I’m going to let her tell the story of how we figured this out, but in one of the strangest coincidences that I have ever been involved with it turns out that I went to the same high school as Sharon at It’s Okay, Sweetie, and I have known her brother since 6th grade. He rode my bus. Our parents live no more than two minutes from each other. I swear that I had no idea who she was when I gave her my Perfect Post award for May. I don’t even remember how I found her blog.
Conversation With Lumpyhead’s Mom
Lumpyhead’s Mom and I were talking about how it was sort of awkward telling people that we became friends because we met on the internet (These comments started it all).* It can be even more difficult for her to explain because a lot of her friends and family don’t know that she has a blog.
Here is the e-mail conversation we had trying to decide what we should tell the others.
S: We should tell people we met in NA or getting our GED’s. Way less embarrassing.**
LM: I met her at the free clinic while we were both getting tested.
S: We had the same pimp.
LM: The Greater DC Area Creed Fanclub
S: We could say we met at the bedwetting clinic.
Holy crap. Plane tickets to San Jose are EXPENSIVE. I hope next year they have BlogHer somewhere that I can drive to in less than three days. I thought the conference tickets were expensive, but wow. The irony is that after I buy this thing on my credit card it will probably push me over the edge and I’ll have enough points to get a free airline ticket. I need a quick show of hands of who is going. Am I going to meet a bunch of cool new people, or am I just going to spend all my time in a hotel room drinking with The Kaiser? (This is starting to sound more and more like college to me each time I talk about it).
* I know, since then I’ve talked to several people who have met a lot of friends on the internet and even people who met their spouses online. It’s not that weird. It’s just the look that you get from non-bloggers or people that are a generation older than us.
** Not that there is anything wrong with a getting a GED or being in NA or getting tested for disease. However, the Creed Fanclub could be grounds for the M’Naghten defense.