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Meeting of The Minds

I met the smart, lovely and fun yellowdoggrl today. It was my first in person meeting with someone I connected with on LJ. Over the last few months, we've discovered that we have lots of stuff in common (some of it weird like brothers with celebrated Mardi Gras costumes) and it was wonderful to spend time with her. I hope we can meet again very soon!

It's my second get-together in a week with a friend who's on LJ. Last Friday, I went with another smart, lovely and fun lady, phoenix_anew, to see her talented beau, Jack Locke, play an acoustic set at The Neutral Ground. I did know her as a work friend, though, before finding out that we share the habit of LJ.

The internet is a weird yet wonderful place I think. I get to share parts of myself thanks to LJ that don't get expressed on a regular basis at work or even at home. I can get all fangirlish over The Office, NPR or Clive Owen while posting geeky astronomy and nature news stories that don't interest Juannie. And I have the chance to discuss any of my interests with like-minded folks through LJ.

I do think that it takes a certain type of person to apply themselves to journaling in this fashion. And it's been freeing to learn that there are lots of others in the world who are in their own ways as obsessive as I am.

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phoenix_anew
Mar. 24th, 2006 05:11 pm (UTC)
Aw.. you made me smile with that one. :) I am very glad that you caught me updating my lj that time.

It really is something though. I've always thought that I have such eclectic "geeky" tastes that most other people don't.. and then I remember that I know lots of people who are into many similar things through lj. I always think its so cool that I can bond with folks in L.A., others in Missouri, etc. that I would never have met otherwise.
silverdee
Mar. 24th, 2006 05:29 pm (UTC)
I know we would have been friends anyway (laughing along with that Philbert!) but the LJ connection gave us a chance to get to know each other in a setting outside of the workplace drudgery.

I really like the fact that I've been able to get to know local folks as well as people all over the country and the world.
weelisa
Mar. 24th, 2006 05:22 pm (UTC)
I've yet to meet someone from LJ in person. I agree with you that only certain types take to this sort of expression - I know Jim isn't at all interested.

It makes you do weird stuff, too. Like dress up chickees in period costumes. Trust me when I say I would never have thought of doing that except for El Jay...
silverdee
Mar. 24th, 2006 05:35 pm (UTC)
Juannie has no interest either but he also appreciates the fact that it's a form of self-expression that I really enjoy.

And I love stuff that I see on here like your chickees because it's so creative, clever and fun.
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