2.07.2008

More Reasons to Be Anti?

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.



(lying.)





I LOVE IT ALREADY!!


*scroll down for Project Runway!*

17 comments:

Honey-Libra said...

Dang let me find out I need to step my game and up and audio blog lol...or just blog LOL I've been rather MIA lately that will change soon lol

Sha Boogie said...

Ohh..a private blog, you say? Someone is holding out on the juicy posts!!

Rashan Jamal said...

Yeah, I'm a need you to audioblog... but I'm too proud to beg. LOL

Ms. Pushawoman...I saw that invitation and was like what is this? I dont know why anybody would like to know what I'm doing at all times, then i remembered that you are a stalker. LOL

Somehow I don't see you as a cat lady. Cat ladies don't really have fabulosity like you.

The Ink said...

Its official. Im glad you went to Pittsburgh, and Ill now be glad when you leave. you GET the place, thats good enough. Now just wait for God to move you.

Please dont start with the old spinster talk...you aint even CLOSE to 30.

What am i supposed to do with this twitter thing? I signed up on my Inkognegro email...but what do i DO with it?

jameil1922 said...

honey... yeah i'ma need you to blog more than once a month!!

sha... lololol

rj... i won't do it w/o begging!! I'M NOT A STALKER!! YOUUUUU'RE THE STALKER!! def. not a cat lady.

ink... it was a joke. relax. i'm trying to be patient. you know y'all make it hard. you can do life updates. there's really not much point to it. you see how i use it.

CJ said...

LOL. You are so cool. I always feel sorry for the world when I hear my voice recorded. How do you guys put up with it?

But wait, a private blog, explain . . .

the joy said...

4 blogs? You holdin out on me man?! Lol.

I'm all about whatever I can do from my blackberry. Flikr, my/face, blogs... I think I'm a voyeur by nature so I love blogs and chats. I like to hear other points of view. I know with you I sometimes think we're so different, but sometimes we are >here<.h

Siobhan said...

I have a twitter account, but barely use it. I'm not sure I can add it to my WP account anyway, they're pretty picky about embedded stuff. I already feel a little over expanded what with every other account that I have signed up for, for some good reason that I can't think of right now. Know what I mean?

Get a cockatoo. You can teach it songs and tricks, plus, it's only a mere $1000...

Desy said...

haha- i wish i could get that absorbed in this ever fulfilling relationship known as "me and my lover-the computer"...haha

and i also don't think i'll ever get to a place that people will be that interested in my daily moment to moment... and they do.. i'd probably hide- THE PRESSURE!!

jameil1922 said...

cj... lol thx! some things are just meant to be private!!

joy... lol. i can't tell all my secrets! i don't like blackberry's more expensive plan. SO annoying.

shuv... all the accounts drive me bananas!! lmao @ mere $1k. SIGN ME UP!!

desy... computer love. zapp knew what he was talkin about girl! PRESSURE PRESSURE!! TELL US EVERYTHING!!!

Sparkling Red said...

I'm so with you on the delight of having moments when no one is depending on you for anything. Sweet me-time. I need more of it.

Rashan Jamal said...

I should probably scroll down to the PR post, but I'm here now. I watched the last 30 minutes of it tonight cuz I couldn't find the remote (Imagine that was strike through instead of bold) to see what all the hype is about. All I gotta say is I thought Christian was a girl at first and when I heard him talk I was like no!!! Definitely not a testosterone filled show. I'll just keep making my regular "I have nothing to add" comment.

Los Angelista said...

Four blogs and a Twitter and a myspace?

But do you have a Facebook too? LOL!

Karamale said...

i don't have all that, because even though i finally have internet at home again, i barely have time to breathe outside of work these days - the bastids. i definitely feel you on the "alone" thing - i'm culturally isolated (NO black people around, who think like me, at least), on a different continent, living in a different language, with tenuous "friend-like" relationships with other americans who i'd NEVER be friends with back in the states. sometimes, it just sucks.

that's why i read you. :-)

jameil1922 said...

red... let's both take a moment to savor in the delight of me time!!

rj... i thought you already read the PR post. well i'm glad you watched some of it! lol. good fun! i didn't expect you to necessarily like it-- especially since this ep. was so horrid. there was a menswear perhaps the 4th ep. in. you may have liked that one.

l.a... you forgot utterz! lol & nope on facebook! only when i decide to finally go to grad school. i think of it as a thing for college students even tho they've now opened it up to everyone.

jameil1922 said...

oh kara dahling! i simply ADORE YOU!!! glad to give you a piece of the states!!

yet another black guy said...

how can you write 4 blogs and read all the other ones you visit?! how much down time do ya'll get at work?!!!