Some things only can happen in the modern world. Today, I met a new friend for lunch- we both have boys close to the same age, live in the same area, and know a lot of things about one another- but up until today, we had never met each other in person. Up until very recently, we didn’t even know we lived near each other, or what our real names were!
It’s really weird meeting someone who knows so very much about you-someone who basically reads your diary each day- and it has the potential to be disastrous. Luckily, it was smashing and there were no geek-out moments at all.
Given my twisted history with friends, maybe this is not such a bad way to make them. Most of the things that I would normally hold back when meeting someone new, this person already knows about me- and she wanted to have lunch anyway. So other than the (I think) normal feelings of “what if she doesn’t like me?”, there wasn’t much to fear. We both frequent the same blogs, as well as each others’, (check out Me and my Big Mouth on the side bar) share ideological views, and are stay-at-home mama’s with little boys.
So along with all the other good things I have gotten from writing each day, like my sanity and a non-addictive outlet for my creativity, I got a nice surprise: a new friend.