Yesterday I read her comment from April 31, in which she described her recent discovery of some childhood treasures that she thought had been lost forever. I wanted to tell her how happy I was for her that she had recovered those items and all the happy memories associated with them, so I sent her an email. And she replied (she is always gracious enough to reply) from a McDonald's - in Sydney, Australia!
Is the term "jet-setter" still in use? Yes, I see it is - according to Urban Dictionary, the first definition is: "A person who travels to numerous places around the world to places that other people always want to go but never do." (Please do NOT look up the second definition!) So I think we can add that to the list of qualities that make her so endearing. Not so much just because she travels to far away places, but she seems genuinely happy to hear from an admirer like me no matter where she happens to be!
But - and here's the sad part - she ended her reply with the news that she is no longer commenting on Rex Parker's blog. I've already commented on her reasons and my feelings about them in another post, so I'll just report the fact of her departure from Rexville and leave it at that. And of course her departure from the blog effectively closes my window on her world, time-warped though it may have been. Without the little insights into her life that I was able to glean from her posts I'll have no way of staying up to date (or 5 weeks behind) on events in her life and so will have no basis for further updates to her fan club (syndicated chapter). Unless, of course, she changes her mind - hey, a guy can hope can't he?!
Sometime in the next 5 weeks I'll read ACME's final comment to Rexville and I know I will be very sad - I suspect the rest of the community will be (or more accurately, was), too.
So it's time to say "Goodbye" to the ACME fan club (syndicated chapter), and here's what I came up with when I googled "Goodbye video" (it seems appropriate):