Yeah, ok, it's a cheesy title. Sorry - the creativity as far as words and writing just hasn't been with me for a little while now. Hence, the lack of posts.
But why this particular title? Because the internet has done some awesome things in my life, and I wanted to share one or two of them with you.
Many of you who know me IRL (in real life) know that I met my husband on the internet - definately a life changing experience, so the internet will always hold a special place in my heart. Yeah, I know - that was cheesy, too. But recently the internet did something else that was pretty special, too.
I've mentioned before that I am a regular Facebook-er. Thought it was a pretty neat way to keep in touch with friends and family, and check in with people I've lost touch with. A few months ago, I "friend-ed" two girls that I went to college with. Let's call them J and A. We had a few short conversations, mostly of the "Hey! How are ya? How's life been since Cedar Crest?" variety. But then we discovered that we had something else in common, something other than 4 years at Cedar Crest and being floor-mates during our freshman year there.
We are all obsessed with the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer.
There, I said it - it's out in the open. We are three college-educated, married, professional women who are quite dazzled by a fictional character. Ahem, yes, pun intended.
And so, at J's suggestion and invitation, we did what any obsessed fans would do - we got together to watch the movie (AGAIN - this was at least the 2nd viewing for all of us). But that night, last Friday to be specific, was more than just a movie screening. It was a reunion for J, A and myself because we hadn't seen each other in the 7 years since we left college. And let me tell ya - we had a blast! J also invited some of her friends from work (who are also obsessed), and it made for a great evening of old friends and new. I haven't laughed that much in quite a while.
Here's a picture from Friday night (Oh come on now - I'm a scrapbooker, so of course I had my camera with me!) From left to right, myself, A, and J.
I really have to say that I'm learning more and more to value my girlfriends, and to treasure my time spent with them. It's definately something that I've seen and felt grow within myself these past couple of years. We're already planning our next get-togethers - - - a possible trip to a winery, and then of course an outing when New Moon hits theaters on November 20.
And so, no matter what evil lurks out there on the internet (and believe me, there is plenty of BAD out there), there is also a whole boat-load of good things happening because of sites like Facebook. J and A aren't the only people I've reconnected with, either - it's been an interesting mix of people from high school and college, some of whom I talk to regularly, some not so much.
And lastly, here's a shout-out to Kira, a friend from college I found on Facebook, who's prompting is what brought you a blog post today. Love ya!
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