Well, I had my blogging lunch this afternoon with...drumroll please...Supermom at What Makes a Housewife Desperate! She was just as funny and warm in person as she is on her blog (and not at all desperate), and I'm so excited to have a new blogging friend here in my city. Our kids had a ball together...her Baby and my Corrie were born the very same month and looked like a couple of pixies playing together. Her son and my Stephen are two ring-tail-tootin' seven year olds, and they both left McDonald's with sweaty heads and hoarse voices (sure signs of a good time in Little Boy Land).
So here is my question for you...don't you think it's time we had an actual WORD to describe the phenomenon of a "blogging friend" transitioning into a "real-life friend"? I've been thinking about it all afternoon and can't come up with anything I like. "Life-linked"? "Life-blogged?"
Maybe we need to create a word altogether, say, "flapsnaggled". I don't know...telling you that I flapsnaggled with SuperMom this afternoon is creeping me out a little.
Since you're so good at clever responses, I submit it to you--let's name this thing:
_____________________ : (v) To transition from being an on-line acquaintance into a real-life friend, whether via phone or meeting in person.
Fill in the blank!