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  1. Friends We Never Met

    May 4, 2012 by C.

    My keyboard has a Grumpy button!

    I have been horribly busy the past few days going over Kentucky Derby stats. Chances are I won’t make my final decision until just about race time so Grumpy was kind enough to fill in for me.

    I love what he wrote. He is my buddy although we have never met in person. We send each other text messages (usually about the Steelers) and we give each other grief on our Facebook pages. He is a great guy and I cannot wait to meet him someday!

    So, here is my friend Grumpy/Stu…enjoy! Check out his blog sometime…http://grumpy-olddog.blogspot.com/

    Friends We Never Met
    By Grumpy
    Change of pace today folks.  Chanin, the owner of this blog and whose musings you’re accustomed to finding here, needed a day off.  I don’t know what she’s doing, probably watching the recent NFL Draft on her DVR or breaking down film of players for next year’s draft.  She’s sort of obsessed that way.  Anyway, she was kind enough to invite me to sit in while she’s away.  Kind of a leap of faith if you think about it; she’s giving me her space to say anything I want.  I could be a total embarrassment, offend her regular readers and leave her a mess to clean up.  I’ll try my best not to do that.
    Here’s some of what I know about Chanin:  She’s a positive person, she loves Oreos, she loves pizza, she loves Walgreens and she loves the Pittsburgh Steelers.  When her hometown was struck by a devastating tornado, she spent countless hours organizing help for those who needed it, soliciting donations for people who had lost everything.  She won’t tell you that herself, so I will.  She is a good person, the kind of person you would be proud to call your friend.
    I think of Chanin as my friend.  Here’s the thing though; we have never met.  I don’t even remember how we found each other, probably one of us blindly finding the other’s blog.  I love Oreos, pizza and the Steelers; we have that in common.  I’m more of a “glass half empty” kind of person and Walgreens is where I pick up my prescriptions.
    You’re probably asking yourself if I’m going anywhere with this.  Actually, I am.  Before the Internet, neither of us would know the other existed.  But technology connected us.  Not just us either.  Through blogging, I’ve made “friends” in Spokane, WA, Norman, OK, Columbus, OH and Olympia, WA.   By extension, I’ve “met” some of their friends.  Now many of us are also connected by Facebook.  If you had told me just 10 years ago that any of this would be possible I would have laughed at you.  
    Will Chanin and I ever meet in person?  I don’t know.  I hope so.  A bright, sunny October day in an NFL stadium watching the Steelers kick somebody’s ass would be perfect.