Thursday, February 24, 2005
The one commercial I love these days is the beer commercial where the guy is teasing the monkey....... No, it's a real monkey, get yer minds outta the gutter. If I can find it somewhere on the net, I'll link it. But it makes me laugh every time.....
Can you tell I'm bored tonight?
Wednesday, February 23, 2005
If you are a member (Deblin, Scotty, Cindy, me and now Luc), you can create a post of your very own simply by clicking on the "I Power Blogger" button on the right. That will take you to where you need to be to create a post of your very own.
Seriously, feel free to click on anything in here and explore all you want. There's not much to see and you can't break it, so what the hell, right?
If you are an old friend and you would like to be a member, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll get you membersized (after you pay the $100 registration fee, of course) Just kidding!!
If things did go sour, then thats life, I still don't think you would be hurting anyone by at least trying.
Tuesday, February 22, 2005
Here's my dilemma. I want to call. But what if things didn't work out and she's not there. What if things didn't work out and she's not there and there's a new girlfriend or wife who answers the phone. What if things didn't work out and he's really nasty and bitter about it. What if What if What if.....
Should I call? I really want to know how she's doing..... I do miss her. She was my first cserve friend. She was the first cserve friend I trusted with my phone number. She was the one who called me when she was in the hospital in labor with her baby. She's the one that I sent all my sons' baby clothes to when she was pregnant and on her own. I would love to know that she's doing okay. I'm just scared of all the 'what ifs'. Should I??????
Monday, February 21, 2005
Saturday, February 19, 2005
Friday, February 18, 2005
Wednesday, February 16, 2005
Okay, let me get this straight. The police came to HER house to check out whether or not she was the subject of abuse from her caretaker. As they try to handcuff her alleged abuser, she hits an officer over the head with her cane and gives him a concussion! Another officer suffers a separated shoulder and hand injury. They arrest both her AND her caretaker/alleged abuser and charge them with battery and resisting arrest.
Sounds to me like she's pretty damn good at taking care of herself...... I can just imagine the cops sitting at the bar. "So Harry, how'd you end up in the hospital yesterday? A deranged junkie? A foiled bank robbery? Wrestling a perp to the ground after a high speed chase?" "ummmmmm no, some old lady hit me over the head with her cane."
I wanna be that tough of a bitch when I'm 79!! You go, girl!
Saturday, February 05, 2005
One day I wandered into a chatroom and I was mesmerized. This was a whole new world. Do you remember when you got your first "What are you wearing?" line. hehehe..... It didn't take me long to figure out that this wasn't going to be a conversation about fashion. I admit being shocked and it felt creepy. I quickly hit the exit key and vamoose..... ewwwwww. Are these guys sick or something? But I went back and learned that there was an 'ignore' key. That helped. I studied the conversations. Didn't take me long to learn the acronymese - LOL BRB LMAO OMG and all that stuff. It was a long time before I decided to dive in and try it. And I became addicted almost immediately. Why? What was it that drew us in? In my case, we had recently moved to Florida from the northeast and I admit that I was lonely for my old friends. I was stuck at home with two kids under the age of 7 and I didn't have a life of my own. Looking back on it now, it probably wasn't the most healthy choice because it allowed me to avoid real life in so many ways.
Things were so innocent in the early days though, weren't they? Sure, there were some real idiots out there, but overall the atmosphere was one of a party, day after day. When I went over to cserve it was even better because it became an 'international' party! That's what sold me on cserve over prodigy. Prodigy was just in the US, but cserve was all over the world. That was awesome.
I can honestly say that I did make some great friends - real friends. And it was so comforting to me that when we moved from Florida to Texas, my friends were still there. Geography had no bearing on the conversations or intrigues or any of it. Email was simple - spam didn't exist yet. I felt like I was part of a secret society because none of the people I knew in the 'real world' had email addresses nor did they understand why there would even be a need for one! When I left cserve because it was way too expensive (we paid by the hour then), there was a steep learning curve to navigatign the 'real' internet. We moved to the IRCs, which at first was very intimidating. That was when some of the 'badness' began to creep in. We tried to keep the group together, but by the late 90s it had already started to unravel. There were times that it got downright ugly. That was when I drifted away and so did most others.
Today, when I do venture into a dicussion group, forum, blog, message board or any of the hundreds of communication vistas on the net, it just seems that there is so much ugliness out there. I guess that I'm visiting the wrong places, but have only rarely found a place where I would even consider joining a discussion. Come to think of it, maybe twice in the last five years and it only lasted one or two posts. Maybe I'm just getting old. There is a serious lack of graciousness and civility on the net these days. I have much more to say, but I'll continue later....