I have Internet friends. If you had told me this would be the case a few years ago, I would have just rolled my eyes at you and been like “Internet friends? How lame is that?” But it’s actually not lame and the ladies that I’ve become friends with are awesome.
I am lucky enough to have a tonne of amazing internet pals, too many to even list here, but today I just wanted to write a little something about my friend Jenny.
It all started a few years ago in 2007 when Boy asked me to marry him. I started blogging because I didn’t really know how to deal with all the girly crap that came with planning a wedding. I am pretty much a geek and most of my friends are guys so I was waaay out of my league when it came to pulling things together for the big day. So, mostly the blog I wrote was to get help and to vent to sympathetic parties. 😛
Jenny was one of the very first people I met during that process. She and I were both blogging on Xanga at the time and she was a bit of a nerd like me, so it was nice to talk to someone with a similar attitude. Soon after, we were both accepted to be bloggers at Weddingbee where we wrote about our wedding experiences together. I’ve gotten to know her pretty well over the last two and a half years and she’s an absolute sweetheart. She’s funny and smart and nerdy and I genuinely appreciate that with everything that’s been going on in her life these past couple of years, she always makes an effort to stay in touch.
Anyway, sometime in December, she e-mailed me for my address which I happily supplied. I figured that it was for a Christmas card or something, but yesterday, a gigantic parcel arrived at my apartment and it was from her!
She bought me Nintendo Monopoly! I can’t tell you how stunned and touched I am by this. It seriously blows my mind that someone I have never even met would take the time (not to mention the expense!) to get something like this for me.
So to Jenny, I just wanted to say thank you for your generosity and thoughtfulness, but most importantly, thank you for your friendship these past few years. I think you’re an awesome person and I am proud to know you*. I can only hope that someday we’ll meet in real life so I can give you a big hug!
Do any of you have internet friends? How did you meet them? Have you met in person yet?
*And now that you’ve thrown down the gauntlet, I seriously have to step up my nerdy present buying game!
P.S. For those of you who don’t know Jenny has an awesome blog that you can read right here.