"Matt and Ana met while serving in the Army, despite the fact that they look like hippies -- particularly Matt, who has that strange and confusing sort of reddish beard that isn't really a beard so much as a meandering fringe crying out in the darkness, just wanting someone to love it. It's the Little Orphan Annie of facial hair. It may even be the Tiny Tim."
Didn't meet them. Didn't talk to them. Don't have anything to say. Weirdly, it seems appropriate, doesn't it? ["Matt is super-nice. We had a nice chat about Long Island, of all things, which is I believe where he and Ana live. I can also report that he's fond of his in-laws. (Don't ask. Lots of wine getting drunk that night.) And he's cut his hair short and lost the chin pubes, which is a huge improvement." -- Sars]
"Patricia and Brenda are described as 'working moms,' which is apparently sufficiently descriptive for CBS's programming folks. I always find it strange that women can be described as merely 'working.' 'What does she do?' 'Oh, she works. You know, mining, stem cell research, waiting tables, serving as Secretary of the Interior -- something like that.'"
I didn't meet Pat at all, but I met Brenda at Dinnercon. She looked quite different, very blonde and glam. She came over to talk and was very effusively friendly and nice. We had a fascinating conversation about pendulums in Paris, as you can imagine.
"Nancy and Emily are the 'conservative mother [and] adventurous daughter.' Said adventurous daughter explains that she is a 'get-up-and-go, on-the-spot, fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants kind of girl.'"
I met Emily for about two minutes at Dinnercon. That's one that I regret -- not enough dish time at all. I didn't even recognize her at first at the TARcon -- her hair is lighter and longer, and obviously she was more dressed for a party and less dressed for summer camp than she was on TV. She was friendly enough, but unfortunately, I didn't learn a lot. Well, except what everybody learned, which is the whole Bremily thing, which was outed on TV, in the paper, blah dee blah, and which was certainly outed at the party. They're cute. And good-looking. And seem happy. Expect to see them on the cover of next month's issue of Good-Looking Couples Monthly.