Tuesday, July 6, 2010
RTT - texting mania , making connections and zombies
Latest text exchange with my daughter-in-law, Val.
Me: I'm at a family masonic function. Kill me now!
Me: OMFG they've started with the folk music
Me: therebe old toes tappin'
Me: oh christ! they've started taking requests.
Val: Where is all this crazy?
Me: in annapolis. now there are tears.
Me: it's at times like these that i need a data plan. this has blog fodder all over it.
Me: they've started giving speeches. They are introducing everyone and their neighbor. It's painful.
Me: MY EYES! The horror. someone get that cat off that lady's head.
Thus ended the entertainment portion of the program.
I need one of these garden zombies. Unfortunately, not available at this time.
JR and I were talking the other day about how the old ways of meeting people has changed. It use to be that you met your friends or possible future partners at work, church, social functions or at bars. Our lives have become so busy that a lot of people don't have time to join groups that interest them or go to church or they come home from work and are just too tired to go out again. So how do people meet?
They meet online.
This same theory applies to meeting family and friends online. I love having email conversations with blogging friends, chatting online with some of you, and even meeting up if we are in the same place at the same time. I feel like I'm part of your lives as I hope you feel you are part of mine.
Ever wonder if that blog post you published awhile back made a difference or caught someone's attention? It could and it did for me. I am now in email contact with one of JR's cousins. How this happened it what is so awesome about social networking.
His cousin saw a blog post I wrote about JR's great, great.....grandfather. Turns out Mikal found that post and emailed me. He doesn't have any information on their shared family in North Dakota. I'm sending him sending him a copy of all the info that I have. In return he is sending me some coffee from their coffee plantation in Kona, Hawaii. I wish I could afford to deliver the copies in person! Because having family on a Hawaiian island? Awesome! I could easily become the family member that comes over for a short visit and stays forever.
I think that does it for me. Please take a few minutes to visit all the others that join in the Random Tuesday Thoughts over at The Unmom. Keely's awesome! Though I hear she's been ripping pages out of dictionaries.