Oh my bags are packed……
Just so you all understand why this upcoming visit is so special and awesome.
Charity and I have not met before.
She lives in Chicago, I live in Hamburg. Germany.
We met nearly two years ago to the day on the Diamondville Forum, which is the board of Neil Diamond’s Band, and began to chat casually, then she invited me to read her blog (which was awesome, but the stupid girl killed it after she had gotten her wish, namely a new, different President for her country) and linked my theater class homepage to it.
We started to write emails.
Then, at the beginning of 2009, I moved on to twitter, and somehome consequently to facebook.
There is a weird connection here and maybe it needs to be explored at some point…
So a few days before Christmas, I tweeted, “Bought a case of pink champagne for NYE”.
This is just one of those whimsical, apropos tweets to keep us in people’s minds, right, and has NO deeper sense at all.
Only here, BINGO!
Charity replied, probably just as meaningless, “Wish I could be there!”
Yes, and here begins the true wonder of this thing, because when I said, “Come on over!” she agreed. And got herself a ticket. And is coming over. Today.
So I’m excited and jittery and bursting with joy, but I’m also deeply moved, because it proves how real you all are.
And here is the girlie, last night, on her way to O’Hare. Scared of flying, but doing it.