Friday, November 21, 2008

They just don't, like, "get" me

Dear Internets,

Yesterday I sent some of my friends an email with some of the funniest (and creepiest) things I've seen on the Internets in the past week or so. One of my friends replied back with this:

yeah...what do you do all day!?

Sigh. Some people just don't get the magic of the blogiverse. I spent all of five minutes finding the links (through awesome blogs in my Google Reader), grabbing a picture of Achilles and me from Flickr for the creepy baby picture generator, and sending the email to my friends.

I do sometimes end up wasting a lot of time online finding things that may only appeal to me, but for the most part, I don't feel like I waste a lot of time online. (Besides, the friend who sent the email used to watch "Sex and the City" all day at work at her boring office job. Then she went back to grad school and got all judgmental, but whatever.)

I guess you could say that I protest-eth too much. I have to admit, her remark stung. I am kind of a quirky (read: introverted, impulsive, daydreamy, distracted) person, and I don't spend enough time thinking about how I come across to other people. I don't really want my friends to think of me as a giant flake, but maybe that's what I am? Sometimes I do sort of feel like a human beagle: when I find something interesting, I "follow my nose" until something more interesting comes along.

Oh well. Beagles are pretty happy dogs, right?

Have a good weekend, Internets.



Kim said...

A lot of people ask me how I find time to blog. I tell them it doesn't take much if you have a lot to say. They still don't get it. I think you either know it or you don't. Clearly we do.

Dan said...

I have never been so unproductive in a job before. I used to get irritated when I saw people at work doing non-work stuff on the computer. Maybe it was because they would later bitch about how they never get anything done or never met sales goals. Now I have become what I despised... and I am wasting time at work right now. At least I had fun skiing today. Man, am I being random, or what! I need a coffee with Bailey's.

Elizabeth said...

They don't get you, and that's why you have bloggie friends who do! Personally, I cracked up at both of those links!

tal said...

...yes, i think its time to think about how you think about those friends! you are perfect and i'm so glad the internet led me to your blog, insight and quirks!
viva multi tasking!!