First, I want to thank Just a grail for giving me the "Nice Matters Award". I don't really think she reads my blog, but hey, I'll take it! She sent it my way "because I know nice matters and I live it!"... Imagine that!
Second, I want to thank you dear regular readers, lurkers and passers by for all your visits. With your help I've managed to rack up over 25,110 visitors! Thank you so much!
Third, here's my actual post for today:
During the day, if working from home, I will log on to MSN and, at times, chat with people here and there. I mostly use it with Hubby. We use the computer instead of calling each other; a quick line and it’s done. If I didn’t have the time during the day, I will try, before going to bed to catch up on a few blogs and check my friends’ status update on Kaceboof. It’s almost a routine of mine. A few nights ago I’ve done something I had not done yet. What, you may ask? Stay up until almost 4am, because I was chatting…
I logged on to Kaceboof quickly and was about to log off when I heard a ding. Kaceboof now offers the possibility to chat while logged on. It was a “friend” (more an acquaintance) from Toronto, I. I’ve known him for over sixteen years. We’ve met through karate. He and his friend Z. had to come to Montreal for their black belt tests, which were being held at our dojo (training hall), and since they didn’t speak French I was assigned to be their translator for the weekend.
Nobody knew of these guys, except that they were Polish and didn’t speak French. I didn’t mind because when I saw them I thought they were quite hot. I was about 24 at the time, single and enjoying life! So I spent the whole Saturday with them, translating right and left, explaining, etc. I also had to fight with them. These guys were fit, lean, fighting machines; they impressed everyone with their skills. The both passed their shodan (black belt) and attended the party afterwards, with me in tow. It was a fun evening and, like every events of the kind, said we would keep in touch. And we did. At least Z. and I did.
I would see I., on occasion, at tournaments, in town or out of town like in New York, Vancouver. We always spoke, but nothing more. I was a lot closer with Z. The year before I met Hubby I had considered moving to Toronto, that’s how close we were… but didn’t.
My being on Kaceboof is fairly recent. I did refuse many requests before finally accepting one. The novelty wore off quite rapidly. Imagine my surprise when I. sent me a message asking what I was still doing up at 12:30 (usual bedtime). We exchanged the usual formalities and then chatted about the rough patch he’s been going through following his recent divorce. Through our exchanges it was mention of how long we’ve known each other, and how hot I was back then. I was surprised by that comment. When he wrote that he had the "hots" for me and would fight with Z. about me, I couldn’t believe it. I always thought he was more interested in the karate. He confessed that he would use karate to contact me, because he was too shy. He also realised that I was more interested in Z. so he backed down. It was nice catching up with him like that, and let’s just say that I’m happy I didn’t have a web cam. He would have seen how red I was. But I must say, it felt good to read. It was quite the ego boost, I must say...
It reminded me of Simplypink’s recent post about seeing an old flame and hiding being a rack… I’ve done that as well, but there is something about encountering an ex, or secret love, that brings back a flood of emotions, memories and even butterflies. It’s a good feeling and going to bed at 4 am was worth it to learn what I did that night, even if I felt like crap the next day…Hee.