This isn’t an actual real blog post, this is just a tid bit of awesome that was too long for my Facebook.
I have a couple of internet rules. I break most of them often. My number one rule is not to argue on the internet. It is fairly pointless. My second rule is not to read comments on sites like MSN. They piss me off and generally there is nothing to be gained from it. Until today, when I saw a tiny slice of awesome.
I read this story about a wedding in India were the groom shows up 7 and 1/2 hours late and the bride’s family starts a hard core brawl with him and his family. The bride also marries another groom a little later.
The comments are mostly B.S. People acted like this isn’t something that would happen in the dirty south on any given day, which, I’m sorry it would. I was rewarded for my bad behavior by this little gem:
This is awesome piece of snark
I don’t know who this person is, but they just became my hero.
(I think I just realized why my grandmother was shocked when she found out I wasn’t a lesbian.)
I have always known that I love technology. I have two computers; a gaming desktop that I built myself and a laptop. I am very seldom found without my cellphone, and while it might not be the latest greatest smartphone, it does have a qwerty keyboard. I know what a qwerty keyboard is. I have expensive gaming keyboard and mouse, actually, I have two expensive gaming mice. I run my own website and I am learning web design. I contribute to the best humor site on the web urlybits. I try to keep up with internet culture. I have a twitter account though I am not really into it. I have played three mmorpgs (only one hardcore) and I am looking forward to the new Star Wars game. (I have an ipod but I hate the damned thing. That is a post all in itself.)
With all of this, I would think I would realize that I am a techno junkie. I knew that I relied on my electronics a lot. I went something like ten days without power one winter. I survived. I had books. I have always told myself that if all of my other forms of electronic entertainment failed, I could always read. Of course now, I desperately want an e-reader but BUT I could always fall back on my old fashion paper books. I thought that I was fairly well balanced for a techno junkie. I only use my computer and phone because they are convenient but if I didn’t have them I would be okay. Damn I was in denial.
The first clue that not having a computer is a major bad thing is that I use it for my writing. Yes, I know I could write with pen and paper but, honestly, that is a terrible idea. I type far faster than I write and my handwriting is terrible. In college I had people offer me money for my class notes until they saw just how bad my handwriting and short hand is (during Civil War lectures, I referred to the Confederacy by atleast four different names) and I had to tell them no.
Today, though, I got an even clearer indicator that I am a techno junkie. Hotmail is down and I cannot handle it. I load up MSN and it tells me I have twelve e-mails but when I click the link that is supposed to take me to my inbox, I get an error message. Twelve unread e-mails waiting for me and I cannot get to them. The link is like some sick sadistic torture begging to be clicked but won’t flipping work.
Logically I know that is all probably e-mails from travel website and the hippie sites that I am on for some strange reason. I know when I finally do get access there will be nothing of any importance. Logically my brain knows this but my heart tells me there is something important in there and I can’t get to it. It is just not fair.
So I here I go:
Hi, my name is Selina and I am a techno junkie.