My friend and faithful blog-reader, Mica (whom I had the pleasure to meet at Cuba Nostalgia last year), shared a sweet moment she had at the 2009 Food and Wine Festival in Miami a few weeks ago.
She got to meet Martha.
Yes, THAT Martha. I swear. I want to be her sometimes. (Martha, not Mica.)
Martha. She who represents everything I could ever hope to be (except for that whole pesky insider-trading-and-having-to-go-to-jail thing, but that's not important right now).
She (Mica, not Martha) reports that they had the following exchange:
Mica (the very bold Cuban woman): "Martha, you MUST do a whole show on Cuban food & culture."
Martha: "Oh I have done some things. Why? Are you Cuban?"
Mica: "Yes, very!!"
So, Mica, my friend, kudos to you for your witty 60 second book-signing repartee with Martha.
If it had been me, I know I would have been tongue-tied and probably said something like:
"Martha! I want to be the Cuban YOU!"
That didn't come out right, did it? Heavy sigh. =(
So you see…..It's a very good thing it was you, Mica, and not me. =D
(Thanks for sharing, my friend!)
~ Martha Stewart