I’m a Facebook girl. It’s such an easy way to communicate with friends around the globe. I also admit, I’ve never been very fond of other social media platforms, especially Twitter. So many faceless strangers, plus I find the 140 character limit frustrating. I rarely remember to check messages there (so if you want me to see something urgently, it’s best to contact me on the Facebook page).
However, one day last July I did check Twitter on a whim, only to find a message from a gentleman by the name of Mark Tyler Nobleman, who I’d never met before. He said he’d just published an interview in which I was mentioned. Curiosity got the better of me, so I clicked through to the article. It was written by Wendy Frazier. You’ll probably remember Wendy as the girl with the legs in the ZZ Top Legs video, but Wendy was one of my closest friends and confidents in the early 80’s. She was my partner in crime when I lived in Los Angeles pre Duran Duran days, and for many years after.
In fact, in the article she recounts how we went to the party that Nick and I met each other at together; “I spent the evening watching Nick Rhodes fall head over heels in love with Julie Anne while the boat cruised around the marina. Needless to say I drove the car home and Julie Anne went “on tour” with the band.” Her words warmed my heart and fond memories came flooding back (the reason we fell out deliberately not among them – life is just too short), so I messaged Mark asking him to give her my contact details.
The last I knew of Wendy she was living in Aspen, and the reception when we bumped into each other there had been a frosty one. You could have knocked me over with a feather when we did finally speak, and she happens to be living less than a mile away from me! We immediately made plans to go to dinner that week. Then confessed and giggled later over the fact we had both changed outfits about fifty times, and were probably more nervous about seeing each other for the first time in twenty years, than we would be getting ready for a first date with the man of our dreams.
It’s so nice to reunite with a friend I share so much history with, and rather like having a sister that lives close by. It does seem like such a bizarre fluke that we ended up finding each other again, but such is the power of social media. Thank you Twitter and Mark for reconnecting us again.
Lee’s Shushwamp Ribs
Wendy may be known for her legs, but another longtime friend of mine, Lee Lyndsey shared her finger-licking ribs recipe with us. I made these for clients yesterday and they loved them, so I thought I’d pass the love on here too. Not only can they be part of a hearty lunch or dinner, when cut into single ribs they make a great appetizer too. Be sure to catch Lee on tour this fall.
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