I think that today was one of the best days of my life, simply for how happy I felt.
After celebrating my GCSE results with a meal, I went to L’s house – being late, which stressed me out like hell, because of traffic. Bloody typical, right? We chatted as usual, calling Sav and laughing, listening to music as we always seem to do when we hang out. It was almost spontaneous: it was only properly agreed that I’d go there on Tuesday or Wednesday, I think, and there was a lot of uncertainty as to how we’d all meet up, but I decided to just not panic.
This morning was… Quite eventful. Without going into TOO much detail, Fibit’s phone was kind of fucked, as the ringer didn’t work on it, so we kept on calling him to find out where he was. In classic Elm fashion, I was scared something had happened to him, but both L and Sav assured me he was fine. L and I eventually got a taxi to the train station, where Sav and Fibit met us.
I mean, we nearly walked straight past them, but once we were all there, I felt the hugest sense of relief. I was so paranoid that it wouldn’t happen at the last minute, but we sorted it all out. After we met, we got on a train and I kind of had the thought that I was ACTUALLY there.
When Sav and Fibit met, Sav played the most hilarious prank on Fibit. I think he’ll write about it more in his post, but it had me laughing for a RATHER long time; as the train moved forward, I felt like I was free as hell. Weird? Yeah, slightly, but who cares. Not as weird as the fact that YET AGAIN, I did my creepy “I’m nervous so I’m going to rub my hands together like a creepy villain.”
The day was, to put it simply, amazing. We walked round two places – going to the shopping centre in each – and just talked, and talked, and talked.
Like last time, I’ll make a list of highlights:
• Laughing so hard that I started sobbing
• We went to a Mexican place and said so many crude things in public that the woman next to us left (well, she HAD finished her meal, but shhh)
• Under an underpass, Sav said something absolutely hilarious which made us laugh uncontrollably, and Fibit and L had no idea what we were on about (until we told them, at which point they didn’t quite see how funny it was)
• Sitting on a bench and talking about pretty much everything
• Walking around a shopping centre aimlessly, which just felt brilliant
• Talking with Sav about life as we went down the street (both Fibit and him know how to guide L and I, and I didn’t crash into anything much)
• Going into Lush, smelling all of the things and literally fangirling over the soaps… Oops
• The less said about what Fibit bought in Lush, the bettter
• Talking to a random salesperson in Lush which made my week
Throughout the day, it kept on hitting me that I was with bloggers, two of which I’d met from the INTERNET. That I was sitting next to them, talking to them and I had several crises (good ones) where I just stood there, contemplating my blog. Why does that always happen? Who knows.
When it was time to go, I felt so bloody emotional that it wasn’t even funny. We sat on another bench for the final time, whilst Fibit and Sav were raving about a show that they both used to watch. After muttering sadly to myself when we were walking to the place near the train station, we had a huge group hug.
In real life, I’m a very… Clingy person, almost. I like hugs, is the basic gist, so the group one was fabulous. I was the shortest person there by far, of course, so they all towered over me, but that was kind of good because I was getting even more emotional. I may have accidentally injured Fibit with the hug I gave him (sorry about that) and saying goodbye to both of them was much harder than I expected, as L and I got on the train back.
The thing is, I live at least an hour away from all three of them. I know that meeting bloggers is a huge thing, and that so many people can’t do that for various reasons, but now that I have it sort of breaks me that I can’t do that often. Saying that makes me feel a little ungrateful, but it’s just that the freedom and happiness I experienced was so great that I want to experience it again, with the same people. I have shit all independence, and so I couldn’t get a train up whenever I pleased, meaning that it would have to be really well organised beforehand.
Is it sad that I miss them all? Probably, though at this point, I don’t care. These emoos are natural, as I’ve had a beautiful day.
I’ve been looking forward to this all summer and it’s finally happened. It wasn’t what I expected, but that’s good; I didn’t have many expectations because I knew they’d all be wrong. Being with them, talking, laughing, and the crude innuendos just made it better.
I want to thank L for, well, basically making this possible. He’s always been a great friend to me and if it weren’t for him, I’d never have met either of the bloggers I now call good friends.
Shit, people from the Internet are amazing.
I Elm 🙂