I consider Alice one of my best friends. I first met her in Savannah nearly 16 years ago when both of us were students in SCAD‘s Rising Star program. Both of us started at college there and both of us ended up taking slightly different paths. When we first met, we kept in touch that following school year not by phone, but through letter writing. The result was a collection of letters that still give a snapshot of how much fun it was trying to figure out where to go to school and what else was going on. Now, we just catch each other on Facebook while she’s getting her second masters at Florida State… Ah, the joy of Web 2.0.
When she first moved to Jacksonville after living up in Columbia, SC, I’d head on down and hang out for the weekend as a way to escape the rat race that was “try surviving in Savannah.” Considering that I now live in Birmingham and that drive isn’t as simple to get to Tallahassee (much less Jacksonville) it’s a lot to even think about driving (forget the cost of the trip in gas money); not to mention the fact it had become harder to catch up by phone. Enter Facebook.