Or 14? Well, anyway, July 5th is the day Steve and I met … in Terminal C at O’Hare. After a late night IRC discussion. That resulted in him getting on a plane at short notice and me driving down from Wisconsin to pick him up.
KIDS: DON’T try this at home. It’s very dangerous to invite some guy you’ve met on the Internet to your apartment. It can end badly.
This was not one of those times. Which means I have zero authority to tell you not to do this. (Why, yes, one of my complaints is that Steve took away my moral high ground…)
It’s been an amazing 15 years. And I’m so very happy that I did The Wrong Thing and took a risk.
“It worked for us. But I don’t recommend it.” — our motto