Name: Chanelle Lyttle
Tell me about your family: My family consists of my parents, my three siblings, and myself. I have a younger sister, and an older brother and sister.
Tell me what you like to do for fun: I like to read, walk, game nights with friends and, of course, binge watch Netflix.
What are your goals? A few of my goals are to travel, read more, get in shape and be more organized.
What are your dreams? Go back to school, eventually buy my own place and hopefully one day have my own little family. (not sure if that family will involve children or just pets. maybe both!)
Reba McEntire Favorites Quiz:
Song: Close to Crazy (Also, How Blue duet with Terri Clark)
Album: So Good Together
Movie: The Little Rascals
TV Show: Reba
Decade: 90s and early 2000s
Get to Know Me: Past
How Old Were You? 16 I think
Occupation: Autism relief worker
Where did you live? Saskatchewan
Favorite social media: twitter
Get to Know Me: Present
How Old Are You? 21
Occupation: retail worker at a children’s store
Where Do You Live: Medicine Hat, AB. (for a few more months)
Favorite social media: Tumblr
Where and When Did You Meet? I properly met them and started talking to both Morgan and Alison through twitter. Morgan and I started talking in the summer of 2012 and Alison and I a couple months later in the fall of 2012.
How Long Have You Known Them? approx. four and a half years!
How Close Do You Consider Yourselves: Acquaintance, Friend, Close Friend, Best Friend, Family? I don’t talk to either of them as much as I used to but I will always consider these two a couple of my best friends.
Is it like a normal friendship? It is and it isn’t. We talk about the same kinds of things I talk about with friends I see in person but we can’t actually hang out in person.
Do you consider it to be normal? I do consider internet friendships to be normal. Right now in life I probably have more friends I have made online than in person.
Could you imagine life without internet friends? no. My internet friends have been a big part of my life.
What would it be like if you’d never met? My life would be a lot more boring and lonely. I can always count on online friends to keep me company while not actually being face to face.
Do you know others this way? I do!
If yes, how many others and did you meet them the same way? I met a bunch of people through Tumblr talking about women’s soccer during the Olympics and now I am in a group chat with them. There are approximately 20 of us in it.
Have you met them in real life? For internet friends I have only met Jaz, Jac and Morgan in person.
Do you want, wish, or hope to meet in real life? It would be lovely to meet all of my internet friends in person at least once.
The easiest and best things about long distance/social media built friendships: It’s easy to text instead of planning when/where to meet up. The distance sucks but it can be good if you have an argument you have space to calm down. They are easy to vent to because a lot of the time they don’t know the people and can give an unbiased opinion.
The hardest and worst things about long distance/social media built friendships: Timezones suck. And the fact that you can’t just go hang out with them whenever you want.
Outsider Questions (Alison’s Parents)
How do you keep it real? How do you go beyond and beneath the fake, superficial social media aspect of it? We are very open and honest with each other. We talk about everything. It can have conversations about food, family, our fears, our hopes or just about our days. Nothing is really off limits.
What differences are there?
Legal Drinking Age: 19 (SK)
permit age: 15
license age: 16
Voting Age: 18
Currency- Canadian Dollars
When and what holidays are observed, and celebrated? What traditions does your family have for each? I think it’s pretty much the same holidays except Thanksgiving is on different days and we obviously have Canada Day instead of 4th of July.
What’s the weather like throughout the year? Here summers are hot with an average of about +20 though it can often be +30-40. Last winter the average was about -15 this winter we have already had a couple -25 to -30 days. (that is in celcius)
Is there any words or phrases that you know are different? We say eh sometimes. that’s the only one I can think of. oh and toques and double double.
What’s the deal with Canadian Bacon? I only ever hear about Canadian Bacon when an american is asking. I also thought it was just ham.
Favorite memories? The all nighters we used to pull just to stay up and chat.
Is there anything significant that you say or do for each other? the blue heart emoji has a special meaning between us.
Who’s the tallest? I am the tallest.
Who’s the shortest? Son
Who’s the oldest? That would be me!
Who’s the youngest? Morgan
Do you have nicknames for them? I call Alison either Ali or Son. Don’t really have a nickname for Morgan but sometimes call her M or kiddo.
Do you have a nickname? Chan