On meeting internet friends
I always figured if I met one of you guys in person of course I would love YOU, but you’d be all, Huh, she seemed okay in writing, but in person she’s VERY tedious. Wow, and so misanthropic! And why on earth is she so negative about everything when she is herself so deeply lame?
So when Augusta and I arranged to meet, I was anxious. I mean, she is the kindest, loveliest person ever, so I knew that she’d be polite and conceal her disappointment, but it would still be sad for me.
But then right before the visit I suddenly realized that meeting someone you are already super attached to but have never seen face to face has a familiar analogue. It’s like seeing a really old friend you haven’t met up with in forever. There’s all the shared history, but you also don’t quite know what the person is like NOW. And then I wasn’t anxious anymore. And then we met and she was amazing, and so was Gummy, who has eyelashes that are a thousand miles long and smells wonderful and is a real contender for best baby ever. And Mr. A is totally charming, and hilarious.
I don’t want to embarrass Augusta, but people, she’s soooo lovely. As you already know. But you don’t know how beautiful she is, and how funny, and how absolutely brilliant with children (I think Bun Bun would trade me for her in a second–she’s still saying Augusta will play with me? When she wakes up from her nap), which explains why she’s such an incredible, natural mother. And boy oh boy was I ever happy to see her getting to bust out her bad ass parenting skills.
Anyway, point is, this finding Your People on the internet thing? It’s for real.