May 30, 2007
It's no secret, I love my laptop. And I love my laptop because I love the internet. Afterall, it's the lifeblood of my social existance. You know how it goes--MySpace, Friendster, Facebook, Blogspot, a chat room filled with hot babes, and an on-line forum--that's where I spend my days, hanging with my cyber-girlz.
Shout out to my on-line pals: LMAO! Whatz Up, Ladeeze?!?! LOL!
Experts claims that on-line socialization is not a negitive thing, as long as it doesn't become a replacement for real life human interaction. I'm not really sure if I've reached that point or not. But considering the fact that I've never met any of my BFFs in person and they all go by names like "SamsMom99" "QTRunnerGurl" and "JazzyXL, "I can't help but think I fall within the danger zone.
I'm also fluent in cyber-speak, which doesn't do me any favors when I make my bumbled attempts at real life socialization. Just last week I was invited, via email, to a girls night out with a group of moms from church (exciting, I know). I wasn't able to attend, so I responded with the following email:
OMW! Tnks for inviting me to join you. LOL! Every SAHM wants a night out! Unfortunatley, my DH will be OOT...so I've got DS all to myself. Not to mention the fact that FIL and BIL are coming to visit, so I've got to clean up. And of course AF is on her way so I kind of feel like ****. But really, thanks. Invite me along next time, ok? TTLY! C U Sunday.
And then I received the following email in return:
Of course, I felt like a flaming turd. I decided right then that I'd better just stick to the computer. Unfortunately, I've had to take a part-time job this summer--and it's cutting into my awesome social life like mad. I'm making money, which is cool...but I don't even know what to do with it. I guess I could use it to go out in public, right? Or I could attend the next girls night out. Or I could use it to sign up for a fun class.
Or--I have an idea--I could use it to buy a Blackberry and stay connected all day long! Gosh, I guess I really can have my cake and eat it too--make money and maintain my on-line popularity/cyber-credit.
Now that sounds like a plan.