Better Than Internet Dating

Not that I’ve ever tried it, but now I’m actually starting to appreciate the potential of Internet dating. The last few nights in Boston I met — in real and actual person — several of my favorite online D-community contacts, who turned out not only to be verifiably safe and sane, but Www_1 also amazingly fun and interesting!

First off, Kerri Morrone of SixUntilMe is just as adorable as she sounds. Hard to believe that she’s such a “hometown girl” (as she likes to say) with that knockout writing style of hers. You really do just want to hug her. I can hardly wait to see where she and her guy end up living and working. Their future’s so bright, we’re gonna need shades…

Secondly, Ms. E of Diabetes Rant is a real go-getter — a confident and “out there” diabetic who knows Kerri and a number of other D-bloggers from way back when at Camp Barton. (I think I would have loved that camp; too bad about my late diagnosis). E lives in Boston, works in politics, and is very active in social and women’s issues. Another One to Watch. She says she doesn’t have time to post as much as she’d like. Capeesh.

Then Tuesday night over stuffed lobster at Legal Seafoods I laughed my @$$ off opposite Laura Menninger, aka the Glucose Goddess, the world’s only known Specialized Diabetic Comedienne. Anyone visiting here regularly knows I’m a big fan, even though I’ve never seen her schtick on stage. Of course it’s silly to don a pink wig and a crown of syringes and crack jokes about insulin. But what a relief to make light of this $$hit, ay? How wonderful to have someone dedicating themselves to manufacturing a little fun out of all this! I vowed to help her spread her cheer.

Finally, a few observations about Boston, with which my relationship to date has also been primarily Web-based:

* No privacy around the homes. Why no walls or fences for private backyards?

* Brown winter. Does the grass disappear so completely in other parts of the country as well? (asks a California girl)

* A great place to be Jewish.

* Dunkin’ Donuts.

Ah, the wonder of bridging the gap between the Internet and real life!

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7 Responses

  1. Lyrehca
    Lyrehca March 9, 2006 at 9:42 am | | Reply

    Sorry I missed you this time in Boston–work deadlines–but give a heads up when you’re back this way again.

  2. The LIVabetes Glucose Goddess
    The LIVabetes Glucose Goddess March 9, 2006 at 4:44 pm | | Reply

    Thanks for the Love, Amy!

    It was fun “shootin’ up” together…

    And using the DSP (Draw, Shoot and Pray Method!)

    You go girl! Looking forward to next time!
    Glucose Goddess Blessings!

  3. wil
    wil March 9, 2006 at 9:13 pm | | Reply

    I know it’s hard to understand for a California Girl, but 7 months out of the year it’s too cold to be outside and the rest of the time you need someplace to put the snow…

    Fences just get in the way. Take a trip out to Newton or other suburban venues. You’ll see the same concern with privacy and fences you expressed. But then again, there’s often times more room in the burbs.

    Although this has been an atypical winter, here in Maine it isn’t out of the question to completely lose sight of the grass from the start of November until the end of April.

  4. Kerri.
    Kerri. March 10, 2006 at 5:47 am | | Reply

    Amy,

    It was great having the chance to meet you for the first time and re-meet e! I’m looking forward to our next meeting and this time, I refuse to get lost. (I think I need a map of … everything.)

    Kerri.

  5. AmyT
    AmyT March 10, 2006 at 3:56 pm | | Reply

    Hey Kerri,
    Try GoogleEarth next time :) !

    And hey Wil, I darenot post photos of SF at this time of year, or we’ll be indundated with winter refugees, I’m sure.

  6. Kerri
    Kerri March 10, 2006 at 9:05 pm | | Reply

    Is it possible to load GoogleEarth into a Jetta?

    If so, I’m on it.

  7. birdie
    birdie March 12, 2006 at 5:09 pm | | Reply

    When I read about the event on Kerri’s blog I was a bit envious. Now that I read your recount of the evening I’m downright jealous. Too bad for those of us on the West Coast. Ah well. At least we can read about all the fun on your wonderful blog.

    And speaking of your wonderful blog, a thousand thank yous for doing such a great job! The day I stumbled onto your blog was the day my life with diabetes became a little less lonely. I’ve added you to my people list on my fledgling blog so that others can connect to this amazing resource you’ve created. Heres to continued better days because of all this positive effort.

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