Hot Dogs and Pee are Slumped Old Features. Virtual Friendships Are Not.

The Things We Say

An excerpt from a recent MSN Messenger conversation…

The Shellie: So far, this has been about hot dogs and pee.
Jorge: YEAH! Exellent. Quality Conversation.
Cat: Highest Quality.
Jorge: Brought to you by the letter P, and the numbers 1 and 2.
Everyone: Hahahaha!

Renaming Old Features

Recently Cat posted a comment that I should rename my Crazy Definitions to Fig-tionary.

Wicked! So I will do that sometime soon. I will also be creating a Hai-Kuul section, so people can post to either.

Slumps Are Not Just For Chumps

I think that once you start a blog, people expect you to update it all the time. While I do my best, I might not have anything meaningful to write at all (which means that posting conversations about hot dogs and pee is meaningful, understand? Good!).

And no, this isn’t a shot at anyone, I just want to make sure that everyone knows that I will post as often as I can. Now, that being said, sometimes there maybe several posts in a day. So be vigilant, true believers!

Virtual Friendships

I was giving this some thought today. I talk to my wife about some of the people I meet on here, and she gives me quizzical looks sometimes, because I talk as if I’ve been spending time having drinks with them in a bar and laughing it up.

I’ve chatted with another friend I met online about the dangers of blogs (we actually chat over coffee once in a blue moon). We spoke about how you can feel as if you know the other person from reading that person’s blog. This is hazardous because you only know what they want you to know. Some of my friends have gained stalkers who think they understand what they are all about. This is not so, obviously.

Some of the friendships I have started online are not like that, though. If some of these people were to walk into the room, it would be an easy transition to get into a real conversation. Almost like a friend whom you haven’t seen in a long time.

Take Ian or Shellie, for example. I talk to Mrs. J about them like they live just down the street from us. Such is the power of friendship.

It’s not just those two either. I have made even more friends who deserve to be mentioned. Cin always posts meaningful things, as does Drea. Jay is one of the funniest writers I know, and Violent Margie is in a category all her own. I chat with most of these folks on MSN once in a while.

I count myself lucky to have made these new friends. It makes me wonder how the process of forming a friendship is evolving. I don’t really have much more to say about it, as it is just a very recently formed thought. However, I’d still like you to comment on your experiences in this matter.