She is something like a 5th cousin*. Wondering if that makes me cool by association, capable of hanging with the hip British set, those tall lanky girls who run around all day in their Stella McCartney like I run around in my Old Navy cargo pants and tank top. If I'm really feeling crazy, I'll layer TWO tank tops of DIFFERENT COLORS and maybe throw on my one funky necklace. Which means: No, I am so not cool enough by association to ever even be on the same continent with my distant relations. Besides, we can't afford the air fare.
*I'd have to see a better family tree, but I think my great-great-grandmother was cousins with one of her great-great-grandparents.