Sunday, 28 August 2011

Project 52: twelve

Yesterday I did an exciting and adventurous thing. I went on an expedition and met a friend from the internet! Danielle was one of the first people I met back in the day on Livejournal. I'm not quite sure how exactly we met but we both loved Jesus, Doctor Who and reading and it all sort of snowballed from there.

I've never met someone from the scary world of the internet before but you know what? It ended up being totally fine. I had a false alarm when I first walked into the shopping centre and a middle-aged brunette lady waved at me. I was like "um... wow, she looks really different in real life" and then I discovered that the lady was waving to someone behind me.

The only strange thing for me was technically I was meeting a person for the first time but I already knew them. So we kinda bypassed all the normal things that you'd talk about when meeting someone for the first time. It was kind of like it *should* have been the start of a friendship, but we were actually already in the middle of a friendship instead.

We discovered that we were both banned as children from watching a lot of TV so it's nice to know I'm not the only person in the world excluded from childhood TV nostalgia related conversations. We also both agree that men look better with a 1940s sidepart in their hair. The only downside to our friendship is that Danielle is not as keen on popcorn as me but we decided that we could look beyond that. Well, actually Danielle decided that we could look beyond that. I'm not so sure but I guess it means I don't have to share TOO much of my popcorn so I guess it's ok :)

The only bad thing was that I kept forgetting words because I was all excited and nervous but luckily Danielle is super articulate and knew which words I was forgetting and would supply me with them. A very good friend to have around! I look forward to our next meet up and am so happy that I have a new-ish friend in Brisbane!


Fragancia said...

aww it sounds so interesting meeting a friend from internet. Cute picture :) BTW great blog,i'm your new follower.I hope youll follow back :)

P.s I'm having two giveaways on my blog as well.

Katie said...

That's one of the good things about meeting internet people - since you know them reasonably well already, it's much easier to get one with conversation and developing in-jokes.

Gentri said...

hahaha! Love that last part. :) How fun! I met a blogger friend totally by accident a few months ago! We ended up being in the same ward at church. Crazy. :)

sarah nicole said...

What fun! New friends are the best.



Danielle said...

I love this!! The bit about being banned from TV as a child made me laugh out loud (so I read it to my Mum :D).

And you didn't seem nervous so you are obviously super at wearing a beaming air of confidence in spite of butterflies. Oh dear, the supplying of words you forgot (I didn't actually notice) might be a carry-over from being a bossy big sister.

We should probably establish a society encouraging men to wear their hair in a close-cropped forties side-part. 'Guys look hot when vintage hair they've... got?' Okay, the slogan needs some work.

Hollie Ann said...

you guys are super cute! looks like so much fun!

Abigail said...

Eep! That's so awesome! One of my friends has been 'married' to a girl on Facebook that she met through LJ for the past six years, and they just met this summer for the first time. Yay for internet friends!

ladykate63 said...

Oh, I've had a wonderful time meeting Internet friends! Once you get past the initial "Hmm, how do we talk without using emoticons and words like 'LOL'?" stage, it's great!