March 28, 2007
Jennifer went and tagged me. I am barely familiar with the tag scenario. When Thinking Girl did that to me I was wandering lost and confused looking for email till I tramped to her site to say “hey I cannot find your email what tag” and realized it was an onsite thing. That is like when Pooks hit me with a “meme.” I am not real blog savvy. I have been, I guess, doing something like blogging since 2000, but that was on a website, not in the blog universe, so, all these things are new to me and I am catching up and sometimes stumble around a while before I exactly get it. [Also I think some of these things are really nefarious incarnations of spam but I try to be polite and not say that.]
Blogs are funny. I read people’s blogs and they will say, “I went out into the world today and took these photos because I had to have something to put on the blog.” Computer people being forced into the world to provide food for the blog. That is so an opposite of what computer worlds used to be, ways to view the world from behind a glass shield. With ignore and off switches so that, if someone was too unruly or made you uncomfortable, click they were gone. But you did find the whole world. You were no longer locked into one small place with people who were nothing like you and never would be there was a world and if you went into it, sometimes, you found people like you. Which can make you feel smaller if you thought you were one of a kind, but can make you heave relief when you know, for certain sure and finally, it is not just you.
[That ignore thing works in outside life too. If someone comes up to you in a grocery store and is too impetuous for your mood that day you can just say “Ignore” real loud and turn your back and just like on the computer they will usually give you an odd look but they will also usually go away.]
So now people’s computers force them into the world, instead of providing safety glass, and communities are built, and tumble, and are built again. People gather. People wander. People delve. More than half the people I know well enough to tell my secrets to, I know from the computer. An odd world. But it is my world. And it is evolving. So I evolve too.
And here I am tagged. So, with perverse daring and lack of forethought or experience I tag these sites:
Thinking Girl [it is a thinking award, doy, it ought to go to a thinking girl]
Beats Entropy [and I am not going to tell you why but it is funny to me they are using words like libertarianism like candy over there]
Janie [who is totally made up but involved in some form of civil unrest every day and I like that and also being made up is okay there are times I think I am made up too]
TJ [because TJ always says what he thinks no matter how imprudent the thought]
Kitty [Kitty is my best model of what families not composed of crazy people who distrust and fear each other are like I have not seen much of that in my life it is fascinating to me and something to maybe attempt to emulate in my own odd way]
Stiletto [Stilletto talks about things interesting every day and also she has a Scottish Fold cat which is mesmerizing and also her site appears to be missing what is up with that Still?, I am linking you anyway]
Yeah, I know, that is six. You thought I would follow rules?
You forgot where you were. Also it did not say “only five.” Also I suspect the entropy guys are too cool to tag. Also Stilletto appears missing in action so really my tagging skills sort of suck. Oops.
ps : stilletto, where is your blog?