The Casting Dock


I think it’s a female thing, buuuuut I don’t want to (perhaps erroneously) speak on behalf of all female kind, so suffice it to say it is definitely a Lisa thing: I love connecting with people.  I feel like it’s the phrase that so many of us females use for needing to feel an interpersonal, emotional click with others–whether or not we are “connecting.”  It’s the sense that we are effectively communicating with another human being and the feeling of being transparent, understood, and deeply known.  We looooove to connect (dang it, there I go again, broadly speaking for all female-kind…but I really do think it’s true…).

While my husband is an all-star in this area and faithfully obliges as I need my daily debrief time, there is something different about a good girl chat session.  Last night I went to visit my lovely friend and college roommate Steph (isn’t she precious??!?!)

at her adorable apartment in this great city (technically she lives on the Cambridge side, but whatever…)

where we indulged in this delightful dinner compliments of Steph’s culinary talents:

I am SO thankful for Steph. While we may be wired differently on the emotionality spectrum, we both really appreciate a good processing session and we get along SO well.  Our similarities overlap flawlessly and our differences actually complement each other really well.  Steph is warm, encouraging, and insightful and I always come away from our time spent together feeling really refreshed by the quality of our connection.  Close proximity to Cambridge, and therefore to Steph, was a distinct perk in the decision to move back up to Massachusetts.  I am excited to watch our friendship develop throughout this next stage of life. Cheers to going into our eighth year as friends! I love you, Steph.  As I always say, you are just the cutest thing around.


1 Rhonda { 11.05.10 at 2:29 pm }

I understand the wonders of a great friendship! My friendship to your mom is often a bit of a whirlwind, always engaged with laughter, gut-wrenching honest, give and take, supportive through thick and thin, endearing, and just plain fun!

2 Bryan { 11.05.10 at 4:14 pm }

What a nice one today! I’m really enjoying your reading your blog every morning. It’s becoming part of my ritual, like yogurt.

3 Jer { 11.05.10 at 7:49 pm }

Good job Lis–any time you can find yourself in the same company as yogurt, you know you’ve arrived.

4 noche { 11.05.10 at 9:24 pm }

O.K. so I planned to echo your comment on Steph being the cutest thing around (side note: Uncle Wes is on board with that one), but then I was sidetracked by my good friend Rhonda’s comment about our friendship being a “whirlwind”!! Not quite sure how to take that. Calming down, thinking rationally …. I’m sure I am the one whirling the wind around Rhonda, but I also know that she has upon many occasions talked about how much she loves windy days….thus, I shall take her comment as a Giant Complement.
Back to your blog Pumpkin (pizza..a stretch)… I totally agree with the whole female relationship deal. I’m so glad you have a Rhonda (aka Steph) in your life and that she lives close by. Kuddos to Jer…for being an all-star…I knew there was something special about that guy. xxoo, Noche

5 alexis { 11.06.10 at 5:03 am }

I’m not sure I could love this post anymore. From pumpkin pizza, to the beautiful pic of cambridge, to the undeniable definitions of Miss Acker, who is by far one of the greatest gifts to each life she’s present in. A treasure on so many levels. And, agreeably, one of the cutest things around.

Impressed with your blog too Lisa! I’ll be popping on here more often!

Check out this post of my bosses on our blog.

And I think you are right.. connection is KEY for all of us. :)

6 Little Lauren { 11.08.10 at 2:28 am }

Miss you girls so much! Love the blog, Lis. Love the recipes, Steph!

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