I had dinner (it was healthy, I promise - the Summer Solstice Salad from Beer Run - spinach, apples, beets and maybe a little goat cheese) the other night with two women I met via the Twitter. I know it sounds creepy, but it isn't, I promise.
As owner/writer/editor of a website that does it's business almost completely on-line social media - namely Twitter and Facebook - are an integral part of my livelihood. So much so that I even do a segment on the local news called C'ville Plugged In about it! So it doesn't surprised me that I am continually meeting people that I "know" on-line but have never truly met in person. I have, however, been surprised (and pleased!) by how many of these people have become not only business connections, but true friends.
For four hours this evening Terry, Bobbi (who had just met both Terry and I in person for the first time that night!) and I slowed our conversation only when our laughter prohibited us from speaking in full sentences. I left the restaurant several hours later than I had anticipated but despite the fact that it was "past my bedtime," I left feeling completely renewed and refreshed. Ironically, Terry was thinking the same thing - and she wrote a fabulous post on her blog Scribblings of a Soccer Mom about it. (FYI - she's a fabulous writer - so don't be afraid to scroll down and read what else she has to say).