The first time that I really got to hang out with Feministing blogger Lori was after the site’s five year anniversary bash, where we bonded over a balloon she brought from the party all the way to an after-party hangout location on the roof of a high-ass building in Manhattan. On the roof, after a pseudo-drunken but enlightening intellectual discussion about what the balloon represented to us, we set it free, floating down to the bright city lights.
All I’m saying is that when you can bond with someone over a balloon, that person must be pretty damn cool. And that’s why we love her — along with the thoughtful brilliance she brings to Feministing.
Happy birthday, Lori! Give her some love in comments.