Oct 13, 2011
Recently I had the distinct pleasure of meeting my online friend Marla Taviano!
Marla was in town for a speaking engagement and found a few minutes to stop over at my house and chat! It was a blast. I’m sooo glad it worked out for her to come!
We sat in the gorgeous fall afternoon and talked blogging, speaking, life, schooling… like old/new friends.
Then all too soon, it was time to go. Which of course means “Get a picture! We have to take a picture!”
Then we started talking about how funny it is to meet people in real life from the internet and how they always surprise you in some way or another–height, voice, accent, hair (aHEM… Shaun Groves). It was at this exact moment that I turned to her and said,
“Yeah, I knew you’d be tall. How big are you?”
Then *SNAP!* goes the camera.
Thankfully we had a good laugh about it. Marla has a sense of humor (thank GOD!) and didn’t get offended by my blunder. I guess I’m so used to talking to toddlers that I forgot I was talking to an adult!
The internet has made the world so small in some ways. Personally, I’ve had good experiences meeting people from the internet, which was such a scary no-no thing 10 years ago.
(And you have to conjure up your best deep-South accent)
Well, y’all…time to go meet up with a bunch of people we met on the internet…”
Have you met up with online friends in real life (IRL, if you will)? Does it still weird you out?