Tuesday, April 27, 2010

A funny tale about my meeting with an 'axe murderer'!

There was a funny story to go with my meeting with Catherine in Bendigo (at least we thought it was funny!!!). The 'horsey one' was very concerned when I said I was meeting one of my 'bloggy' friends. How did I know who she was and whether she was in fact who she said she was or was she an 'axe murderer' or a 'dirty old man'!!! I hope this means that the internet education they are receiving is working although I think somehow teenagers forget that facebook is the same thing and knowing someone through association is not actually knowing them, that is a topic all of its own and one I am continually talking about at home!! I assured her and the rest of the family that were somewhat amused by the whole meeting that I 'knew' Catherine was who she said she was and why on earth would someone set up a web of lies around a crafty blog. After we met and within a few minutes it felt like we had known each other for a thousand years I told Catherine she had been suspected of being an 'axe murderer'!!We decided at least this showed concern by the 'horsey one' whereas her family had been more than happy for her to meet a stranger. After leaving Spotlight we were in the car on our way to get coffee and a muffin and I received a text from SH wondering what I was up to,
my reply was 'in the car with the axe murderer'
his response 'stay calm I've called 000'
my reply 'thanks, you have passed the care factor test'
Well there were many many laughs after that exchange and I think Catherine will always be known as the 'axe murderer who wasn't' in this house.

I have just reread this and realised it is so not funny or entertaining for anyone perhaps other than Catherine and myself but this blog is to be a record to look back on and remember days gone by and I just know one day I will reread this and giggle all over again!!!!

10 comments:

Anita said...

Glad you both had a good time. It's nice your family is concerned.You can never be to careful these days, but I'm with you we crafters tend to think we are perhaps safer than otherwise because we are crafters with crafter blogs.

Cardygirl said...

It is funny...my family call blog friends "mum's imaginary friends" & smile knowingly at each other...like I need to be put in a home! I prefer my imaginary friends...but my family have met a few now & know they are real!

Mistea said...

I had a giggle and know of other's whose families have had the same reaction as yours.
So nice you had a fun day and got to do some of your favourite things.

Calidore said...

Hehehe - I'm still giggling over the whole "axe murderer" thing. Got to admit though I would rather be known as an A.M. than a dirty old man...lol. As for my lot - they still don't care who I meet. I think they are working on the theory that anyone who is game enough to meet up with me deserves all they get. So much for family love. Can't wait until we get together again.

Love
The Axe Murderer.

Margaret said...

So funny, the family cares and that is the whole sum of it.

Chookyblue...... said...

LOL.......LOL...........this must be chapter 2 of your murder mystery.........lol..........so nice to know they care about you so much......so when are you coming to stay?????

The Calico Cat said...

Anyone who has ever met up with a bloggy friend can completely understand this post... (On Sunday I met a "LURKER." Poor family could not even check out her blog first. - She had said "hi" to the husband & baby while I was in a quilt show earlier this year...)

Farmyard Crafts said...

I went and had three days with my two children at my friendly axe murderers house too!! We had met previously at a crafty retreat though!! Lots of fun meeting new people!! I think we all understand what it's like to 'know' someone without really knowing them!!

Carol said...

Oh that is so funny, I've gone through all those conversations before. Except I went one further. I actually flew to the other side of the world to meet up with one of my online friends. You can't imagine the talking to I got from my family.

Mischief Maker said...

Well I smiled and at least you know there is a care factor. LOL