Monday, January 11, 2010

A Twitter Story

L-R Me, Tammy and Emily
(And no, we didn't plan our outfits!)

If you know me, you know that I always sing the praises of Twitter. Here is a living, breathing experience of why I adore it so much.

I connected with this cool chick, Tammy (@floridagirlindc) on Twitter last spring. In fact, it was on the day of the Kentucky Derby. We were talking about drinking mint juleps and bourbon. She lives in Washington D.C. and quickly became one of my favorite "tweeps" on Twitter.

My lovely friend Emily (@ejhonsa) lives in Cleveland (which is where I am based). I have known her for years*. She was in her last year of law school and was going to be interning in D.C. at NCIS (I'm sure she's sick of Mark Harmon jokes by now).

I told her to make sure she connected with Tammy when she was there. So they connected on Twitter and then on Facebook.

I had no idea that they would become good buddies and I was so delighted to see the two of them together in pictures showing up on Facebook over the summer. Tammy introduced Emily to all kinds of cool people in D.C. and Emily quickly fit into her summer home's social scene.

I was thinking: "I made that happen!" And yes, I patted myself on the back a couple of times.

This past weekend, I got great news - Tammy had a reason to make her first trip to Cleveland - wow, that was so unexpected! - and of course we needed to get together.

So I knew Emily for years, Emily knew Tammy from her summer in D.C., and we all knew each other from Twitter.
I love when different threads of my life mesh like this. Few things are as personally satisfying.

*Four years counts as "years", right?


EJH said...

Love it! It's like a 21st century pen-pal story :) Long live Twitter--and the real-life friendships that it fosters! said...

You gals are so cute! I can't wait to meet you as well ;) And look, all BLONDES!

Alanna Klapp said...

That's a great story, Kristen! Thanks for sharing! BTW, I tagged you over at my blog, it's just a fun thing:

Allison M. said...

I love meet ups.