I met most of my friends on the internet.
And there is nothing wrong with that.
In fact, I met Boom Boom on the internet. And look at us now. I started blogging in 2005 on Myspace and he found my blog and fell in love with me. Well, that is how I tell the story, but if he tells you, he might mention some meatloaf sandwiches had a little something-something to do with it.
I mean, I spent many days and nights, trying to find a connection with someone right in front of me, with eye to eye contact, OLD SCHOOL, if you will, and it never fit right. Same thing with my best friend Lisa. I fell in love with her immediately. After we made a date on Myspace.
Anyhoo, one night we had a dinner party in our last house, and everybody started talking and found out that they had all met me on the internet, and even though I did not solicit any of those friendships, there they were.
SOME OF MY OLDEST FRIENDS - I mean, I met Palmer in 1996 or something -yep, you guessed it, through the internet.
And somehow, despite the fact that the internet is HUGE, and our presence there is infinitesimal, connections are made that end up standing the test of time. How COOL IS THAT?
So now that I am on the Twitters, I am making some new friends that I feel I can really relate to, wherever they are. They are moms with screechy kids and blogs in yoga pants with a lot of humor and no one to spend it on in their immediate vicinity, and I can't tell you how happy and complete this makes me feel.
Because motherhood has a tendency to feel very lonely, despite the fact that a mother is never alone. These kids inadvertently keep me hostage and so it is nice to have other moms to vent to, other moms to feel for, and know there is still a "village" out there to help me stay sane while I stay at home with my kids.
The thing about a LOT of these moms is - I can't meet them out for coffee or playdates because they are in Albequerque or some place far away.
But the other night, we were out for adult entertainment - (I mean NO KIDS, not STRIPPERS) for Dawn's birthday, and I met a girl. ::gasp:: She is so pretty and delightful and she is a stay at home mom with girls and ::gasp:: she blogs!
And we are getting it together for a playdate and I am so excited to have these 2 worlds finally collide.
I will let you know how it goes...
Who have YOU met on the internet that you can't imagine life without?
Tampa Area Photographer
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