so i just realized it’s been six-ish years since i met my penpal while she was living in Pa and i was right across the border in wv… and we dated for like six months before she moved back to Canada. stayed (and even now) great friends, having the excellent chance to hang out in pittsburgh in 2012 shortly before my year long stay there ended. (i lived with her and her boyfriend of five years for about two weeks). funny because i introduced them lol staying with them for the two weeks helped me not go fully thermal on my ex at the time thankfully about two months after that stint in 2012 i moved out of that situation i was in and here i am. writing this and trying to stay hydrated.