That was, in my opinion, the best post you've written so far, Erin. Very good work!
I could attempt to analyse why, and there will certainly be a lot of personal preference in play, but when it comes to appealing to an audience that has similar tastes to me, that did the job very nicely.
It wasn't so much "what" you wrote about, but how well you expressed it. The writing was beautiful, and the expression authentic.
Again, great work, Erin.