Yes, I do have a new post over at Sprocket Ink today. But there's something else I have to say before I send you over.
Ever since I've started blogging, I've witnessed another side of people that I rarely see displayed in the RL. Bloggers have a way of forming connections with each other that bridge even the furthest distances. I've seen people form real friendships with people they've never met face to face and, no, that isn't pathetic.
Despite what someone who isn't a part of this world may think, bloggers aren't just geeks hiding from the real world in front of their computers. Almost all of the bloggers I've met since I first started are real people with real lives, most of whom have done way cooler things than I ever have. Only they're not afraid to share their lives and innermost thoughts with others.
Because of all of the talent and sheer awesomeness I come across every time I open my reader, it's safe to say that you guys intimidate me. I mean that. I'm proud to call myself a blogger.
Why am I gushing on and on like this? Well it's because that blogging kindness I just mentioned has struck again. Only this time, a lot closer to home.
When I first started blogging, one of the first people to hit the "Follow" button was a blogger called Nubian. Since then, she has always been there with a witty comment or an encouraging email. You could say, she's been one of my primary enablers.
Well, it seems she's taken it a step further because on day she sent me a message asking for my address. I knew what was coming after that.
I'll be honest. I try to avoid letting people send me stuff since I live all the way in the Caribbean and I don't want to put anyone through that expense. But, she wanted to send me a Christmas gift and I know her well enough to know that I couldn't refuse.
After some logistical issues with the post office (Read as: They gave the term "snail mail" new meaning) which, in turn, almost made her go postal on the postal workers, Nubian's gift finally arrived today (I guess by postal service standards, January 17 is close enough to Christmas).
Anyway... Behold! The package!
|FYI, Not the first time I've said that. Even though it was under different circumstances then.|
|And here's what came inside.|
|This is for Mrs. C and her grandma, Evie.|
First, we have this:
And next: I always said I wanted a bigger coffee mug. Now I've got one.
|This baby's only available in London. SWEET!|
Of course, to go with my new mug, I have some new coffee.
|They make a cute couple. Don't you agree?|
Last, but certainly nowhere near least is this lovely little card.
So, I'll say thanks once again to you, Nubian. You're more than just a longtime follower in my book. You're a real friend.
Okay... *sniffles* You guys go to Sprocket now before I hug someone.
[UPDATE: I've just been handed new information (new to me, that is) that Nubian's blog is no longer private. As such a link has been added. Carry on.]