Monday, October 03, 2011

Freaks in the Box Thinking Outside the Box

Some folks in my 3-D life think it's kind of odd that I have these on-line friends for about a decade and we've never met.  Some think it's odd that I even refer to them as friends. Some asked if I was nervous about meeting Susie and Logo.  Some wondered how we'd get along.  Some were sure we'd be awkwardly staring at each other searching for words.


At first we were a little confused about how best to interact. We are just a bunch of socially misfit Freaks-in-the-Box, after all. Once we got to the hotel we tried chatting like we always had.  I mean it's worked pretty well for 10 years, why wouldn't it work now?


The hotel only had free wi-fi in the lobby though so while we were in our room it was a challenge.  This chatting thing was going to be impossible.  We weren't sure how were were ever going to communicate without functioning computers.


Fortunately, Logo brought some Gentleman Jack so once we broke that open conversation flowed pretty easily.

19 comments:

S said...

hee hee ho ho! Thank goodness for the GJ!sitiv

Logophile said...

:p
Good ole Jack, always willing to help get a party started.

Dave said...

A little liquid lubrication did the trick - Dave

Beach Bum said...

We need to organize a regional blogger shindig, I'll bring the José Cuervo.

G-Man said...

3 Drunk Chicks....Hot!!

haphazardlife said...

Brilliant post!!!

nick said...

That's funny - meeting at last and still on the computers!

Grace Gardener said...

I've wanted to do the very same thing~ meet up with friends I've never actually met. It would be nice to have Lime Time : )

PS: If you tell me how to send you a note, I will : )

Suldog said...

So, are you saying that Jack turns us all into blogs without a screen? That's so much nicer than saying "rambling drunks"!

I know, from our in-person interactions, that you are one of the easiest people on Earth to get to know in 3-D, God bless you. With the addition of spirits, it must have been downright chummy :-)

Craig said...

Looks like the three of you had a great time! That's definitely a big enough bottle to get the conversation flowing. . .

I do so wish that your other plans had been able to work out. Altho I probably wouldnt've brought quite that big a bottle. . . ;)

Craig said...

waitaminit. . . I'm a little slow on the uptake. . .

The three of you were chatting online, sitting at the same table?

Now THAT'S hilarious. . .

Cricket said...

Priceless pics.

My wife has emailed me from in the house... as in, I'm downstairs and she's up. Wtf? I mean, I have legs. So does she for that matter.

Nothing like a little uisge bheatha to get the conversation going, though.

S said...

Thanks babe, you'll understand when you're 50! LOL :P

Hee heee! Im so vain...

silly rabbit said...

LOL. Jack's always got our backs.

coopernicus said...

GJ - now i'm really jealous...

excuse me....what ARE those pants Logo is wearing???

secret agent woman said...

Ha ha! I met up with a group of bloggers last fall and it was remarkably easy.

Jocelyn said...

Awesome set of photos--you ladies are gen-uuu-ine fine actresses. And drinkers.

Hilary said...

I remember the first time meeting an online friend (from newsgroups.. long before blogs). We were both attending the same craft show and decided to meet for coffee. We almost walked past one another because neither looked quite like the other expected. It was awkward at first but we remain friends fifteen years later.

Fun photos.. I'm glad you had a good time. :)

Mona said...

Yay!