For the next few Fridays I want to dedicate this blog to some of the folks I have met on-line.
The question of weather or not you can make true friendships with someone you've only spoken to on-line comes up often. I will admit to being burned many times by people pretending to be someone they are not. But as far as I'm concerned the good folks I've met make it all worth while.
So, come by on Friday's. See some people through my eyes. Get to know them yourselves while I'm away. And who knows .... you could be next up on Tribute Friday. LOL!
PS. Don't get used to all this sappy crap cuz, there's no way I can maintain it any length of time.
(she’ll hate I did this, which a’course makes it ever so much more fun)
When I first met Milky…9..10 years ago…we were on a General Hospital message board. I have to tell you, I found myself instantly drawn to the crazy, outspoken, Texican. And BOY HOWDY can she be outspoken. LOL!
When I got hit by my very first flamer, I was instantly crushed. I’d never posted on-line before and I have to tell you I was soooo humiliated and embarrassed that I immediately stopped posting ….. (but not reading). Damned if that crazy Texican didn’t go RAMBO on those flamers. OMG! You’ve not lived till you watch a pissed off Texan in action.
As you mighta figured, I posted again. And Milky’s been putting out my behind the curtain fires and defending me like a rabid bulldog ever since.
We’ve been together thru births and deaths. Celebrated our birthdays, sent Christmas presents, and decorated countless rooms together.
We almost met…in person. We had hotel rooms and flights booked, and HUGE pranks planned for the other gals. Then two jet airplanes crashed into the Twin Towers. I know because Milky IM’d me and told me to turn the tv on RIGHT NOW! I did, and we watched together, shocked and horrified by what we were seeing.
Never tell me that true friendships can’t be made on-line. Milkmaid and I have laughed, cried, and yes, even had our share of knock down, drag outs. (Happily with her so far away, no physical damaged has ever occured. Otherwise there's no telling which of us would have the most knots on our head. LOL! )
She is my friend and I love her.
I can tell you for a fact when we finally meet in person that red-haired Texan is gonna get the breath hugged clean out of her.
PS. Thought you all might enjoy a sample from mine and Milky’s IM yesterday afternoon while I was writing this.
crabgotgame: I'm writing my tributes for tomorrow
milkmaid1979: ok. LOL, I'll leave ya alone
crabgotgame: Naw. I gotta stop anyhow. Yours made me cry
milkmaid1979: OH PLEASE, did you kill me?
crabgotgame: not yet
crabgotgame: I haven't figured out how yer gonna go
Well, I gotta tell ya… I never thought my adopted brother would turn out to be a wolverine but….there it is.
What can I tell you about barman that you don’t already know for yourselves? That he’s a good sport? Nnnnn no. You know that. That he’s probably one of the most genuinely decent people on the net? Nnnnn no. You all GOTTA have figured that one out.
I’ll tell you this, I believe I can always count on him to tell me the truth, even if he thinks it’s something I don’t wanna hear. I respect him more than I can say for always, ALWAYS being himself.
He is a man of integrity. A while back some of the gals and I were going to do a board with fake girls on it…guys posting as girls….as a joke on Jake. (for those of you who don’t know, Jake is my son and MAN did he get me a good one with this made up ho he called Honeyhive. DAMN I STILL HATE HER, even though I know now he made her up. LOL…. K …another story.) Anyway, Barman couldn’t do it. As nicely as he could he told me honestly that he just wouldn't feel right deceiving Jake or anyone like that. He did add however that he thought it was a funny idea. LOL!
Before you annoint him for saint hood, I will warn you, the man has an ornery side. He’s just as likely to zing you as any of my other friends. Trust me.
All in all, wolverine or no, I could not ask for a finer brother. Nor one I’m more proud of.
Yeegads! This crazy Irishman has spent so much time yankin on my pigtails that I swear my hair has grown two inches longer since I met him. Ornery doesn’t even begin to describe Gareth. I doubt a minute of the day goes by that he isn’t plotting something or another. As soon as I see his name on a comment, I smile and get ready…. because…I know….KNOW……it’s coming. I never know what for sure….but there’s always something. LOL!
What I didn’t know is that Gareth ….no…you know what….you guys need to read Gareth’s own words to understand what I was going to try to say here.
Here’s a link to his post and ladies before you read his post, be prepared to find a huge soft spot forever embedded in your hearts for this young, mischievous, fella. He is honest in a way most of us won't or can't be. http://stevepitts.blogspot.com/2007_01_01_archive.html
When you get there, scroll down to the post entitled, "Facing the Future."
Do yourselves a favor a get to know these 3 better (if you don’t already) while I’m busy catching up with myself.
Milky of course…is stuck here with me at the field. LOL!
And that is it for this weeks tributes. Next Friday come back for 3 more. I’m not nearly finished.