GPOYW - “Happy birthday, Autumn” Edition
This is my friend Autumn. We met on the Internet. I don’t even remember how I found her, actually, but I’m guessing she followed me on The Twitter and I followed her back because I thought she was cute.
Oh, shut up. You know you do it sometimes, too.
Anyway, it turns out she’s more than just cute. She’s brilliant without being pretentious and funny without being cruel and she has the most impeccable taste in popular culture, especially movies and books and music. (Oh, and she’s generous with her rare MP3s, which doesn’t hurt.) Basically, she’s everything you could want in an Internet friend. You know, assuming she actually exists.
But I wasn’t sure about that until last week, when I finally got to meet her in real life. And sure enough, she’s awesome in person, too. She was happy to let me tag along wherever she went, and she always came over to draw me out of my shell whenever I was feeling shy, and she somehow completely tolerated me being a drunken ass for at least half the weekend — and she did it all in the sweetest way with the kindest smile on her face.
I mean, honestly … it was almost enough to make me forgive her for being a KU fan.
But happy birthday, anyway, Autumn. You’re amazing. Thanks for being my friend.
what a great story!