I've always told my children and my students to be careful about meeting people from the Internet. Although I haven't always followed my own advice, I usually brought my husband along so I wouldn't be alone when I met bloggers from distant cities, like Rick and Ricochet.
Today I threw caution to the wind and set out to meet Ms. Cookie, a math teacher and a fellow blogger visiting NY from Texas. Luckily, Ms. Cookie was everything she claimed to be and the only danger presented was that of sore legs from the long walk we took, starting at 87th and Broadway, through Riverside Park, to the brand new Yotel, High Line Park, pizza at Ray's, Madison Square Park and then back up town. Many of these places were new to both of us. (More pictures posted here.)
It was a wonderful day. The kids in Texas are lucky to have such a great, caring teacher and I'm happy to have made a new friend.
In the future, I hope to keep up this reckless behavior and meet more of my Internet friends.