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[Error: unknown template qotd]I did! Dustin ([livejournal.com profile] dustinhartman) and I met on LJ back in 2003. We had a common friend (Dan, whom neither of us had met IRL at that point). We commented back and forth in Dan's LJ, and then Dustin started commenting on my LJ. We friended each other, then started chatting online, then he called me on the phone. Three months after we met online, we met in person. Three and a half years after that, we got married!  We were featured in LJ's ten year anniversary book, Livejournal: The First Decade!

Not only did I meet my husband on LJ, but I've also met a lot of great friends through LJ.  I met many of them through [livejournal.com profile] loversfaraway, a community for people in long distance relationships (which D and I were in for the majority of the time we dated), and then later through [livejournal.com profile] weddingplans. I've met some of them in person ([livejournal.com profile] chasingangie05 and [livejournal.com profile] cynicalsiren came to my wedding, even!). [livejournal.com profile] thejoysofjess even hugged me the last time we saw each other, when we met up with [livejournal.com profile] noexplaination and her babies! I consider this a huge triumph, because apparently she is not a hugger. Even though many of the friends I met through LFA and WP are no longer in those communities, we still stay an active part of each other's lives.

I've also become part of two tight-knit groups of LJ women, HB and T&C. Both groups mean so much to me and I've formed fantastic friendships through these groups. We've blurred the lines between LJ friends and real friends - we send e-mails, texts, snail mail, and packages back and forth. I consider y'all some of my closest friends, and I really want to meet y'all in person! (Seriously, [livejournal.com profile] silsbycarr, you ARE coming out to visit next summer to help me with baby animals!)

Date: 2011-10-12 03:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] slloyd.livejournal.com
Great icon. So fitting :)

I still wish I could have made it to your wedding :)

Date: 2011-10-12 03:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lizzie.livejournal.com
I wish you could have, too! Or I wish we had gotten the live-stream of it to work. We just couldn't get good internet connection down there. (Of course, now I'm sure there's a way to do it over smartphones, but the technology just wasn't available back in '06!)

I REALLY hope we can meet up soon. You're one of the LJ friends I've known the longest, since you're part of the original LFA crowd (back when the community was awesome ;-) ).

Date: 2011-10-12 04:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] slloyd.livejournal.com
We made LFA cool ;)

I've occasionally looked at flights at different points in the year to see which is the cheapest. But I need a job to pay for it!

I should start playing the lottery more ;)

Date: 2011-10-12 07:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lizzie.livejournal.com
Hell yeah we did! :-)

Yeah, the flights are so pricey. I'm hoping to come to England soon, maybe next year? I really want to go back - haven't been since '99, before we met online!

Date: 2011-10-12 11:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] slloyd.livejournal.com
That would be cool if you could make it! It would be great if you could come up north to see me (I'll even give you directions!) but if not I could be persuaded to travel south :)

Date: 2011-10-12 05:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lalanav.livejournal.com
Aw! I love the story of how you and Dustin met. Yay for LJ!

Date: 2011-10-13 02:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lizzie.livejournal.com
LJ is awesome! :-) I'm tempted to buy a permanent account once they go on sale again, just for posterity. I don't think I'll use LJ for the rest of my life, but I still want to preserve the memories online!

Date: 2011-10-13 01:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cynicalsiren.livejournal.com
I was at the wedding! Yay!

I suggested you answer this question! Yay!

I... thought this comment needed a third line! Yay!

Date: 2011-10-13 02:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lizzie.livejournal.com
Dustin STILL talks about how beautiful you were in your red dress, btw! And how big your boobs were. lol

Yay for suggesting!

Yay for third lines!

Date: 2011-10-14 02:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jamie-marie.livejournal.com
I don't think I had ever read your post about first meeting Dustin IRL. Awww! :)

This warmed my heart tonight.


Date: 2011-10-15 04:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] slunickomoje.livejournal.com

I was a member of weddingplans for a while (until I became a bit overwhelmed with planning & had to step away -- I have since, following the wedding, rejoined). I was also a member of loversfaraway while I was in Peace Corps and my finance was in the states.

I popped over to your journal a few times after being impressed with the way you handled difficult moments in weddingplans & was always sorry not to have added you then -- I love your stories that involve working with animals and how you met your husband!

That was a very long (sorry) way of letting you know that I'm finally adding your journal! I'm looking forward to reading it more regularly as I think we have a lot in common!


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