Okay, so I was set up to write a review but got taken out by the news that a good friend of mine was suddenly taken ill. Which was weird because we had just been at a get together at her place to watch football on Saturday (I know, imagine me watching and enjoying football. College football no less. Then toss a kleenex on the floor to check if the law of gravity had been repealed.) I got an ominous message on Facebook from one of our other besties in a language that I hate: “have you heard from ‘X’?”
Which of course immediately sends alarm bells ringing. Did someone else in the family die? (there was a recent and totally unexpected family death.) Was there a car accident? A fire? An attack of giant, man-eating clams? I don’t know about you, but I’d rather see a message reading “X” had a loss in the family, car accident, clam related attack, etc and ask me if I heard, especially if you are communicating via Facebook. Turns out our friend was taken to the hospital with a 103 temp and nobody knew where.
Beverly Hills has a reputation in the media as being an insular, snobby and class-conscious place. I’m sure that that is the case on some levels, but not on the part of the people I interact with. We range from church-mouse poor to Old Hollywood to Richer than Sh!&, and we all get together when needed, and when not needed. I call a friend who is on the City Council who is “X”‘s best friend to asks her if she knew anything. She didn’t, but asked me to call her when I found out anything.
In the end I got an email from “X” reading that she was home, having had two IV’s pumped into her for hydration and some anti-nausea meds, and marveling that our little network would ferret out the info and care enough to care. Since I know she’d gnaw through concrete to take care of me if it was necessary I was glad we could prove that it was a two way street, even in the smallest of ways.
Screw the enemies; keep your friends close and your friends closer.
Oh and in perfume news, the City Exclusives are making their annual pilgrimage to Le Labo and LuckyScent this week. Sniff away!
(I refer to my friend as “X” since she prefers to remain anonymous, including not going Facebook)