I woke up in the middle of the night realizing that my last blog post had much to be desired. And instead of adding to an already long and wordy blog, I decided to write another one. An addendum, if you will. I completely forgot to include some of my best new friends from 2011. I definitely would have gone crazy without these three people in particular.
It always comes in threes, doesn't it?
First of all there is Susan. At the end of 2010 we were both wallowing in Hermit Pride but I think deep down we were both itching to get out of our comfy holes and explore. I first met her at a wine and taco tasting, which, really, was a totally perfect setting. There were no awkward introductions and there were no weird pauses that happen when meeting new people sometimes. The next time I saw her was at a bar-tending tweet-up event. Again, more drinking. Then the Day Drinking began. We would meet at seedy Buffalo bars that opened in the afternoon and have a drink or three. Our conversations were almost as easy in person as they were on Twitter. That is a sign of a true friend. And although she is gone in real life, virtually she is still right here with me. What would my 2011 look like without our Day Drinking meetings? Not a pretty sight, I'm sure!
Second there is Cori. When we first met at a tweet-up, I had no idea that we were so similar. Who would have thought that I would find someone who has a passion for cooking and Musical Theatre, as well as family in Niagara Falls? It may not sound like much, but it was a huge deal to me. We were both super excited when I decided to take an Intro to Theater class at BuffState, and we were both equally let down when the class turned into a huge pile of crap. If it wasn't for her, I don't know who I would vent to and complain to and commiserate with over this class. How would I have functioned in 2011 without our LAUGH OUT LOUD hilarious conversations on Twitter (and in person)? Not too well, I'm afraid.
And lastly there is Jamie. In all reality he is my connection to my first two new friends. I'm not sure if he met me first or Susan and Cori first, but either way, I met Susan and Cori while with Jamie or through Jamie or something. I'm sure there's a #cockring joke in there somewhere, but I just can't find it right now. (That's what she said!) He is good for a cooking tip and a drinking idea and a dirty joke. Is he the reason why I am still alive in 2011? Maybe. Is he the glue that holds all of my amazing Twitter friendships together? Possibly. The world will never know and I think Jamie prefers it that way.
And now that I think about it, are these great friends my side-kicks or am I their side-kick? Maybe it goes both ways. Suffice it to say 2011 would have been a bust if it wasn't for social media and the tweet-ups and random meetings it creates.