some topics blog questions…
- have you ever met any of your “on-line” friends in “real life?” was it a pleasurable experience? would you do it again? :tee hee: that was is mine. 😀
actually, yes I have met dozens of my on-line friends in real life. however it all stemmed back to the rutgers days before instant messengers and chat programs. see, back then we (students) found out that you can actually “talk” in real-time with someone on the unix systems there. so, it wasn’t too uncommon to see a room full of people talking to someone else on a different campus (rutgers new brunswick is quite large). I met dozens of my long-time friends through that system at rutgers.
since the instant messenger revolution, I have made it a point to meet up with local people whom I frequently chat with. at last count, I have met roughly 15 “on-liners” (my word for on-line friends) within the last two years. one of them turned out to be my current girlfriend devina and a lot of the others I hang out with on a regular basis. in all that time, there was only one bad experience meeting up with someone, so I have had a pretty good track record with regards to that. I have never met anyone outside of this area though. 🙁 however, one of these days my ass is driving down to north carolina to finally hang out with my friend lindsey. oh wait a minute! it’s her birthday today!!! happy birthday sweetie!!! hopefully I will be lucky enough to meet up with a lot more of my on-line friends this year.
- do you think if you were to be in high school now, (if you’ve left, that is) that you’d be in the same group or clique as you were when you were there the first time?
well, to be honest I was never really dead set into a “clique.” I usually hung out with the smarter group of people, but I also hung out with people who you would consider as jocks, band heads, weed heads, players, popular folk, etc. and there were never any big problems with that. I don’t know if it was just my way of socializing in school, but I never really saw a segregated structure of cliques like you hear about on tv. perhaps ada can put her two cents in on this, but I really didn’t see that distinctive separation that a lot of students talk about. maybe the people in my high school were above such petty things or perhaps I just didn’t acknowledge it and lived in my own world… 🙂