I often wonder what I'd do if I had the money and time to visit everyone I've ever met online. Would I discover a place so nice I'd want to move there? It's so beautiful in northern California where I live... not too hot and not too cold, not too much rain, not much humidity. Even the crime is low here... in fact, it's practically nonexistent. As a result, it's pretty boring here... but that doesn't make me feel any less fortunate that I was born and raised here. Unless I move to Japan or something, I'll probably live my entire life here... though I may move back down to San Diego. Oh how I love it there... I miss that extreme heat, it resulted in some awesome tans. :)
I've been meeting some very cool and interesting people lately. Today, I had the pleasure of being in contact with Juri for the first time. She has gorgeous hair... all of you should go look. *wink* I'm really glad I'm sticking with LiveJournal... I've seriously considered just giving it a rest many times. I post less than most everyone I know, and there are times I'm simply not even near an Internet connection for days... but every time I come back, I'm reminded of the friends I've made and the interesting exchanges I've had with people that I may never even meet in person.
People might say that making online friends is a waste of time... but when I consider a number of nights I've spent out in bars or at restaurants meeting and dancing with people I have almost nothing in common with, I know that this is a healthy thing. I'm not saying being online should take the place of anything else, but I definitely think it's both productive and rewarding. Plus... thanks to my cell phone's plan giving me free domestic long distance calling, it's easy to talk to people I meet at just about any time of the day or night, as long as they live in the US.
I just wish I could meet them all.