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!