If you insist…
Number of LJ friends: 16
…whom I’ve met in person: 5
…whom I’ve met in person more than once: 3
…whose house I’ve been to: 2
…who have been to my house: 2
…whose precise geographic location I know offhand: 2
…whose first names I know offhand: 9
…whom I’ve followed/been in touch with for more than 3 years: 2
…who live outside my country: 3
…whose journals I consider myself “addicted” to: 4
…whom I’ve lived with: 1
…who I’d do [under different circumstances than current]: 6 ^_^
…who I’ve done: 0 ;_;
But in my opinion…
…whom I consider a friend: 16
Polls like this are trying to point how how little we know about each other and how the Internet dehumanizes our relationships. That’s bullpoopy. I’ve been an Internet mainstay for over TEN years now and I know what time it is, yo. And I consider these people to be friends of mine. Maybe not as close and diehard and neverending as the two people on my list who I’ve grown up with (Josh and Jen) but they are still friends and I won’t treat them as anything else but.
I work in an office where only one person is within five years of my age. He likes wrestling and we chat sometimes, and I chat wrestling and scifi with two other people… but these aren’t people I hang with after work, generally. I am disconnected from a great deal of social activity, which is why I go on binge parties like the one detailed two journal entries ago. And it’s why I have no complaints about having friends online despite the typically whiny bitches who like to say that such friendships are meaningless.
So everybody on my friends list : Hello. And here’s a hug and a cookie. Onward!