This is sort of a continuation on some previous articles with the same topic: international friendships. This one is more focused on one of my international friends, my best friend actually. She's amazing too! I love her to the moon and back, and can't wait for the day when we will finally get to meet in person. I honestly cannot shut up about her because I think the world of her. Literally.
Enough about my gushing (but count on more later) and let me get to some more things that I have learned...sort of. Basically the time difference thing is still there. Between me and my Best Friend there is an eight hour time difference. This is technically better than a nineteen hour difference, but whatever. It's there. To be honest I forget about it most of the time. What the time difference means though is that either I stay up late (like really late) to wait for her to wake up and see my messages, or she stays up. Either way we are losing sleep. At the same time it also means that while one of is asleep the other is going about their day. It works out really. Neither of us has to worry about accidentally ignoring the other for hours on end. The time difference essentially gives us the ability to not suffocate the other by always being "online". Y'know? What the time difference also means is that I am perpetually tired, but I don't care. As long as I get to talk to my Best Friend I am happy.
What has been really funny in being friends with someone "across the pond" is that there's a difference in vocabulary, or food differences. I learned a new word for instance. I learned what "dungarees" are. I had no idea what those were. I had heard the word before, but had never really had a mental image. Apparently, dungarees are just overalls. But how cool is that word?! Dungarees! I love it! Way more fun to say than overalls. Just on e of the many things I have learned from my Bestie. Food differences are also a source of amusement. The one time I mentioned I was eating goldfish you'd have thought I had just committed a crime my Bestie's reaction was so shocked. No lie she thought I was actually eating some poor little fish. After I had sent a picture did she breathe a sigh of relief. One of more humorous exchanges between us. Apparently don't have those in England. Who'd have thought?
Now I know calling this person my Best Friend is a bit weird to some. I have only known this person for little over a month now. We have so much in common though! We think alike too. To the point where it's scary. And we have a very similar sense of humor. It literally the greatest thing in the world. We met through online fandom of all things too! She's just this incredible person who I adore and would fight anyone for. If I were to go on about how awesome she is I would end up with a freakishly long write up here, so to avoid that I will only say what I have. I think this is just me being able to ramble on about my Bestie. There is no other point to this piece other than that. Honest. My Best Friend is amazing and I love her. If she reads this...Hi! Luv ya!!