It's been awhile since I've featured a blogger in my neighborhood. So, today is special on many levels. The most important reason is because today's featured blogger is someone I actually know, personally. It was about 15 years ago when I first met Lisa Wines here in Phoenix, we are both part of a circle of tried and true friends.
Lisa was my first. Lisa made a very bold move by taking me somewhere I had never been before.....Paris. Not literally, but through her blog. A blog? I had heard of blogs, but I had never read a blog until our dear friend Sharon insisted I sit down and read all about Lisa's latest escapade. You see, Lisa had moved to Paris the year before and began blogging her experiences as a 50-something American woman living in Paris. Let me tell you, over the years she has found herself in many interesting situations which have left me rolling on the floor, especially this post, She's Got That Look from August 2008.
About a year an a half ago, I wrote a little story and sent it to Lisa. She was very excited by my attempt to write that she encouraged me to blog. Through a series of emails she guided me through the valley of Blogger. Widget? What in the hell is a widget? With patience and love she had me up and running to where I was now exposing myself to the blogosphere. Lisa even went so far to introduce me to her neighborhood by posting a special announcement. As a result, I received several comments on my very first post. Wow! Now, how many of you had such special help? C'mon, get your hands up...that's what I thought.
No doubt, Lisa is special. Once you have visited her blog, Omyword!, it's like sitting on the sofa with a bag of Lay's, you can't read just one. Her humor is infectious and you'll find yourself wanting more. So, I ask you all to take the time today to please visit Lisa and follow her. And, while you are there, be sure to wish her a very happy birthday!