On your left in the green is my lovely friend, Christi. I met her online going on nine years ago now when we were both pregnant. It’s amazing how friendships can form like that. She lived in Texas at the time and I’m lucky enough now to have her up here in my neck of the woods.

People used to say “IRL” for in real life or, “RL” friends versus online friends. But you know, this group of friends I have that I met around that time and I have been through a heck of a lot over the years. Births, deaths, marriages, divorces, layoffs, dream jobs, etc. And they are my friends. I’ve met most of them face to face, spoken to them on the phone and pretty much have daily contact with them and have for many years.

My best girlfriend is someone I met online. Two of my very closest buddies are people I met online. The internet can make the world smaller for really good reasons.

She made me her grandma’s hummingbird cake for my birthday with homemade cream cheese frosting. I’m lucky, I tell you!

3 comments to “Friends”

  1. noahsmum
    February 6th, 2006 at 8:25 pm · Link

    We love you, doll. You are one wicked, smart, lovely thaaang.

    Happy Birthday!

    And, no, it doesn’t have little birds in it that make your teeth go cruch! Harumph!

  2. Cathryn Fox
    February 7th, 2006 at 4:26 am · Link

    Lauren, that is so nice.
    Happy Birthday.
    I know I’ve met friends online that I’ve become very close to and talk to everyday. It doesn’t even feel like we’re a country apart.

    Great pic of you, girl. You’re gorgeous!

  3. Lauren Dane
    February 7th, 2006 at 8:21 am · Link

    C! Dollface, you’re here. I’d totally forgotten about the bird heads, LOL. I’m a terrible mother.

    Cathryn – oh thank you, sweetie!