October 8, 2009 2 Comments
Random twists of ‘cyber fate,’ if you want to call it that ensured our paths collided.
In fact, the first time Old Iron came knocking and scared the shit outta me with his over-the-top, in-you-face with mustard… was April 08, 2008. (I know I’m a chick, I remember these things)
But we had never met – you know the whole ‘face to face’ thing, in-the-flesh kinda deal.
That is until yesterday.
Without going into too much detail – I had some downtime to kill as my body recouped for majorly betraying me. Old Iron is on his rotation so it simply made sense to, well, meet! And so we did.
Now technically, we are past the FIRST impressions thing.
In theory maybe.
I mean online people RARELY are who they say they are.
I am not one of those people.
Nor is Old Iron.
We are the WYSIWYG’s here… what-you-see-is-what-you-get.
Plain and simple.
But there remains a certain nervousness within me. It’s mostly an excited nervousness at finally putting all the REALNESS to the words I’ve read for the past two years… and the voice at the other end of the phone. Deciphering the show from the real – or perhaps determining if the show is, well, REAL?!
I will say this much about my amazing friend Old Iron… his generosity is unmatched. I can totally see why people take, or try to take, advantage of him. His heart is as big and beautiful as his blue eyes. Something that I know I will never want to betray … for many reasons. His friendship is like no other. Hard to put to words but I will try.
It’s true. His humour in real life IS indeed just like online. I also believe without a doubt that in true Sagittarius form, that should you cross a Sag – you will not get out unscathed.
There will be scars.
There are emotional wounds that take a long time to heal.
LOL – OK, perhaps I am exaggerating ever so slightly.
I just know that without a doubt – people can, and do, take advantage of his insane generosity. For me – it’s hard to accept it so willingly as I rarely find something so valuable that comes without the conditions. Bluntly said – with Old Iron – I don’t have to read and scrutinize the ‘fine print.’ It’s there, in the wide open. And in my true Sagittarius form – I think it will take a bit of time to adjust to such a thing… Trust is a big thing for me.
As it is with most sane (yes, I used the word SANE) people. He’s been hell-bent on making me see – he is trustworthy. A concept that is sooo foreign to me … you mean to tell me, that there are actually trustworthy people in this world whose sole agenda in life is to make you smile and want you to have a good time, no conditions, no signing-on-the-dotted-line-I-just-sold-my-soul-to-the-devil… kind of people?
Holy fuck. Someone pinch me.
THEY DO EXIST!!!
Of course I have my guard up.
I am female. And Sagittarius.
I was born with cautiousness deeply ingrained in my DNA and psyche.
But he is true to the hype.
So perhaps I should just get out of my head, eat something and well… just go with the mischievousness that comes along with two different types of people meeting up…
He’s a good guy.
He won major brownie points for just showing up.
The fact that he is REAL to himself and to his friends – is the cherry on the Sundae.
(We haven’t delved into politic chat yet… LOL… I might change my mind after THAT talk… LOL!!!)