Friday, August 19, 2011

The Pen is Mightier than the Blog

The internet is a strange, strange place.  You meet people on the internet that you will never, ever meet in real life.  You form weird little friendships.  You read their stuff, either on facebook, a blog, or wherever, and you comment on it, and your opinion actually MEANS something to them.  If you are like me, you also get into internet DATING.  Can you imagine telling somebody 20 years ago that this was going to be a socially acceptable way to meet people, and those people would be normal, and probably not currently incarcerated?  It's just whack, isn't it.

I don't really recall the last time I met a person "from scratch" face to face and formed any sort of real bond.  It's been, well, uh...hmm.  Months and months.  Probably last summer, when I had my second job.  Instead, I prefer the nameless, faceless, commitment-free anonymity of virtual friendships, where my arms are always toned, I am single-chinned, and my breath is always fresh. 

One of my internet buddies is Kludge.  I read his blog and comment on it frequently, because it's fun and clever and witty.  Kinda like looking in a mirror.  Anyhow, Kludge is my new best friend, because Kludge has given me the most amazing gift any person can ever get - OFFICE SUPPLIES.

Turns out my virtual buddy Kludge is a craftsman...and recently had a used the opportunity to give away a custom wood pen.  Guess who won.  That's right, good old Teener did.  I got my pen today, and it's lovely.  I opened the box at work and we all passed it around.   It's visually appealing, with its variations of shade and grain, so it got a few polite "ooohhhs" when I took it out of the package.  But you gotta hold it.  As it went from hand to hand, expressions changed, pupils dilated, and the "ooohhhs" changed to "AAAAHHHHHHs".  I wasn't entirely sure I would get it back, but I did.

There's a picture of it on Kludge's blog, link above - click on it, read through, scroll down...and you'll see it.  Thank you for the pen, virtual buddy Kludge.  Live long and prosper.

As for our project, here's today's affirmation:  I'm the kind of person who takes Fridays off from goal-setting.

I know, I'm a little stinker.


  1. It's hard to see, unfortunately. Third paragraph down, the word "blog"

  2. Awesome! I'm glad it arrived safely.

    Sorry but it can't help you Zumba!


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