Is anyone else glad that Black Friday and Cyber Monday are over? I sometimes feel like they overwhelm me to the point that I feel like I have to buy everything because "It's on SALE and it's my last chance!" While Black Friday may have damaged my wallet a bit, I stayed strong against the pull of Cyber Monday. From what I saw on Twitter though, many of you snatched up some great deals. You go Glen Coco.
Today I want to share a little story about 13-year old Sami.
She was about to start her freshman year of high school and was headed up to Six Flags in Denver with her best friend Ellie for some Summer fun. While standing in line for the oh-so-scary water slide, they met some boys who happened to be visiting from Dallas, Texas on a Boy Scout trip. Insert squeals and excitement! It was decided that these boys would accompany Sami and Ellie around the rest of the park and go on rides with them. This is obviously a 13-year old's dream!
Soon it was dark and time for the boys to part ways with Sami and Ellie. Since this was back in 2003, teens didn't have cellphones yet and long-distance certainly wasn't free on land lines so what were Sami and Kyle to do? Well, exchange AIM screen names of course! They would continue their "relationship" as kyletx10 and samistar89.
Since it was Summer, they are able to chat all day long for hours on end and soon they were infatuated with one another. They were even able to hook up microphones so that it could be voice chat. No video though, this was 2003 after all. Soon they took it to the next step and added each other to the oh-so-coveted spot of the away message. Kyle love's Sami and Sami love's Kyle, so that all of their friends knew the status of their young love.
When August rolled around, they both went off to high school and their time was spent at football games and dances. They didn't have time to spend chatting on AIM like they used to and before she knew it Sami realized it was over when she signed on and noticed that Kyle's away message had changed. Instead of Kyle love's Sami, it was Kyle love's Sarah. Her little freshman heart was broken! Thank goodness MySpace was right around the corner and a whole new world was upon her.
Ohh the good old days of AIM. Do you have any funny stories?