One of the things I love most about blogging is the interaction with people that in normal circumstances, I would never have met otherwise. I mean, what are the chances that I would find a twin in Iowa, or the coolest people who live in Northern California? Not the mention the wonderful people in other countries, from Australia to England to Cyprus to Norway to that favorite of mine, Canada.
I had the pleasure of meeting a great Canadian blogger on Saturday morning, Hope. Hope found me quite some time ago, and since she left me that first comment oh so long ago, we have been great bloggy friends.
And can I say how lovely it is to meet people who are even more fun in person than on their blog?
Hope is fabulous. She is cute, smart, witty, and has a great sense of humor. I am all the richer for having met her and gabbing her ear off for two hours in a Starbucks. We chatted like two old friends, and that is how I picture it would be meeting every one of you, my dears. It was wonderful to give her a hug and hear her laughter.
Oh, and I forgive her daughter for thinking that I could possibly be some sort of transvestite kidnapper who set up the meeting so that I could whisk her away and hold her for ransom. I mean, you can never be too careful, right? Luckily for her daughter, I was none of those, and I want to reassure her that Hope kept her promise of never leaving the premises. You know, because once you leave the premises, it just gives the potential kidnapper that much more opportunity to shove you in their waiting getaway car. I totally understand. I'm not insulted in any way. Really.
Anyhoo, I hope you all have a lovely New Year's! I promise to catch up with you all this week! Promise!