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10 September 2004 @ 08:04 pm
A post from hubbaswuba...  
...got me thinking. When I first started my LJ almost two years ago, the majority of my friends were people I'd never encountered in RL, as time went on the percentages for me changed a lot... So I was wondering, what percentage of your friends' list are people that you knew before LJ? What percentage are people you met online, but have met in person?

For me, I only knew six people on my friends list in RL prior to LJ:

  • fooj Of course! :D
  • gigglets - I met Pat online (on a Chad Brannon message board), but I was traveling with her long before she got a LJ.
  • lctheatrebabe - I met Lauren online on my Kevin board - but I got to meet her in person when I saw Kevin perform at North Shore Music Theatre in MA. :)
  • mdelrey - I also met Marina on my Kevin message board, but I actually met her in person several years ago at a Kevin concert :) - and have seen her for many Kevin shows since. :)
  • niwrad2180 - I used to work with Darwin and I was the one who convinced him to get a LJ. :)
  • smittenbyu - I met Smitha through the Jaycees. :) It was just fate that I ran across her LJ one day. :)

The seven friends I've been lucky enough to meet since getting a LJ:

  • broadway_rose - I met Meredyth at Millie, and then at every other show we saw the entire weekend in February - yay! :D I swear I wasn't stalking you, Meredyth. :)
  • bwaystrkiki128 - I met Kayla outside of "Little Shop of Horrors" in February. :D
  • careleswhisper - Mark & I had dinner with Carrie the last time he and I were in California. :)
  • crissyj - I first met Cristin outside of "Little Shop of Horrors," but I didn't know it was her until I formally met her in "Millie" :) the next day.
  • mslauren2930 - Mark & I had lunch with Lauren at the Marriott Marquis when we were in NYC in February. :)
  • rripley - I met Roger when we went out to dinner with Carrie last year when Mark & I were in LA.
  • starstruck113 - I accidently first ran into Lauren in NYC when Pat & I went to see "Aida". I think she freaked when she heard me say her name... :P

And lastly, near misses - people I was in the same area with, would love to have met - but didn't really know it was them at the time...:(

  • beantownboy - Adam was at the final Millie performance and at the stage door - I wish I'd known it was him! :(
  • audienceawaits - I know I saw Gill at the final Millie show - I just didn't know that it was her at the time! :( I even have video of her taking a photo with Kevin. :)
  • corkystclair05 - Andrew was at the Reprise! production of "Assassins!" I wish I'd known as well. :(
  • wakedistracted - I'm sure I must've seen Karen too after the final Millie performance, since she was the one taking Gill's photo with Kevin!

What about everyone else? Have you all met a lot of your LJ friends in person?
Current Mood: curiouscurious
Shannon: Teddybourriquet76 on September 10th, 2004 11:46 pm (UTC)
I actually sat here and counted.

Most of my friends list is from a mailing list that I have been on for years. Of those 32, it's an even split 16 met, 16 not met. If you count my husband in on this, he has met 11 of the 16 that I have not met, plus the 16 I have met, giving us a total of 27/32. (We met via a friend on this mailing list a little over 8 years ago.)

10 are LJ people who I have either added or added me first. Most of those have kids close in age to Faith and I met through pregnancy communities. None I have met in real life.

1 remaining is a woman I met while shopping with my daughter at BRU while she was pregnant with her son. We chatted on email and LJ.
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on September 11th, 2004 12:16 am (UTC)
That's really interesting! I'd always wondered how everyone got to know the people on their friends' lists. You've got a pretty good ratio of people that you've met in person. It seems the people from my LJ that I've met, I just happened to run into at the shows that I see, since a lot of my friends are theatre fans too. :) Thanks for taking the time to answer this.
karmastyx: Laura made by careleswhisperkarmastyx on September 11th, 2004 01:37 am (UTC)
People I know/have met:
careleswhisper (sister...LOL.), darlaree(mom...LOL.), kissymae (One of my best friends from high school.), rripley (Carrie's boyfriend.), trdgrrl(She's a friend from high school.), underworldfairy (She works with my mom, and we have become friends through my mom.)

