I've had this friend for years. And years.
She's one of my oldest internet friends, and I've been online for over 10 years. We've never met.
I remember the first one-on-one conversation we had. I said, in a public forum, "Hey Sue! I like you!" She replied, "Hey Stacy, I like you too!"
We've talked on the phone numerous times.
We've instant messaged more times than I can count.
I know her kids, and she knows mine, though we've never laid eyes on each other's.
I know her dog, Truman, and how often he poops, and where.
She knows my cat, Ashlie, and watched her grow from fist-sized bundle of fur to the fat, lazy slobcat she is now.
She painted her dining room red, I painted my family room red.
She and I are word nerds together. If I have a grammar question, I ask Sue. (Punctuation questions go to Elaine. lol)
She's Sicilian. She's fiery. She's snarky. She's loyal. She's funny. She's smart. She's my friend.
And I get to meet her IN SEVEN DAYS!!! :D