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I stayed up late sticking pins into a myself again

Posted on 2006.22.09 at 10:24
where am I: here with a poor!sleep!headache
How I feel about it all: crappycraptastic
Soundtrack: Hugh Dillon Redemption Choir - What it Takes
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Well, a little over an hour's sleep plus the two hours last night? Yeah, I'm good to go. Or not.

Anyway, since I'm up and not completely dead anymore:

From the altfriday5 (there's an ALTERNATIVE Friday 5, how cool is that?):

1. Who was the last new friend that you made? In RL? Believe it or not, probably patchfire, and that was what, almost four years ago?

2. How often do you make new friends?

Not very often. I make friends like I fall in love: As I go and completely devoted. *g* I'm actually a pretty good friend.

3. How do you usually meet new friends?

Randomly, like I get new books or fandoms or music. This isn't a bad thing, mind you. Of the handful of those who are my Very Close RL FriendsTM, hmm. I met Linda at church, I've known Karen since I was fifteen, but we only became friends after we were older. Sandra was a teacher at mr_t00by's school (Look! That's mr_t00by when he was very wee and ickle in the striped shirt near "Frequently Asked Questions"). She still teaches there, but he goes to school here these days. And patchfire, I met online and was pleased to learn wasn't an axe murderer. Which means my axes are safe.

Oh, and I completely consider peacey a RL friend, even though we've never laid eyes on each other in RL. I've known Missy through email, snailmail, IM, and LJ for seven years. Hopefully we'll get to meet up soon (and go to Toronto! And point at traffic!). I love her a lot, and she'd better know it.

And of course, songdog. She's like patchfire in reverse: She's not just family, she's one of my best friends. Although you wouldn't have thought it could happen when I was eight and she was twelve. *g* I met her by being born. She was there first. <3<3.

4. How easy you find it to make new friends? How easy did you find it to make new friends as a child?
It's amazingly easy and not easy at all. I never set out to make friends (although when I was six I knocked on doors in my new neighbourhood and asked if they had any kids and could they come out and play), but when I do make them, they're always either good friends or I consider them acquaintances. The word "friend" means a lot to me, and I don't use it lightly.

I didn't make friends well as a child. I was pretty much a social outcast, what with the undiagnosed ADD that nobody knew about then, plus the fact that I wasn't socialised well (I wasn't allowed leave my own yard until I was eleven, and even then I could only go about a quarter-mile in either direction). I did much better in high school, when I inherited some wonderful friends from songdog who were as weird as I was.

5. Have you ever made a new friend online? If yes, tell us about a memorable instance. The actual meetings aren't all that memorable, I guess, but the friends are. patchfire and I met through HP fandom. She's not just a friend, she's family. And she gave me one of the finest, most wonderful gifts ever: I got to be a tiny part of helping the lovely and talented Jacob into this strange and wonderful world.

I (virtually) met peacey through another online friend who sort of went "poof" and was never seen again. This disappearing friend introduced us (before disappearing, of course), and we got on immediately. We may be the Schreiber and Schwarzenegger of the interwebz (although it's not as bad as all that, and I doubt I'd be friends, let alone MARRIED to Ahhhnold), but we love each other a lot. She's been there for me when I was a sobbing mass of Jello, and I hope I've been able to do the same for her. *loves, loves, loves* She needs to open up her LJ more, though, and flock her writing, so others can see how cool and lovely she is. She's got a brain and she knows how to use it.


peacey at 2006-09-23 19:18 (UTC) ()
How in God's name has it been SEVEN YEARS???

::sob:: Oh sweets, I luuuuurv you so much. You so helped to sweep me through one of the worst points of my life.

::sniffle:: Such lovely, sweet, far too kind words. I'm privileged to call you "friend". I'm closer to you than anyone outside of my family.

Re: Toronto. We must make this happen. Mustmustmust. I've been there three times in nice weather and once in January. Fall would be outstanding, but may be too short notice to hit it this year. What say you?
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2006-09-23 19:34 (UTC) ()
Well, I figure 1999ish. That's about seven years, right?

I dunno about this Fall. We could try for a warm spell later. *shrugs* Or, Christmas shopping! We'll just have to bundle up. *cheers*
peacey at 2006-09-23 23:02 (UTC) ()
Christmas shopping might be fun and the city would doubtless be beautiful that time of year, but to really get the full experience, I really would push for nice weather. St Patrick's Day sound like fun?
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2006-09-23 23:05 (UTC) ()
Hmm. Possibly. I'll check plane fares. :)
John Stamos Took It Too Far
brooklinegirl at 2006-09-24 20:34 (UTC) ()
(hi, I'm being annoying! and making sure you got my email last night re: stop_drop_porn? I want to post something tonight regarding the start of the new week, so just let me know! thanks!)
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2006-09-25 01:32 (UTC) ()
I just sent you an email. I went down for the count early early last night and not only missed the prompt, but the email. Let me know if you still want me to do the fic. Details, such as they are, are in the email. I really should never lie down if I don't expect to zonk out. :/
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