A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away I lived in Seattle. I worked as an office gopher for a couple of companies before landing an enhanced gopher position at an Internet Security Technology Company (who shall remain nameless) in Pioneer Square in Seattle. I couldn’t have imagined a better job. I mean, I LOVED TO GO TO WORK! I could wear jeans and fluevogs and my leopard coat and skirts and funky shoes and it WAS ALL GOOD because we know, smart people are like, quirky like that. And all they cared about was your smarts. Great company. Fabulous company. Amazing benefits. Great work. Great people. Interesting people. Quirky people. Smart People. AND smack in the middle of Pioneer Square. Color me dreaming….
Of course it didn’t hurt that I was walking everywhere, wearing an almost size 6, and feeling pretty darn sassy.
So! About this time I started dabbling in web design and *stuff*. I joined a group called Webgrrls – a mailing list and then quickly joined a related mailing list that shall remain nameless because we are top secret like that….
Webgrrls went somewhere and I didn’t go along for the ride. I moved to Yakima a few years later, months later? But I was always on this Super Secret Mailing List. And they would talk about things and I would mention to my friends, “My list said” and they were always “WHAT LIST?”. And really – there was no way to explain it. Just a collective group of people, mostly Seattle who talk, listen and care. It is the finest example of community I have ever experienced.
The List has helped each other out of bad situations by quickly rallying funds and support, they are all talk – fabulous, thoughtful, funny, quirky, creative, warm, occasionally sharp and combative, talk….
Yesterday I received two lovely skeins of yarn from Blue Moon Fiber Arts. Do check them out, because the yarn? It’s like TOTALLY YUMMY. To know that such a surprise would make me feel warm and fuzzy all the way down to my toes – well, that’s pretty damn cool.
And who sent it? I can’t call her out publicly, I mean, she’s on THE LIST for pete’s sake and that would open a HUGE can of worms. But I can say thank you. Thank you very much 🙂