3. *cackles* You do NOT photograph like a troll! *squee* It was soo good to meet you and play! *huggles*

    By the way, Mr. Wulf is still quite put out that he couldn't come with... so I'm thinking maybe a winter holiday meet...? ^_~

  4. Yay! It's great that you two were able to meet at what sounds like short notice! And yay that you have a tea shop that you can (eventually) get to. Sounds like a splendid time was had by all.

  5. Z, thank you. Maybe I should actually show my ankles in a picture?

    Rob, thank you too. *smooch*

    Rachel, you do know that's a freshwater otter, right? I have named him Oscar.

    Fluffykins, there's a suggestion for a three-way meeting on your blog.

    Becs, I wasn't actually that wowed by the tearoom--not really my thing. But being able to meet was wonderful, and proving to myself I can do something on the spur of the moment was pretty cool.

  6. No troll. A gnome maybe, but no troll. Stop with the troll stuff.

  7. Sherri, don' wanna be a gnome, wanna be a troll! Btw, one of my BPAL buddies wants to know where you got that gorgeous box I transported my perfoom in.

  8. *wuvs the Jammies*

    *hugs the Jammies lots*

    I too want to know where that fantabulous box came from... *grin*