One of the downsides to making friends through social media is common issue with knowing just how you “met”. Did I follow you and you follow me back or the other way around? Did I like something you said that was retweeted or did someone #FollowFriday you or otherwise recommend that I follow you? Someone should make an app that figures this out for us. Tracks the first mention of another user by your handle and treat that as first contact.
That’s where I find myself as I think back at Skylor. I feel like we have been following each other on Twitter for years, yet I cannot for the life of me remember how we met. At the time Skylor was living in Washington DC and I was visiting Landon somewhat regularly there but we never met on any of those trips.
After years of talking to each other online, we finally met in person on my last day in Orlando.
Corey and I headed to Hue Restaurant just on the outskirts of Orlando’s downtown area where we anticipated the arrival of Skylor. Upon his arrival our waitress turned on her best awkward turtle. Whether she was standing silently behind Skylor or giving each of us multiple sets of silverware, girlfriend was hilariously awkward. Continue reading →
I was thinking today about how much I have to catch people up on. Even though my life isn’t super exciting or anything, I often put out these quick short stories and get so distracted that I never follow up on them. So here we go. Continue reading →
Coincidentally it was also Corey’s girlfriend, and all around amazing person, Alexandra’s (@alexandrabrandt) birthday! Songs were sung, dances were danced, drinks were poured and a fantastic time was had.
Halloween is Fun!
Oh and my costume was Chase. I even drew his tattoo on myself! Everyone was pretty impressed with that, mostly me though. I have like zero drawing skills. Just went through the numerous photos I have of Chase from his Scouts days. While several people thought it was a real tattoo, only one person accused me of tastelessly copying another person’s tattoo… Seriously? LoL
Chase's tattoo as drawn by me on me
And while I have to admit, I was a pretty convincing Chase… I think Corey wins for best costume-with-attitude. I present to you Dwight Schrute.
Corey as Dwight Schrute from The Office and Schrute Farms
For the rest of the photos I’ll just do a slide show. Enjoy!