Thursday, February 11, 2010

Connections



Yet another bloggy connection has been made. Deborah and I have been following each other's blogs for years. She's actually the one who convinced me to join this group. Now there's another line for Brenda's chart!

I often wonder when I meet someone whom I've gotten to know online if the real person is going to be like I imagined them, or if my imagination is way off base. Gerrie's voice was different than the one in my head (I think I was expecting something huskier, though I don't know why). Terry was quieter than I expected at the time, but pretty much how I imagined her to be. Deborah was exactly as I had imagined her to be -- though she said I was shorter than what she expected.

The fun part though is to find out that yes, through our blogs, we really have come to know each other and, at least from my side, we hit it off well. Lots of talking about our artwork, the book project, our Twelve by Twelve work, our kids, living in different places -- all the good stuff friends talk about. I am so grateful to have met a community of like minded people online and to be able to extend that connection every now and then to my real life. I'm looking forward to even more Twelve by twelve meet-ups in the future.

7 comments:

Gerrie said...

Well, I am such a broad and broads do have husky voices! LOL You two are too cute together.

Gerrie said...

I woke up early because I couldn't sleep and thought about Kristin's comment about what she expected when she met me, but the first time we met, you didn't even know I existed until we met in Sue Benner's class, right?

Françoise said...

She had already seen you in her dreams, and she was expecting to meet you, I'm sure.
;-)

Françoise said...

Forgot to say that this is a nice picture of you two Kristin and Deborah. And how lucky you are to be outside without winter gear...

Terry said...

"Terry was quieter..."

Ha ha! I start out quiet. Gerrie makes up for my introversion with her extroversion! I think I take after my Dad. My mother always said, "for a quiet man, he sure has a lot to say!"

Kristin L said...

I thought about that too Gerrie -- I don't know what my disconnect was between the time we met at AQT and when your voice surprised me on the phone prior to our Portland connection. I think I was overwhelmed at AQT and didn't process everything.

Terry -- your mom's comment is classic!!

Deborah Boschert said...

As I knew she would be, Kristin is delightful, warm, funny, welcoming, witty and she makes an awesome latte!