Archive for December, 2006
That’s right folks, my friend Squiggle is actually an Akita dog. I was as surprised as you! Kidding aside, I couldn’t be the one to show you what he looks like, so he will remain an internet mystery to those of you who haven’t seen his face! He he!
About a week ago, I had the fortune of meeting a longtime blogging friend of mine, Squiggle! I’ve known him about the second-longest I’ve known anyone that I don’t physically know (hmm, sounding a bit risky!). Two years and I’ve never talked to him or seen him, and yet he knows so much about who I am from my writing. It’s really crazy how the internet can do that. Bring people together from two different countries that would otherwise probably never meet.
That’s right people, on December 22nd, Squiggle and company were in my house!
I was thinking about this a little later that evening, and it is really interesting having known someone for so long and never having seen their face or heard their voice. There’s always a certain amount of trust we put in the people whose blogs we read, and I was fortunate enough to have met one of the nicest group of people I’ve ever had the opportunity to host! Yay!
Squiggle, B, and his brother were all lovely, and it was really great talking to them. Sadly, we only had about an hour and a half to share, so before long, Squiggle and his crew had to head to the airport.
Interesting to feel like they’ve been right there in your city all along, but when they left, we realized that we might never see them again (hopefully not though!).
It’s almost like taking characters from a favorite book that you love, and then actually having these people appear before you, and go just as quickly. It’s almost as if they exist somewhere out in the world, or are somehow a figment of imagination, and then the day comes where you get to sit down and talk to them, and even give them a hug!
It was really a great experience, and hopefully I’ll get to see you again Squiggle!
and none of my family is in town!
Well, I guess that’s not true, my retarded dad is in town, and I’m not even kidding about the retarded part! He got into an accident when I was ten and is brain injured. As you can see I have had almost fourteen years to get over it!
So I’m having another Christmas with my family gone. It’s pretty fucking weak I have to say! I have a pretty…shall we say “interesting” family, so holidays are the time that give me the most insane material to write about. Sadly for the last two years my family have all gone their separate ways, leaving me by myself. I mean, I have somewhere to go, but it’s not the same.
Anyhow, I do have some delightful stories including Xrayeagle being back in town and getting to meet Squiggle for the first time (yay!), but I’ll save those for a time when I feel a little more smiley.