I remember when people thought the internet would isolate people. We'd all be cloistered up in our own little rooms typing away to total strangers that we'd never meet...and that we probably should never meet because they'd all be axe murderers anyway. Right? Well, There are some people who do isolate themselves, I'm sure, just like there are (really, really unfortunately...) some people who are axe murderers. Then there are people like the two smiling women you see in my new banner picture who have so much in common and think so much alike that they call themselves twins. And they met on that isolating, axe-murderer attracting internet.
That's my Twinnie, B, and me. We haven't seen each other in ten years, so it was a pretty big deal when she came through town last night, and we got to have dinner and giggle in person the way we've been giggling over the phone, chat, and email for years. And she'll be coming back through in a week, so we get to do it all again!
We "met" on a message board for women with dogs back in 1997 and met "in real life" three years later when a group of folks from the board got together for a big camping trip.
B doesn't knit (after all, even twins aren't always exactly alike), but we're alike in most other ways, we married guys with similar personalities (a week apart), we share most of the same views on just about everything and can finish each other's sentences. I don't have siblings, but if I could choose anyone in the world to be my sister, it would be B. She's golden, one of those people who are friends for life. I wish she could live next door to me, but chaos would ensue. Neither of us would get anything done because we'd be drinking coffee and giggling like teenagers...all...day...long. Laundry would go undone...houses uncleaned...meals uncooked...blogs un-updated...but we'd have a lot of fun!
Next up...yarnishness and actual WIP progress!!!