People I haven't met:
armywife, dramaticpunk, dreamsoftrail, drinknmidori, forsakynmuse, irisheyes77, kaylea, michele12, prince0fangels, shutterbug93(I will more than likely see you in October LOL.), skate_the_world, skittlex
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on September 11th, 2004 02:50 pm (UTC)
I hope to meet you in October so I can add you to my list too, Laura! :) I've been looking at some of the web sites and I think if you wanted to wait a little while, there may be discounted tickets for the 16th (about $35 without fees) for some pretty good seats). I'll have to keep checking and I'll let you know. That way, if you like, we can all sit together. :)
Meredythbroadway_rose on September 11th, 2004 11:02 am (UTC)
Hehe STALKER!! Just kidding- yay that was SUCH a fun weekend in the city!
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on September 11th, 2004 02:52 pm (UTC)
Haha, what a stalker I am! Lauren will tell you - she nearly jumped out of her skin when she heard me call her name at "Aida" -- I felt a little bad for freaking her out. That was a fun weekend! :)
La Zingaratwicebornjoy on September 11th, 2004 11:21 am (UTC)
i must say i was fortunate enough to meet u after kevin's performance of "Carousel" which was a true treat.
Sheri: Kevin as Billy Bigelow in shutterbug93 on September 11th, 2004 02:53 pm (UTC)
What a great show that was! :) And it was nice seeing you at the stage door afterward.
curlybear on September 11th, 2004 04:47 pm (UTC)
THAT is a cool idea. :) I may lemming it myself. ;)
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on September 11th, 2004 05:20 pm (UTC)
Oh yes, please do! :) I'd love to see your responses. :)
anna, bright and darkglitterandfade on September 11th, 2004 06:52 pm (UTC)
everyone on my friends list, with the exception of four people, i knew first through the internet then met in person. (it all started in 1999 @ www.decapolis.com and then the cornerstone festivals that followed.)

those four exceptions are from high school and college, then there afre four or five people (you included) that i have yet to meet.
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on September 12th, 2004 02:47 am (UTC)
Wow - you certainly have met a lot of people on your friends' list. :) One day I hope to meet the majority of the people on my friends' list - since I've met so many wonderful people here. :) Thanks for taking the time to respond to this. :)
Tonydudepower1982 on September 12th, 2004 01:02 am (UTC)
So far, I've met a total of ONE person from my LJ list - -

gayoldme - aka d00gle, one of the sweetest and funniest bois I've ever encountered. I got to meet Doug at "SeeMen Speak" last March, after I read my poem to the crowd at Racy's.
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on September 12th, 2004 02:53 am (UTC)
Wow - that surprises me, actually. I was under the impression that you've gotten the chance to meet a lot of your LJ friends. :) That's great that you were able to meet one of them though. :)

BTW, I've missed you around here. Hope all is well. :)
I'm so cool too bad I'm a loseraudienceawaits on September 12th, 2004 01:21 am (UTC)
I remember seeing you there - but I don't think I really knew you yet - just through Karen .. :(
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on September 12th, 2004 02:57 am (UTC)
It's so weird that so many of the people on my LJ friends' list was there that day and I didn't really know it until later. :P
ex_angeldove677 on September 12th, 2004 05:35 pm (UTC)
Out of topic...
Hi Sheri...you were introduced to me by my friend angelfate. I hope you don't mind me lurking for a while and read a little. Also, I wonder if you'd be interested in on each other friends list.
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on September 12th, 2004 06:12 pm (UTC)
Re: Out of topic...
Hi there! :) I've seen you comment on Chandra's journal. Thanks for posting the message. :) I'd love to add you to my friends' list and get to know you better. :) Thanks for stopping by and posting a message. :)