I have a big, fat apology to make. I made what I thought was a passing comment, characterizing a former classmate as "nutty" and stupidly using her full name (because it is distinctive, and I love it - my great-grandmother shared her first name, and I would've named my daughter that if my husband would've been agreeable). I didn't fill in the whole story, which would've made clear that I meant nutty in the best possible way. This person was a sophomore when I was a freshman, and she was a fun, fabulous person who read Tarot cards in the dorm lounge and was a ray of light whenever she walked into a room.
Obviously, this didn't come through in the comment that I tossed out while not thinking, it got back to her, and offense was taken. I wanted to clarify what I meant, and apologize to this person in the deepest sense.
Just another reminder of how careful you have to be when your ramblings are out there, unedited, for the world to see. I am so sorry.