1. online predators, spam and forward emails be damned - the often cursed web brought us closer to a little lady in canada and she shall thus be called "pony".
2. initial email conversations with rich that went a little something like this: "but wait...how do you know her? she just emailed you? but you KNOW her, right? you never met her? but how did she find us? she just did? but how? i met 54 people this week in person and none of them was as cool as pony....so how did you meet her? you never even MET her? i mean, it's taken me 20 years of friendship to REALLY get to know someone and i really like her and you're telling me we met her on the inter-web? hmmm. do they even have the "world wide web" in canada? okay, tell me again who introduced you to her...."