Today Jenny wrote that her close friend Nancy W. Kappes passed away last week.
I met Nancy in Chicago last year, at BlogHer 2009. I was scared and overwhelmed and Nancy made me laugh so hard that I almost pulled a muscle.
She had an impact on me. She made me smile. She laughed at my jokes. She looked me in the eyes and told me I was beautiful. She offered me vodka out of a water bottle.
She made me feel like I belonged in that bathroom.
Like I belonged with those people.
She had the balls to say whatever was on her mind, even though most of it was totally fucked up and made people uncomfortable WHICH IS WHY SHE WAS AMAZING.
She was totally irreverent, completely inappropriate, and unconditionally herself.
Pretty much awesome in every way.
I feel so lucky to have spent a night with her, to have hugged her, to have politely declined heavy duty pharmaceuticals from her.
I'm so sorry for her family and friends. Someone with a personality like hers leaves a huge void.
But I want them to know that she mattered, even to lil' ol' me.
Thank you, Nancy.
Now I'm going to go get drunk and possibly partake in some Nancy W. Kappes style arts and crafts.
I suggest y'all do that too.