I MET FRIENDS!
On January 5th I drove to Portland. Two online friends of mine, Kristen and Rob, who live in Seattle, took the train down to Portland to meet me.
I met Kristen online through my writing. Or maybe my YouTube. Or VlogaNovel. Okay, I don’t remember exactly how we met. But we met, and she is awesome. Then, when I was livestreaming video games for a while, I met her boyfriend Rob, who is much better at video games than I am, and is also a damn good writer.
Hanging out was awesome and special and fun. We went to lunch. We spent hours in a bookstore. And, yeah. Personal, IN-person hanging out will always have something you can’t get online. They’re both good, for different reasons, but seeing the two of them was hella fun.
In I’m-the-worst-father-ever news, January 5th was also Dawn’s birthday. I promise you that, every second I was not in Portland or driving, I spent with Dawn. And her big birthday party is later in January, so I’m not REALLY the worst father ever.
Portland was awesome. And Oregon was still beautiful. That was the day I decided that, even though I still wanted to move to Austin, I was going to be visiting Portland a lot.