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drank Choco*Latte by American Tea Room
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sipdown! uh 224. I was enjoying this…immensely as i made it as a latte today – steeped in milk. as i was contemplating my tasting note though, someone shared news with me about an old “friend” of mine. For those that don’t know, i used to play world of warcraft pretty heavily and regularly. (story time now..no more tea comments, move on if you’re looking for those). started when the game launched etc..yadda yadda, was an officer in a guild, pulled 40 ppl through molten core etc but at a casual level i was proud to have gone through things with. None of this raiding 20 hours a week for me. long story short, one of my friends from wow passed away last weekend and the news has trickled over to me tonight. I haven’t talked to “runabout” in a while, but we kept in touch over the years. I honestly didn’t expect news of his death to hit me quite as hard as it has. One of those random internet friends….we met in person a couple times with the florida crew, but mostly we chatted in game and through email, trying to coordinate things. So right now, i’m waxing poetic about the good times we had, drinking my tea and smiling at internet friends. something my parents don’t understand as they didn’t grow up in this generation, but something i whole heartedly understand as our world has become more and more connected through our ability to share with one another. A silly game, yes but one that allowed me to meet some FABULOUS people, that i’m still friends with…i’ve shared weddings and births and other such events…and tonight….the first death. And it’s floored me. good night.

ifjuly

I’m sorry to hear it. I definitely identify with what you mean—there are people I “met” online over a decade ago and feel in many ways closer to than most of my in-town friends.

OMGsrsly

Oh, I’m so sorry to hear.

Terri HarpLady

Sorry to hear this sad news, sister.

Cavocorax

Oh. That’s terrible. It sounds like you guys had some great times together – doesn’t matter if it was “only” over the internet. <3 :(

Fjellrev

Aww no, Sil, I’m so sorry.

keychange

oh gosh, sil. I’ve unfortunately known a lot of people online who’ve passed away, and of course it hits you so hard. And makes you wish you’d spoken to them more. etc. I’m thinking of you and I’m sorry it hurts so badly right now. :(

tea-sipper

I’ve very sorry! If you haven’t, check out The Guild on youtube or watchtheguild.com when you are ready to laugh.

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ifjuly

I’m sorry to hear it. I definitely identify with what you mean—there are people I “met” online over a decade ago and feel in many ways closer to than most of my in-town friends.

OMGsrsly

Oh, I’m so sorry to hear.

Terri HarpLady

Sorry to hear this sad news, sister.

Cavocorax

Oh. That’s terrible. It sounds like you guys had some great times together – doesn’t matter if it was “only” over the internet. <3 :(

Fjellrev

Aww no, Sil, I’m so sorry.

keychange

oh gosh, sil. I’ve unfortunately known a lot of people online who’ve passed away, and of course it hits you so hard. And makes you wish you’d spoken to them more. etc. I’m thinking of you and I’m sorry it hurts so badly right now. :(

tea-sipper

I’ve very sorry! If you haven’t, check out The Guild on youtube or watchtheguild.com when you are ready to laugh.

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So no real clue what to write about myself here. A friend got me into drinking loose tea and it’s something I thoroughly enjoy though I have nowhere near the experience that many folks on the boards seem to have.

My other interests are cycling, reading, board games, disney cruises, world of warcraft and dancing – in no particular order. I love travelling as well!

Most of that is on hold these days though, including tea drinking like I used to as I have a new little one who eats up all my spare time.

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