Twenty Years

Over the 4th of July weekend in 1989, I got on a plane and flew down to Anaheim to meet a guy for the first time ever in realspace. We’d met met in an online fantasy RPG called GemStoneII, on the old GEnie network, and had become close over the previous few months. We were both sort of nervous, but he didn’t turn out to be an axe murderer or anything ;D and the trip worked out well. It wasn’t a huge, swooping, love-at-first-sight sort of thing, but that was twenty years ago and we’re still together. We’ve been married now for thirteen years come August, so I’d say the gamble of taking that plane trip — which all the flailing hysterics who are terrified of the evil internet will tell you to Never Ever Do!!! in this fearful age — was a pretty good gamble. 😀

In about twelve hours Jim and I’ll be getting on a plane and going up to San Francisco, where we’ll be touristing around for a week. We’ve done it before and both love the place; the weather is great and the food is better, and we’re just going to hang out and relax and revel in having known the love of our lives for twenty years, which is pretty darned good these days.

I’ll be taking the laptop but probably won’t be reading blogs/journals/etc. all that much. If anything cool happens, or you post something you think I’d be particularly interested in, feel free to e-mail me or leave a link here.

Don’t crash the internets while I’m gone! ;D



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Angela Benedetti lives in Seattle with her husband and a few thousand books. She loves romance for the happy endings, for the affirmation that everyone who's willing to fight for love deserves to get it and be happy with someone. She's best known for her Sentinel series of novels, the most recent of which is Captive Magic.