Monday, February 7, 2005

Connecting

What more can I say that hasn't already been said?  By now it's obvious how much I adore the YakYaks.  These are some of the easiest women to love -- because they love so freely.  I feel completely relaxed when thinking about who we are as friends.  No awkwardness.  No worries.

They're not afraid to tell it like it is and perhaps give me a boot in the ass to get stuff rolling in my personal or professional life (thanks lovelies).  If there's a misunderstanding, we bring it to the table.  If there's any doubt about how we feel, we check in.  Imagine that -- a world where honesty really is the best policy.

I have that in my daily life.  I expect that in the friendships I've cultivated offline.  But sometimes you just never really know when it comes to meeting people online -- or meeting online people offline.  My instincts (in this case) haven't let me down.  You know, when you think you're connecting and then you really do connect, it's kinda cool.

16 comments:

diannevan said...

This entry was so much easier for me to read after we talked yesterday.  Thanks...for the talk last night, and for the honesty you always give your friends.

andreakingme said...

I just love seeing the photos. It's like getting to relive those moments. Makes me wish I could BE there again in that moment for real.

xox, Trishy.

babyshark28 said...

OOOH, great pictures.  you know I love the pictures!  Love that closeup of you and andrea, lol!  great!!

and I hear ya, about connecting. I really do.
It is soo very important, something I am working on this year in fact.
I'd like to get rid of that fear :p  you make it look so easy....
:D
love these entries.
I love to see the joy again.

sonensmilinmon said...

The joy and happiness not only radiate from the pictures but from your words or should I say your heart?  Wonderful, uplifting entry. :-)

Monica
http://journals.aol.com/sonensmilinmon/SmilinMonsAdventures/

indigosunmoon said...

I've looked at all the pictures...you guys look so cute!
So glad you don't have to have a root canal honey!
And I'm thrilled that you got to spend such a wonderful
few days with these gals!
Much love,
Connie

earpatchgoddess said...

Do you like me co-conuts? Gotta love the one of me STUFFING MY FACE, or was I picking my nose? OR...WAS DREW BARRYMORE PICKING HER NOSE? Bwahaha.
Love and cherish the connections! I've waited my whole life for friendships like this!

judithheartsong said...

this all has made me smile. judi

deabvt said...

Great collage!
V

nellemclaughlin said...

I've had online meetings with friends and it's been wonderful! Glad you had such a good time. :) Nelle

slowmotionlife said...

I'm just so glad that you girls were able to get together and have a good time.  Doubly glad that no serious fights broke out.  Can you imagine the rift in AOL-J if you had called Andrea a whacked-out duck or if you and DiAnne had gotten into a hair-pulling fight?  Oy.  The headaches!!  LOL  [No worries.. I've got your back.  We can take 'em.  Grrrrr... tehehehe...]  Anyway.. all silliness aside, it's good to know you all had a good relaxing vacation and that your friendships have been deepened.  It's just one more blessing in this thing called online blogging.  :)

deveil said...

Good friends are so important, sounds like you've got great ones!

Derek

montaukny said...

{{{Freee}}} Sounds like you have some great friends & that y'all had a terrific time!  I'm so jealous!!!  Gonna have to get myself out to CA someday!

Smooches,
~~Aunt Nub~~

msyahtzee said...

Time with the girls is just the best, isn't it?!  Glad it was everything you expected and more.  -Kari

dockart said...

Loved reading all the Yak Yak entries. It must have been a blast. Isn't AOL-Jland grand?! Thanks for sharing all the stories and the pix.
Donna:)

krobbie67 said...

Yeah, it is kinda cool. :-) ---Robbie

txsguinan said...

Aww...seeing these pics again makes me sad.  Couldn't we all meet once a week at the Barefoot Bar?  Please?  :)