"I was hoping you'd know a few people of a biking/gardening/environmental/sustainability/energy/food/ vegetarian bent to introduce them to."
My response:Just what A Town needs, another well meaning white couple who want to save the world one vegetable and bike tire at a time:) You will fit in PERFECTLY here. I on the other hand refuse to compost, and literally am the only one in A Town I know without a bike accept my "partner" Sam. Sam is a man, but for some reason white liberals out here like to say partner... I think its rude... stealing from the lesbians ya know?
In any event, I have lots of friends that I don't really need or like that much and you are welcome to them. Kidding... kind of... I do like them but you are welcome to them. They ride their bikes (and have to tell me that they ride their bike), plant things, eat vegetables (which I do to but I don't understand having to discuss it so much...), and use the word community a lot. They also like to use the word sustainable... but very few of them have full time jobs, so I don't understand how they sustain themselves.
Any chance you are musicians? I am still looking for talent for my summer wedding:)
Congratulations on being the second person to move to A Town with a JOB.... your WAY ahead of the game.
If you still want to meet me or my friends (who are WAY LESS obnoxious than I) after this email... I would be happy to show you around and introduce you to some crunchy earth loving and self righteous people (including myself) and my man partner.
[in response to Jennifer telling me about entering a PhD program]
PS: Jennifer, congrats on not selling out, getting that degree, and pressing on. I once was an intellectual... now I strive towards barefoot in the kitchen... weird how things turn out.