Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Yo.

Hey Howdy Hey. Just a note... no real words of wisdom or gems of humor. Just hi.

It's been busy lately, and I haven't been online much. Not a bad thing, but I often wonder at the whole blogging addiction I so OBVIOUSLY have... Am I truly looking for real friends? Cuz as much as I love talking to everyone here, there is no committment. No accountability, to a point, as to what I can say and who I can talk to. I can make a "friend" by just making a comment here and there and never really talking to someone more than a few moments each month. Is that REALLY a friend? Is reading letters back and forth and making small nods and expressions sufficient? Obviously not, but it's better than the alternative, which is living in my little corner of the world without ever making contact with other people. Not that I'd be THAT much of a recluse, but people definitely do live in their homes more, and not in the community as much. I am just as guilty as the next person.

ANYWAY. After that lovely little gripe/moan/whatever, I have to go back to the regularly scheduled day. Which DOES include a shower today. Oh yes. I am living it UP!

Me and my sister in the "before" shot. (a Polaroid that was quickly fading to crackled wasteland)

And after I've messed with it a bit. Still haven't perfected working on skin tones. Each time I try, we end up looking like we have make up on. Still, I'm working on them, and plan on scanning every old photo, especially the Polaroids, that I can. Before more damage befalls them...

9 comments:

Melissa said...

I've wondered the same thing about "friends" online. But, it is a release for me. And I do enjoy reading what other people have to say on their blogs :) Maybe I won't make any real friends, but, you never know!

Jamie said...

I guess we aren't friends in the traditional sense, but in some way I would say we care about each other... right? :)

Tonya said...

Great job on the photo! And I never really thought about the online "friends" thing before...Hmmm.

Beck said...

I've made some actual FRIEND-friends online, but you're right - most of my online relationships are pretty temporary.
I have some old polaroid photos from when I was a kid and the people in them have gradually just vanished...

Phoenix said...

Well I guess the friend thing comes about slowly. But some people, me included, will post things that I wouldn't normally say out loud. Mostly, because they are too personal or too real...or my friends get tired of hearing about it. ;-)

So sometimes it doesn't seem to take as much to make friends online.

Kailani said...

I like to think that I've made some real friends through blogging. I was amazed at how many people showed their concern with Hurricane Flossie approaching the islands. It's nice to be thought of. :-)

kailani
An Island Life

Tracey said...

Oh no no, I didn't mean that I don't consider my online friends to be friends. And I would certainly LOVE to meet everyone, especially a few that I've been "talking" to for a long time, now. But the chances are? We won't ever meet. I will never see those cute little Avery cheeks in person, or hug someone that has been hurting... It's only words. Not that the words aren't meaningful! Cuz they are. But, they're not tangible... you can't laugh for a good long time with emails.

Anyway. Sigh, I hope I didn't make anyone angry. Not that I'd KNOW, cuz you don't have to ever even respond to me, you see???

blah. just blah me, today.

Type (little) a said...

Sniff.

Does this mean you won't share a room with me at BlogHer next year?

Just kidding. I know what you mean. i have met some strangerfriends, and talk to some on the phone, but it's not the same. Sometimes I pull back too, cuz it's just too many people's lives to be involved in.

Thanks for your comment. You are totally right, and I'm totally going to use that line.

painted maypole said...

i wonder about the friend thing, too, but I do really enjoy this back forth I have with my bloggy buddies.

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