The always delightful Lorelei V is not only a very good writer, but she loves music and is funny as well (not funny in a cheap one-liner kind of way, but funny in a thoughtful and sometimes incidental way). And she lives in Brisbane.
That makes her my favourite kind of new-person-to-meet.
And I have met her. And I wouldn't have had to use any of my back-up conversation starters because she is much too interesting for that (also, we shared, at the time, a common frustration with Brisbane).