One of the side effects I’ve noticed of our having special children is that we have ‘hermitized’ ourselves. We tend to be insular and stick together and don’t socialize with others, particularly the families we know with neurotypical children the same ages as ours. It saves a lot of explanation. That’s not to say we don’t have a social life. Ours just tends to be cybernetic.
The Internet has been the center of my social life for nearly ten years. I met my husband there, as his character encountered mine in an online RPG where we still play. We have, in turn, sought out many of the people we’ve met online and met them in real life. They are delightful, and no less our friends because we didn’t meet them at the corner bar or grocery store.
Since I’ve started this blog, I’ve met a number of individuals, some of whom are in a similar situation to mine regarding children, but many others are just interesting and articulate and I like them. We’ve shared brief but meaningful moments in passing. It’s a connection.
One of these connections tagged me last week, at
A Broader Mark
It’s taken this long for me to figure out how to reply appropriately, because I’m still learning all the lingo, but here goes:
Okay, here are the rules (copied straight from the blog of the one who tagged me.)
Once you are tagged, link back to the person who tagged you.
Post the rules on your blog.
Post 7 random or weird facts about yourself on your blog.
Tag 7 people and link to them.
Comment on their blog to let them know they have been tagged.
Here are my seven facts.
1. I met my husband on the Internet. Neither of us is an axe murderer. Yet.
2. I am allergic to hairy caterpillars and microfilm.
3. I’ve sung in a nightclub lounge with a band.
4. I’ve had ‘sand in my shoes’ ever since living in South Florida.
5. I’ve written two vampire novels.
6. I think Picard is a better captain than Kirk.
7. Only my hairdresser knows for sure.
victims CONNECTIONS are the following:
So now we find out more about these friends and relatives, perhaps more than we should, perhaps more than we want to. But we’re staying connected. Tag, you’re the IT girls!