Angeles, swapping homes with my friend Rachel. I enjoyed all the
70 degree weather and she enjoyed the novelty of parkas.
One of the best parts of Living Your Life On The Internet is that you probably have friends (or readers! or clients!) in every corner of the world. I’ve had coffee with readers in Kuala Lumpur / Stockholm / NYC / Wellington, NZ and once a reader said hi in the customs line at Heathrow!When I decided to apartment swap with Rachel, I was suuuuuuper nervous about driving someone else’s car on the Freeways of L.A., but it never occurred to me to feel weird about going to a big city where I didn’t have a lot of ‘real life’ friends.
Because that’s what the internet is for.
I walked the beach and Richard Simmons-ed with Amber and two of her buddies. Anna and I checked out The Freak Show on Venice Beach and rode our bikes all over. Felicia and I hiked Griffith park and Marie mowed Mexican food with me.
At the risk of waxing nauseating, the internet actually reinforces my faith in humanity. It makes the world feel like a small, wonderful place filled with people I want to befriend. Every.single.person I’ve met through this blog has been lovely and smart and interesting. GROUP HUG, YOU GUYS.
Have you ever met someone in real life that you befriended on the internet? How’d it go?