Hey party people, Yahoo! Mail is sponsoring this post about staying connected. So thanks to them and the Clever Girls Collective who got Bossy the gig and endorse Blog With Integrity, which means Bossy has to tell her council up front about stuff like being paid to write. Carry on! You’ll learn why Bossy has a blog.
It was the year 2000 and Bossy had just moved back to her Pennsylvania hometown from the farm in Virginia. One of the reasons Bossy and her family abandoned their rural life was in order to continue with something resembling a social life. No disrespect to the Wolf Spiders.
And it was with this new objective in mind that Bossy became close to her:
Her name is Wendy and at the time she lived only a few blocks from Bossy in Bossy’s small town. And Bossy and Wendy became fast friends hold the fast. Mostly they just hung around:
Bossy and her friend Wendy went to outdoor auctions and they went to plant nurseries and they went to lunch. But mostly they stayed in and watched brainy television, like the Westminster Dog Show and all of the many World War Two documentaries starring Drew Barrymore.
But what Bossy and her friend Wendy truly excelled at was giggling. In fact, the two friends were known to laugh to such an insane degree that they once drove Bossy’s young daughter from her position on the porch:
And then one day Bossy’s friend Wendy announced she was moving. Eight states and 2,400 miles away.
Bossy was heartbroken, but within a few days of their physical separation, the two friends resumed their relationship through email. In fact, Bossy often thought that emailing her friend Wendy was the job she wished she had.
Through emails to her friend Wendy, Bossy predicted fashion trends, gave decorating advice, and sent photos of the Bossy family with captions.
Things continued like this for a couple of years until everything changed. You see, Bossy’s friend Wendy went through a divorce which was difficult. For Bossy. It was difficult because the friend that Bossy once had who was always there in emails began to do other non-Bossy things with her time.
So one day Bossy thought maybe she’d start a blog instead. The end!
And so we have Bossy’s friend Wendy to thank for what you are reading. Or more specifically, Wendy and the folks at Yahoo! Mail, who were on the front line of the industry standard. Without email, Bossy probably wouldn’t have become a blogger. Instead Bossy would be something boring, like a pretty Veterinarian living in a sunny two-bedroom flat in progressive Copenhagen.
Wait, what was Bossy saying again? Oh, yeah. Thank you Yahoo! Mail!