Tuesday, January 4, 2011


So we all know how much I adore Bart Yasso right?

Imagine my surprise when I picked up my gmail yesterday and read the following,

Bart Yasso sent you a message on Facebook...


(an actual quote from me, I was not very articulate in the moment)

You see, Bart Yasso has a fan page on Facebook, and as a stalker fan, of course, I'm on that page with some frequency.  So he asked for everyone's New Years Resolutions, and I said, "2010's resolution 'become best friends with Bart Yasso at the Richmond marathon' is going to be hard to top"... well, that, apparently, struck him as funny.

Funny enough that he "liked" the comment.

And... Funny enough that he wrote me a little note.

Yes. 6 words.  And then, he wished me Happy New Year with THREE exclamation points.  If we were in Jr High, we'd spend hours dissecting this.  We're not though, so, we can't read anything into the 6 very benign words he wrote.  Still, it was a great moment.

So, what is the nature of my "relationship" with Bart?  Well, I know who he is (saw him race in Bermuda, & heard him speak in RVA), and I figured that's where it ended... except that apparently, he remembers me with clarity, and quoted our Marathon conversation back to me in another reply.  What can I say?  The socks are memorable.

Well - the socks and the "crazy".  I did run by pointing at him with both hands while screaming, "It's my NEW BEST FRIEND BART!!!" at the top of my lungs.  I'm just sayin'.

Speaking of Facebook, I have a fan page for this blog, incase you missed that memo, and occasionally I've been known to write some good stuff... no, not really, I usually just make corrections & such, but... feel free to like me anyway.


Julie D. said...

Three exclamation points?!!! definitely your BFF. :) But really, it is pretty awesome!!! :)

Allie said...

I'm so jealous of your new best friendship! That's awesome.

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

Three exclamation marks? Well if you were in high school, 3 exclamation marks would mean you were going steady with Bart!

flaunt that relationship! I bet he gives you his class ring soon. ;-)

misszippy said...

I'm sure you made his day with your resolution!

Liz said...

you made me giggle today. i teach high schoolers, and a like and a comment on facebook with three exclamation points is VERY BIG!

basically, you're going steady now.

Anonymous said...

So cool! I am going to like you on facebook!

P said...

That is so cool!! I'm giddy just reading about it, so I can't imagine what you must be feeling like!

Terri said...

Very cute! I laughed reading this post. I'm jealous too of your new BFF!

Wifey said...

How fun! So you're like the cool girl at school now. Tee hee hee.

Winks & Smiles,