A different kind of catfish

Sorry I’ve been a little absent, lovebirds! Grant and I have relatives coming to stay with us this week, so I’ve been running around cleaning and organizing and laundering and scented candling (as you do). I believe I can call my efforts triumphant, but I’ve still got a bit of work ahead of me. So instead of a huge deep dive blog post, I’m mostly going to leave you with this link to peruse. (I suspect I would’ve found it on my own thanks to Google News, but Dave Pell of NextDraft brought it my way first.)

At school, I was the woefully Aspergian weirdo that few if any kids liked, overwhelming my peers with television trivia they didn’t care to hear and derailing lesson plans with digressive questions my teachers were sick of me asking.

But at home, I retreated to the Internet where I was no longer the overweight 3rd grader who had on more than one occasion had birthday party invitations returned to her. I was Tom, the charming 17-year-old boy who had successfully wooed a teen mom from Arizona he’d met on Yahoo!Games.

What a fascinating different perspective, that paints the catfisher in a much more sympathetic light. I wouldn’t be surprised if we started to see a few more stories like this trickle in, as well as more honesty about romance and friendships started in the annals of AOL and IRC chatrooms.

Anyway, I’m off to go rearrange furniture and vacuum a bit more, in the borderline-compulsive fashion befitting a family visit, haha, and then record a VERY SPECIAL PODCAST EPISODE with a VERY SPECIAL FUNNY GUEST. Top secret until he (gender spoilers!) gives me permission to get all vocal about it. Have a lovely weekend!

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