"so, australia to canada huh? are you trying to hit all the former british colonies before you die? having lived in the u.s., i know what living under the thumb of the british is all about. always making me worship king george, and buy their stupid tea at jacked up prices. it's ludicrous."
January 31st, 2005. A small email popped up in my Linkup inbox. My profile told all and sundry that I was from Australia but visiting Canada at the time and that I liked movies with interesting endings. The stars and planets aligned and Wienerhead McGee saw my profile and picture. Not being all that interested because I was in a different country (he generally stayed with the local girls) he kept it casual and brief.
Although I wasn't interested in his profile, I couldn't help but reply with an equally trite email. He had made me smile... and he seemed to be 2000 times more intelligent than the other guys with whom I had had the pleasure of corresponding (we will ignore the fact that his handle was Wienderhead McGee).
"I enjoy living under the thumb of the british. Although I haven't yet experienced it, i'd say it's better than living under the oppression of the self glorified rule of the american government!
Tea is overrated anyway......
I'll have to watch those other movies you just suggested..... I'm always up for a good guessing movie.....
King George is hot."
While so many more important things were taking place in the world, this small collision in cyberspace, although seemingly small and insignificant, became one of the most pivotal moments in my life.