Sunday, September 28, 2008

Biscuits in the Garden of Good and Evil

To all the people out there who say internet friends aren't the same as "real" friends, I say to you: You're missing out. And you're wrong.

The internet has simply expanded the pool of potential friends from people in your immediate area to people any place in the world with an internet connection.

I spent this past weekend in Savannah, Georgia with 3 women I've been talking to for nearly three years, yet had never met in person.

You see, we're Fish Biscuits. If you watch Lost you'll get it. If not, just go with it.

We met on a message board created for the purpose of talking about the show Lost. Occasionally we do talk about the show, but mostly we talk about everything else. We've been through births and deaths, sickness and health, richer and poorer and better and worse. We've discussed in-laws and outlaws, inmates and playmates. Nothing is off limits. And yet I'd never seen them face to face.

So, this weekend was great. They are just exactly as they are on the message board. Even if I'd never seen pictures I'd have known who each of them was just by talking to them for 5 minutes.

Anyway, below are some pictures and video of our weekend debauchery in Savannah. This will probably be boring for non-Biscuits, so feel free to go read Confessions of a Pioneer Woman or something else more interesting than this right now. The rest of this post is dedicated to my Biscuit Family.

From left: Lady Emm, Onyx, UglyJohn, Jinzleftbuttcheek, Goo Bear

The result of stimulating Biscuit conversation

The ceiling of the great Moroccan place we ate at. It's called Casbah. The food was great, the belly dancing was great. I highly recommend it.

Our belly dancer

Yup. She was that good.

I'm kind of upset right now--I had videos of three Biscuits dancing with the belly dancer, but they're gone! Here are some stills, though.


Goo Bear

And UglyJohn
getting their belly dance on

And finally, for our Biscuit brothers and sisters who couldn't make it to Savannah, a random video so you can see and hear us in live action:


  1. Glad you had a fun weekend with friends.

  2. I've met a lot of online friends through author bulletin boards. I don't see anything wrong with it. I know a lot of people who met spouses online. As long as you're careful, it's just as safe as randomly meeting people in the grocery store. Probably safer because online people don't know where you live or shop.

    It sounds like a great weekend! Was it with or without the kiddies? Savannah is a beautiful town. I had a great time visiting there. It's so pretty.

  3. The infamous Mr. D was an angel and we had girl time! We shopped and ate and everyone enjoyed the unbar. We had chocolate.

    I LOVE fried green tomatoes!

  4. Great stuff, I really am sorry I couldn't come play.

    That random video is funny, but tell me, was the blinker on that whole time?

  5. Wow, Brandi. I learn new things about you everyday! I didn't know you were a LOST fan! Me, too. Although I don't think I've ever joined a message board...I take that back. I have joined one, met the people and loved it! I sometimes feel like our presidency was a message board. We communicated more online then anywhere else.

  6. I wish the sound worked on my computer- I can't remember the conversation in the van that time- but I am sure it was stimulating and probably about more munchies!

    Thanks for making sure that all of my chins got in the picture- you are a love :-)

    I have to testify that I have met the best friend of my entire life online and am proud to call myself a Fish Biscuit!!!

    Thanks Brandi- Love Ya!!


  7. I truly wish I were faithful enough to have been there - it would have been an honor!

    For now, I'm still a lurker. :) Hanging on for dear life. Hubby deployed, kids on the run... send help!! :P



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