Wednesday, July 25, 2007

More Cosmic Twinness

Over the last couple of years, Rachel and I have gotten to know each through our blogs, email, and gmail chat. In that time, we have been surprised at the many things we have in common. Rachel says its cosmic twinness.

Because we know each other so well, it seemed perfectly natural to me when Rachel told me that she was going to come to Texas and wanted to visit me. She would be visiting friends in Austin and San Antonio and then would swing by Houston for a brief stay. “Sure I’ll pick you up at the bus station, let you sleep in my yarn room, and then take you to the airport!” I told her.

Now let’s step back a minute. Pretend that you aren’t a knitblog reader or a knitter. Pretend that you are normal a safety-conscious person. What would you think if a good friend of yours told you that someone who she met over the Internet was traveling halfway across the country to visit her and that she would be picking up said Internet friend at a bus station in a highly dodgy neighborhood and then letting this “friend” stay overnight at her house? Well when you put it that way . . . .

Luckily for me (and Rachel), we discovered that we had even more things in common. For example, neither of us are axe murderers, sex offenders, or sleezy men who created innocent knitblogger personas with the sole purpose of luring an unsuspecting knitter into a friendship so that they kidnap her and steal all her money. Whew! Are you as relieved as I am?

Sadly Rachel could not fit her Starsky into her luggage so we couldn’t do true Sweater Twins photos, but she did manage to click a few other photos.

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10 comments:

Rachel said...

Holy moly you're fast! Especially for someone who has publicly stated she is giving up her blog.

Thank you for not robbing or violating me, or even making fun of me when I fell asleep sitting up while watching the Tour de France. And thank you for teaching me a tubular cast-on! That alone was worth the highly questionable Greyhound experience.

Come to New England!

Kathy said...

What! There is no giving up your blog! That's such a wonderful picture!

Elizabeth said...

I just love the internet!

amylovie said...

I nearly peed my pants when I saw the Yarntopia picture!

Amy

thursday said...

That must've been so fun! I actually flew out to meet a *guy* I met on the internet years ago. Thinking back on it (i won't go into gorey details) - I can't believe I did it (or that my mother let me?!).

Jeanne said...

I too have thrown caution to the wind and indulged in meeting my virtual twin. It too was good:-)

Jennifer said...

You guys look so cute! I'm glad you finally got to meet in person.

Mintyfresh said...

It's about darn time you two met! So thrilled for you guys. And JEALOUS!!

Obsessed with knitting said...

So much yarn fun silliness! How wonderful to be able to finally be able to meet!

Rebel said...

It does sound weird if you're not really into the world of knit-blogs. When I went to Germany I was thrilled to meet up with Gundel, and didn't really think about the fact that she was technically a 'stranger'. We had a lot of fun! - zuma