Friday, October 24, 2008

Internets

Annie is wandering around the United States of the USA at the moment, having a great adventure with her pal Wies. Something she said really struck a chord with me this morning - "Getting to meet people off the net is the best bit, I recommend it"

Meeting people off the net is great, as I read that my mind drew up a list of people that I've met through this bl*g....

I've been drinking with Huw on numerous occasions (including a romantic date), I've slapped girls butts with Lanette, been on countless adventures with the (quite incredible) Astrid and walked through the park with Léonie (And felt sad when she left). I really enjoy quiet pints in London with Deanne on a Sunday afternoon whilst Will's adventurous taste in music led to a gig with me and he's also shown us around some of London's pubs. Formerly the only American in London (Monica) has been to watch rugby with us (Previously Unknown to me Prince William was there too, causing much excitement in the girl), I stayed with Cleavers in Toronto for a few days earlier this year (An incredible piece of hospitality), I've bought kebabs and talked nonsnse with Afe, watched Los Campesinos! with Mair, pubbed with Rhys & Geraint and only last night I shared a few beers with Cope (the conversation starting with micro-fiction and ending with girls) - I'll never, ever forget the incredible spread that Cope and the Child Bride have put on for thanksgiving over the last couple of years. The only person that I actually knew at the start of this particular adventure was a man named Owzy O, who got me into this whole thing.

As my bl*gging intesity has declined, so have the chances to get out and meet all these people who only used to appear to me as words on a screen but now phone me, socialise with me and introduce me to their own friends. Never once have I had a bad experience of meeting someone over the internet, I've enjoyed spending time with each and every person.

Agreeing with Annie, I recommend meeting people over the net too.

10 Comments:

At 4:11 pm, Blogger Chris Cope thought it was best to say...

All my conversations eventually steer toward girls. I'm happy to blather on about questioning the meta-narrative but boobies always win out over literary pursuits in Cope World.

 
At 4:55 pm, Blogger Wierdo thought it was best to say...

I find thats true in most worlds...which is the best thing really

 
At 11:37 am, Anonymous Afe thought it was best to say...

I must admit I was pleasantly surprised after meeting fellow bloggers (including yourself). Not nearly as awkward or weird as I thought.

 
At 8:10 pm, Blogger Cleavers thought it was best to say...

Once I got over the whole concern that you were an axe murderer who was only interested in doing away with me, I too think we got along quite nicely, as a matter of fact.

 
At 12:32 pm, Blogger Huw thought it was best to say...

So you should probably arrange a Cardiff meet up...

 
At 12:22 am, Blogger Léonie thought it was best to say...

Yes it is ace to meet up with bloggers, truly. Do you remember that bird we saw? Was it a heron?

That was a good time x

 
At 10:36 am, Blogger Curly thought it was best to say...

Cope - There was no objection from me at all.

Wierdo - Meeting people is great generally, but meeting people from the internet is a little edgier - I think.

Afe - It's not like everyone met up 'cold'. A few of us had met before and of course we all have a feel for someone's personality through their bl*gs.

Cleavers - It didn't even occur to me that you may have been an axe murderer at all, I may be too trusting. We DID get on, it was such a great time!

Huw - Maybe, people organising isn't a strong point of mine. It would be great though.

Léonie - It was a heron, yes. I would like to say that we always have herons hanging around in the park, but it's usually just dogs shitting everywhere.

 
At 8:23 am, Blogger Annie A thought it was best to say...

One day we too will meet, boio.

 
At 10:10 pm, Blogger Astrid thought it was best to say...

Curly Chris!!! I am logging in for the first time again in nearly half a year to say: "Awesome post!" Roll on all of the coming AMAZING ADVENTURES together! Miles of smiles, -Astrid.

 
At 10:43 pm, Blogger Will thought it was best to say...

Oh yeah, I was quite scared meeting up with the blog people, so I drank for a few hours first and that helped. Although in hindsight I should've kept my wits about me in case you were an axe murderer.

 

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