There is a Story afoot . . .



A story has attacked me . . . not sure where it's from, but I have been posting chapters as they come out of my fingers. Yes, I am still posting on firearms training and my new topic of basic prepping - all links are to the right of the blog, newest posts first on the lists. Feel free to ignore the story posts - they usually start with a chapter number. But, feel free to read the story as well and comment on it - I like how it's turning out so far! Links to the various chapters are at the right under . . .

The Story

Bill

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Personal - A “Meeting”

 

On-Line friendships are an interesting development. They are similar to those I created in my “ham” radio days – distant, tentative yet personal in an odd way. I am, by nature, a “hugger” – I embrace people easily and am driven to get to know much more about them than an on-air, or on-line persona. Today I had the opportunity to meet an on-line friend of about 11 months for a quick meal, a face2face meeting and some very good conversation.

It’s been a long week – new customer, new install, new trainings – and hours and hours and hours and . . . . . of windshield time. It was time to head for home – a 2-day process. I noted that I would come within “calling” distance of Ms. B – the blogger know as Brigid of Home on the Range. So, at the end of a very long day of driving – including snow, sleet and rain, I sat with her and a friend for a very nice meal and good conversation. There is something about sitting down to a meal with another that lowers barriers, encourages conversation and allows the true person to appear. And so it was. What a genuinely nice person – warm, funny, chatty -  that met me with the warm hug of a long-time friend.

Ms. B – it was great to meet you in person, looking forward to the next time! And, one of your world-famous home cooked meals!

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6 comments:

  1. I have only met her on line and talked briefly on the phone. I would imagine nothing less as you say meeting in person.

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  2. Yep, truly good folks... Not going to admit how long we have known each other... since she's only 29 :-)

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  3. Man, I'm jealous! Of both of y'all!!! Met a few online friends (married to one!), but the list of those I would love to meet just keeps growing. Maybe we can all get together in the same stronghold when the Zombie Alpaca-lypse happens? That'd be awesome!

    BTW, Zombie alpacas suck. That fur falls out in clumps, and just gets into everything.

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  4. It was great to finally meet you. It was just like chatting with family. Next time, I'll plan ahead, so dinner will be at my place with all the fixings.

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  5. Keads - yep, what you read on-line is, indeed, who the woman is!

    Old NFO - yep, indeed. Didn't know she's older than I, of course I'm 26 and a bit dyslexic . . . . :)

    Rapid - perhaps a less stressful environment?????

    Ms. B - looking forward to it!

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  6. Glad you both had a great time. Things only get better.

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