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.

5 Responses

  1. You got me into this, Jorge. You introduced me to all these people, and now I’m hooked! I know what you mean about the quizzical looks. I get them from my hubby, too.

    I also seem to have virtual friendships with a number of old co-workers whom i keep in touch with mainly by email & msn. It’s weird, but good in a way. We get together from time to time, but if not for these media, i wouldn’t have time in my life to keep in touch with all these people, whom i don’t really want to lose from my life. Know what i mean?

    BTW, I LOVE the spell check feature on the new Google toolbar that i got from peabody’s blog. Awesome!

  2. We don’t share every morsel of our lives with friends we see day to day, either…don’t you watch Desperate Housewives? We only ever share what we want to. Ostensibly, the bonds between family are strongest, and yet we often end up sharing the least with them. A relationship is what you make of it, and what lacks in disclosure you make up for in beer. Right? Anyone with me?

  3. Aw! What a nice post. Can you feel the love tonite 🙂

    My blog is more of an everyday journal, and I’m glad I have it (thanks Jorgie). I’m careful with it because some things are better left unsaid. Example a former classmate from college who I’ve talked to maybe 3 times stopped me on the street to tell me she had her uterus scraped.

  4. It was the best scraping I ever had…


    Shellie: I think it’s a lot of fun if it’s done the right way.

    Jay: You are the master. I bow to you. And I agree with your beer disclosure theory.

    Cat: I have created another monster. Seriously, if you find that you’re spending too much time blogging, you might want to think about why. I think it’s key to limit your exposure. I don’t usually add too many more people.

    Now all I have to do is wait for Drea’s post, and my comments will be complete….

  5. Awwww, you got me all misty ya bastard!

    Yeah, I think you are great too. Hopefully the TO training things works out and we can knock some back.

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