Monday, January 4, 2010

THANK YOU, FACEBOOK...

So being somewhat (ok, ok, MORE than "somewhat") of a Facebook addict, I routinely...(and by "routinely" I mean, veeeery occasionally) take those little quizzes that pop-up in my "notifications" or on other FB'ers profiles) that help one (me) determine "who my inner-goddess is," or "the-first-letter-in-the-name-of-my-soul-mate," or "what the color of my aura means..." or...well, you get the picture...and of course, I NEVER post these results to my home page for all the world to see, lest everybody know that I do, indeed, indulge in these inane little fantasies now and again...

But this one I will share...I recently took one of those little quizzes, and I'm ashamed to say I cannot even remember what the topic of the quiz WAS; but I certainly remember the RESULT... it had something to do with "personality-trait;" the end-result being something relative to "party-animal," "tart," "mad-scientist," "psycho-killer," etc. (ok, I made these up, but they are not THAT far-fetched...FB...are you listening??)...AND...wanna know what my "personality-trait" was???...



GEEK


GOD. I. LOVE. FACEBOOK.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year? Day Two

I was prepared to wish everybody a "happy new year" as I suddenly realized it's 2:28AM and thus, January 2, which makes "happy new year" old news... such is the way of instantaneous social media; making newspapers obsolete because nobody wants to read printed "news" that is already three days old, and nobody wants to hear salutations that are yesterday's greetings...
So, it's 2010 but I will have a hard time being upbeat and optimistic this new year and decade..."Why?" (you might be thinking...or not)...
Because my son is heading off to Afghanistan (along with 1500 other Vermonters), and let's face it, THAT just sucks, pure and simple, without getting into a foreign-policy rant and rave. SO, I will respectfully continue to make music and art, drink $12.99 bottles of wine, cry into my pillow each night, and drag myself out of bed every weekday morning to make it to work by 9 AM. And if I have a smile on my face when you see me, don't be too fooled.