I long ago stopped distinguishing between friends, acquaintances, postcrossing friends, Facebook friends, blogging friends and the like. To me they are all now just friends. One of the people I am pleased to be able to call my friend is a woman called Jamie. We met through Postcrossing and will probably never be nearer than 3,000 miles apart but I hope she thinks of me as a friend as well. She is an American with a loving husband and two young girls and they are currently living in Australia. She posts some hilarious things on her Facebook site and also some little gems she has picked up as she goes along. Like this one:-
Evolution of a Word: nimrod. Nimrod was a biblical reference to the king of Shinar. According to the book of Genesis, he was a man of power and a mighty hunter. The word was used to favorably describe one's ability to hunt. In the 1930s, Bugs Bunny began ironically referring to the inept hunter Elmer Fudd as a nimrod. The influence and popularity of this cartoon has led to the change of the definition of the word nimrod. Most Americans no longer associate nimrod with "a mighty hunter". To most of us, it means "an inept person".
And she shows the landscape and fauna of Australia on her Facebook Timeline. Like this photo of Thorny Devil by UluruPhotography
And her friends and family sometimes post things to her timeline as well. Like this one…
And the following is just one demonstration of why I’m pleased to be her friend – I think she’s a wonderful mother.
I hope her two girls appreciate how lucky they are – I know they will when they are grown up.