But that's not it. It turns out his 9-yr old daughter and I both share a passion for crafts, and this little girl is VERY CREATIVE. Well, today, I got the following email from my friend:
"Be prepared that you will receive email from my daughter from now on. She has been hooked into your little gift. She spent most of her time trying to make the same figure that you gave to her. She was frustrated and even cried because she couldn’t make it. She asked me to invite you to our house again (very soon, like next weekend) in order to teach her how to do it."I was flattered that I could make a little girl cry (in a good way). I told my friend that I could offer her some hints and thanked him again for the wonderful evening and dinner.
A couple hours later, I received this email from guess who:
Can you please stop by my house for 30 minutes to teach me how to make a dog out of before CHRISTMAS ?I have about 150 pipe cleaners.
I was planning to make dogs for my relatives for christmas present. Can you e-mail me back? Please tell me what date and what time you are available."
Wow, this little girl is HARDCORE! How could I say no to that?? So this weekend, I'll be going to their house to spend a couple hours teaching her the tricks of the trade, and some of my "secrets." I should have her sign a non-disclosure agreement so she doesn't take that knowledge and outsell me in the market! =P