In my very early days of the internet I came across Craig and John who were a gay couple of non racist skinheads and they lived in Caboolture Queensland. They came to mind because of the Queensland floods and Caboolture was mentioned. Using ICQ I suppose or MIRC I chewed the cud with Craig for a good while. We even tried voice communication over the net, which then was not so great. I only communicated with Craig and our discussions were many and varied but of course of lot of it was about sex but also politics. While I never saw Craig in a particularly sexual manner, even though he was very free in sending explicit photos, his partner John sounded interesting to me. Down the track I learnt that John had some lust for me. They visited Melbourne and I met them for coffee at the now closed Cafe 151.
As I am wont to do, I made an only slightly sarky comment on chat one night to Craig. He did not take in the humorous manner meant, but told me to eff off eff face. So I did. I now realise he was probably affected by drugs. A few days later an email arrived querying why I hadn't been online of late. Of course I had but I wasn't appearing to him. I ignored the email and while I felt sad, it was right. So ended lesson #1 about chatting on the internet.
But I am an emotional soul. I miss a few bloggers from the past such as Robyn and Jo from Bitches Closet and Mikey the cyclist who both come to mind but I just perused my 'Resting, Dead or Infrequently Upadated' blog roll list and there are many I liked. They stopped blogging and so the connection and the bonhomie ends.