Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Some of the Nicest People I Know

Today was a full day and not always the best of days. The girls woke up in some kind of foulness that resulted in too many tears and too much frustrated mama. I felt tired and defeated before we even really did anything. Hanging with another home school family was good but Beastie C was rude.

But the day ended extra good because I finally got meet one of my blogger friends, John BR and his wonderful wife Kathy. They were lovely and smart. It was an evening spent catching up on each other's lives, and talking about the world. This is about my fifth meeting of someone I have meet over line, and it so far I have a good track record.

Whenever people tell me about how the Internet is destroying our ability to connect to other people, I think that it is not that simple. I have meet some good friends through the Internet. From a couple of wonderful "due date" clubs to the people I have meet through blogging, I have made some life long connections. These people have become my community. I often long for a world in which they would be close enough for us to actually hang out. I think sometimes that maybe it wouldn't be that great to know them in real life but then I meet them...and it's still pretty great.

Tonight hanging out with John BR, getting a hug from Kathy and him made him even more real to me. His poetry reads a little differently now.

Postscript: Do you think someone would fund me in an attempt to meet all my online friends:P? Seriously how cool would it be to travel around and meet all of you and write about these encounters! Awesome I say!


Aimee said...

You know how I feel, Ginger! I am so happy that you were in the same DDC as me and that we have connected. <3!

Ginger As in Green Tea... said...

Me too Amiee and I can't wait until we get to meet!

John B-R said...

Ginger, we had a great time. You are lovelier in person that in virtual space, tho that didn't seem possible. So is Horacio, and so are your children. If we had had no other reason to visit the Carolinas, meeting you and your family would have made it entirely worthwhile.

Maybe you can get a book contract, or a contract to write a series of articles, to write about your time on the road turning the virtual into meat.

You will have a free place to stay anytime you make it to southern California.



Ginger As in Green Tea... said...

We felt the same way. It was such a nice and relaxing time. I felt instantly at home with both Kathy and you.

We're going to make it out there.