The Bratty Brunch Report
I survived! And it actually went well.
Bratty and Nutter were already waiting for us when we arrived at the cafe. After some hellos, we sat down. There was some chit chat before ordering, which I participated in a bit but mostly dug my nose in the menu. After ordering a vegan wrap, salad and a coffee (and Bratty and Nutter paid for their own food!) there was more chit chat.
I liked Nutter. She is definitely a Chatty Cathy and my introverted self would get annoyed with too much of her, but she was articulate and pleasant. She's worked for the same large tech company for 5 years and likes it. She likes to travel and to bake. She loves her dog, a 10 year old greyhound. She comes from a fairly big family and they seem close.
Bratty said she's doing well in her classes except for Physics (her nemesis LOL). They both like where they are living and get along with their housemates.
SO's brother has a house in a small town in Provence France and they are planning to go there next summer. SO and I stayed there 4 years ago so they peppered us with questions. SO told them they would need a rental car and to specify automatic transmission when renting (neither can drive stick). I thought they would have a hard time finding vegan food but wisely kept that to myself.
They asked me some questions where I gave a polite but brief answer. And no asking for Disneyland tickets, thank goodness.
SO was very happy I went. I am happy its over and went well. Now I get my reward dinner....oysters on the half shell, here I come!