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#15 – Claire

#15 – Claire

Claire is another one of my Twitter friends, so it’s hard to trace exactly how we got to know each other.  It was a  quickly formed friendship, one that translated into me leaving our first “in real life” visit with multiple bottles of wine.  She takes good care of me. We’ve bonded over similarities.  A … Continue reading

#10 – Aron

#10 – Aron

After over two years of not seeing each other, we finally meet for coffee. He uses the word “cunt” in one of his first stories, and then apologises for his language. I laugh.  Has it been that long?  Has he forgotten who I am?  Cunt doesn’t bother me… neither does any of the other expletives … Continue reading

#9 – Melanie

#9 – Melanie

So I had a date with my friend Andrew to see a play at the University of Ottawa. This girl saw us in the lobby and essentially tagged along for the rest of the night. I didn’t mind. It’s theatre. It’s a social occasion. It’s not like we’re going to be talking during the performance. … Continue reading

#8 – Shane

#8 – Shane

I have a strange way of making friends.  I mean, I meet people pretty much the same way everyone else does, but I go about choosing my “keeper” friends oddly.  #8 and #9 are such people. Do I remember exactly when I met Shane?  Nope.  I know he did community theatre with my Mom and … Continue reading

#7 – Amanda

I was desperate last year. Fringe time was upon me. I had three major events that I needed to attend and I didn’t have a thing to wear. What does a desperate clothes-less woman do in those circumstances (other than the obvious “go shopping”)? Turn to Twitter, that’s what! I put out a simple call, … Continue reading

#6 – Les Sicottes

#6 – Les Sicottes

They were my tormentors, my best friends, my classmates, and will forever be my family. Mélanie and Mélissa (twins… can’t ya tell?) are my age, and Marc is one year younger.  My mother babysat all three of them at our home after school for too many years to count.  We were as close as cousins … Continue reading

#5 – Dalelle

#5 – Dalelle

Dalelle and I met the summer of ’98 at a University of Ottawa residence orientation weekend.  A year younger than me, she traveled alone from Sudbury to meet new people and get acquainted with the campus and city she’d call her home.  I journeyed 45 minutes from home, by car, with my Mom, for the … Continue reading

#4 – Kris

#4 – Kris

I miss Kris. He’s moved to Edmonton with his beau to start a new life and stretch his actor wings out West.   His partner recently proposed.  Kris accepted.  I couldn’t be happier for them. Kris makes me feel good.  He’s a beautiful man, inside and out.  His speaking voice make me melt.  He’s as much … Continue reading

#3 – Michelle

#3 – Michelle

Smart and sassy, Michelle is one of my longest friends.  We met doing community theatre and I was amazed with her positive spirit, grace, and beautiful voice. She moved away for university and then spent what felt like forever building a career for herself, eventually starting her own ESL school in Japan.  Needless to say … Continue reading