|The Process of Making Contact.|
If you're confused as to what "IRL" stands for, allow me to use it in sentence to give you some context.
"I can't wait to meet you IRL!"
If you're still stumped (and I don't blame you), it's text/tweet-speak for "in real life." That very sentence was directed at me while tweeting with Charissa from Zest Bakery in California. When I first read it, it took a few seconds before it clicked. While I suppose it's no more strange than "LOL" or "TTYL," I guess it was the fact that I had never come across it before that threw me at first. But when I really think about it, beyond my lack of fluency in acronyms, I guess it might also have thrown me because I'm such a lone wolf by nature. Someone actually wants to meet me?