I remember the first time J took me to meet the McGowins, I was so nervous.
It probably didn't help that he said something to the effect of These folks are some of the most important people in my life.
They are like family to him and they became family to me, too.
Their daughter, Molly Kate, was barely a teenager when we first met and now she's a freshman in college in Connecticut.
Molly Kate and her friend Sarah visited us in the city not too long ago.
I had the best time with them.
We shopped and ate at Serendipity and shopped and shopped some more.
They had a real New York hotdog straight from a street vendor. I was so proud.
And knew Colleen would be, too.
And lest you think otherwise, let it be known that we made an appearance at DASH...
Owned by the Kardashian sisters themselves.
You could be the proud owner of a cotton tee with DASH written across your bosom for a mere $60.
That same weekend, we celebrated our friend Melissa's birthday.
These guys taught us to take our tequila shots with a cinnamon sprinkled orange instead of the tired ole salt and lime.
It was good. Both the tequila and the friends.