Thursday, May 26, 2005

"I liked your blog"

It is always a weird feeling (for me at least) to have someone in real life compliment something I have done on the internet. Now, I'm not good at accepting compliments, but that's not the point right now.I used to have a very very compartmentalised attitude to life, I'm getting better, but I still prefer the parts of my life to be seperate, which is semi-normal, but I can and do carry it to ridiculous extremes.

Anyway, last night, one of the Kangaroos said that he read my most recent blog entry and it was funny. This was a surprise - both him reading it, and saying that he found it funny. It shouldn't have been, my URL is in the signature of all my emails, and office workers have a lot of spare time. Now, I'm not good at accepting compliments, even ones I can be almost certain are truthful (he brought it up, he seems to be an honest guy, I'm fairly sure I am capable of being funny) but that's not the point right now.

Tuesday's post was a slightly vitriolic, although apparantly pretty funny, rant. It's a good job I'm funny, otherwise I would be a very unpleasant person to be around (not that I'm not unpleasant to be around some of the time, I'd just move up a grade to being very unpleasant most of the time).

Yes, it looks like Thursday is officially navel gazing day. I blame it on the Calgary Kangaroos mostly being older and more settled than me. It's not that I'm naturally prone to introspection or anything ;)

Anyway, it's instructive to hang around people who you like who have a significantly different life from you. It's not like looking into the future, or a what might have been mirror, or anything dramatic like that, it's just thought provoking, and my thoughts don't need much / any excuse to be provoked.

It's also interesting to discover how old people are. It turns out had two player's ages pretty much switched in my head - we're talking about a 5 year age gap here, which is still significant, even as people close in on 30 (and after my next birthday, I'm kind of closing in on thirty, as scary as that sounds).

The only thing I really want that people with settled lives have is pets. I love cats and am rapidly coming to appreciate the advantages of having a dog. I also want a parrot, probably an African grey (we had one briefly when I was a child, and it was so cool).

Unfortunately, this post probably hasn't been particularly interesting. Sorry. I guess you get what you pay for (actually, my proffessional writings are even more staid).

So, we don't get what you are paid for. Which is probably a good thing. Just imagine a blog poast that was stuffed with one particular keyword phrase, like "African Grey Parrot", or something... That would be a test of whether Google really does love blogs ;)
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