At this rate I will be holed up in my house with 36 cats! And I don't even like them enough to have more than one. I need an animal who needs me. But right now dogs are too needy. I woke up the other day overjoyed to not have anything who needed my attention RIGHT NOW!! No man, no children, no animals. Just me.
Honestly, the net connects me to the world in this insanely insular city. People here don't leave (ever) and are reluctant to allow new people in (particularly if they don't look like them). I know I'll need this new-found ability to be alone, but not lonely, at some point in my life. I never liked chatting with strangers though my sister instantly loved that. She was the queen of chatrooms when we first got the internet more than a decade ago. Of course my mom didn't like that but luckily she never got snatched. I added utt.erz a week ago after hearing Siobhan's voice post. I don't have an interesting Scottish accent, but I can hold my own in the voice category! (Great. Now you'll be begging me to audio blog.) You can blog, audio/video blog and post pics from your phone. It's cool but I haven't used it yet.
I also added Tw.itter to my ever-expanding genre of interweb (hahaha) crack. OMG! Rocky uses it! That's hot! Liz & Sandy do, too. And I think I just got Rashan on it. "She's a pusher. A sad, old pusher." I know you know that movie!!! Yesssss!!
I'm not sure why you need this thing, but blame fellow journo Queen to Be. She talked about how another journalist said we need to have a blog (check, check, check, check (I have 4. One on myspace, one private, this one and the record dish.)), mysp.ace (check), digital camera we use to post pics (check), something to take video with and upload video (have it but don't use it), and get a t.witter. All to help us become more adept at adjusting to the ever-changing demands of life as a journalist. It increasingly requires more than a little internet savvy. I'm already one of the fastest googlers at my job and have a reputation for being able to find anything. Of course I love that!! So yes, I understand it; but no, I am not looking forward to having yet another timesuck.
I LOVE IT ALREADY!!
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