I love when I meet online friends.
People who don’t talk to strangers online are always like, “They’re not your real friends!” and “They could be psychos!” but I’ve met many onliners and I’ve had nothing but positive experiences. I’m seldom understood, and I’ll take understanding where I can get it, cause there is nothin like the high of bein got.
This last weekend, I got to meet MARIAN ALLEN! Marian Allen, Author Lady. I met Marian through Dan, and couldn’t believe she was another writery person in Indiana. I mean, Indiana DID produce Vonnegut, and I one time saw some Hoosier authors at the mall in the 80s, but… you know, corn, basketball, racin…
Marian, like other people I’ve finally met in person, is as she seemed to be online. If anything, she is merely more herself. Like, 3-D — and I got to see she has lively eyes.
She’s more mommer than I’d thought. Directly when I met her, she fussed over my sleeves and reminded someone to take medicine. She’s the nurturing type.
But did you know she actually has a publishing company?!? Like, I knew she was part of one, and I recognized the banner, but Marian Allen, Author Lady, is a business owner and y’all, she even does maths.
See? Some of the most interesting and magical people are online, and they’re real.
I was a hot mess and totally socially awkward and completely out of my element and Marian seemed to enjoy me anyway, so I think she’s one of those warm, accepting humans that so many claim to be, yet one seldom encounters.
We visited for a few hours and I really enjoyed talking to her. I’m glad I made this connection. Yay me!
Have you met any of the people who live in your computer?