Old pals are the best.
I’ve known Gina about ten years, and just saying that makes me feel ridiculously old.
We met through a mutual early uptake of the internet back when you had to dial up on a 28k modem. Whilst normal kids were out riding bikes and drinking in the street, we were coding websites and spending Friday nights on IRC.
Sure, that may not have seemed like a great idea at the time, but now we get paid to do cool internet shit for a living. Hooyeah.
The sad part is that despite living just across the Central Belt from each other, the last time we actually spent any time together was over a year ago. I’ve seen people in America more often than that! This is something that will have to be rectified.