Guess what! I got an email from Cheryl Lavin today. And here's what she had to say:
hey! why don't you link to my columns: www.creators.com and my brand new blog: www.talesfromthefront.com ???????????
I assume she means, from this blog, though I'm pleasantly stunned that she knows about it, since I didn't send her the link when I emailed her a (much condensed version of my) response to the weekend-first-date-disaster a couple of days ago. How did she find us?? No matter! Well, Cheryl, ask and ye shall receive! (See links at right)
In fact, I used to have a link to her Chicago Trib column, but dropped it when I couldn't access the columns for free anymore.
In a separate message, she added that she plans to use my response (or some fraction of it) in an upcoming column! So keep your well peeled eyeballs on Tales from the Front for an alias like "Beth," and a handful of contempt for "Christopher" and "Patricia," and you'll know it's me!