Dear Linkmate,

Throughout February, I labored long and hard to create the perfect blocking group, choosing my friends wisely, sabotaging other blocking groups for the good of my own, and being sure to stop that weird kid from sliding into the eighth spot. Despite my meticulous methods on the blocking front, I didn’t really put much thought into linking. I guess it just seemed like the only purpose of linking was to make sure your significant other is close enough that their room isn’t too far away in the middle of the winter, but far enough that you don't need to make daily awkward eye contact with them when the inevitable happens.

I guess what I’m trying to say is...who are you?

We linked with your blocking group because of our friend who had too many other friends to fit into our blocking group, and since you’re his friend, I’m sure you’re just great. And if you suck, it doesn’t really matter. If we haven’t spoken up until now, why would we start?

Admittedly, I feel a little bad that I’ve never really met you, that our interactions have been limited to vague recognitions in Annenberg. I couldn't even come up with your last name to Facebook-stalk you, and yet I’ve entered into the divine contract of linking with you. But we’ll be in different houses with different dhalls, so will I ever see you? Probably not. Will I ever even see the people in my own blocking group? TBD.

Anyway, nice to meet you.

Let’s grab a meal sometime,
Your linkmate