Eden M. Kennedy

mission accomplished, pal

Eden M. Kennedy is the co-author (with Alice Bradley) of the book Let's Panic About Babies! (St. Martin's Press, 2011).

A former college-radio DJ, Mrs. Kennedy has driven cross-country six times in a 1973 Volkswagen Bug and enjoys standing on her head.

Currently she works at a nonprofit and is just about finished writing her first novel.

A true e-mail exchange between me and Fahey: ex-boyfriend. Ex-boyfriend who introduced me to Jack and was best man at our wedding. Naturally there's more to it than that. Maybe some other time.

Note the date of each e-mail.

Date: Fri Sep 27, 2002
To: Fahey
Subject: dude

How are you? How was New Jersey? I just ran into Darryl at a gas station. He's forgiven me for not letting him use the phone at 2 am that one time and making him walk all the way to Milpas to find a pay phone. He's married, too.

Date: Fri Sep 27, 2002
To: Mrs. Kennedy
Subject: Re: dude

Jersey was fun NYC was better. I took Britt to the Irish Reps "Playboy of the Western World" Aye Pageen Mike, thars no star brighter reflected upon the muddy pools of the fens! They left all the slang in so it was diffficult for Britt and Tom who kept whispering in my ear, "What's a Peeler?" I felt thusly swelled in a tiny unit sort of way, don't you know. I couldn't shake the phony Irish accent for at least 2 hours after as Britt and I roamed around Soho and Noho quaffing tangerine cozmos and eating kamamoto oysters. People where exceedingly friendly in all boroughs of the city this time round. Daryl, last time I saw him he was pulling newly dead salmon out of an igloo with that disappearing eyes smile of his. Married is he! I should get on the ball...I've started compiling a list of guests.

Blowing kisses to all

The diminutive demeanor that is I

Date: Thu Oct 10, 2002
To: Mrs. Kennedy
Subject: Re: dude

We are so good at keeping in touch

Date: Sun Mar 23, 2003
To: Fahey
Subject: Re: dude

HI!!

Date: Tue March 25, 2003
To: Mrs. Kennedy
Subject: Re: dude

you guys are like friends maintained out of shouts from moving car windows.

(Begin Doppler) "IM FINE HOW ARE YOU!" (End Doppler)

Date: Tue Mar 25, 2003
To: Fahey
Subject: Re: dude

Every time I see a car like yours I roll up my window and pretend I didn't see it.

Date: Sun Apr 20, 2003
To: Fahey
Subject: sensitive

I WAS JUST KIDDING.