You know, anyone who thinks the internet isn't "real life" needs to get on the internet a little more.
I was chatting today with someone I met online, someone I know is a really good person. I met her through some other really good people I also met online. I find it really amazing that we can connect so easily through the internet, become so close so fast. It's more amazing still how real the relationships we build can become. They lead to lifelong friendships and meaningful work. That's something to remember next time someone yells "Are you still on the computer?" at you!
Although my life at the moment it completely nuts, too nuts to write anything worth reading, I just want all of you good people I've met her to know that I'm thinking of you.