The world is small. Really, really small. If you have the time and inclination, you can connect with people a world away without ever having to leave your home office. This happened to me today and I give the time and inclination credit all to my new friend, Sai Browne. (Or Saideh, as her mom would prefer...) Long story short, Sai is a an accomplished author. In gathering resources for her next book (focusing on Gen Xers who are redefining their lives) she put out a query on HARO http://www.helpareporter.com/, seeking Gen X contributors. I think I'd be an interesting case study for a number of books, so I sent her out an email. A few hours later, I got a phone call.
Let me back up. Before I sent an email to her, I checked out her blog at http://www.liferemixedradio.com/ and found it funny, real, topical and thought-provoking. As a matter of fact, I felt like after reading a few blog posts, I really knew her well. So in a matter of just a few minutes of her call, we were chatting like good friends. It didn't hurt that she too, is a Project Runway/Tim Gunn fan! (How awesome would it be to have Tim standing over me and my stack of unfinished resumes, saying "Make it work, Lauren!"
After our conversation, I thought for a moment how amazing this interaction was, and how unlikely something like this would have been years ago. I hope you, dear readers, have something just as cool happen to you this week.