Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Anti-social or intelligent?

I'll probably never sign up on Facebook or Myspace or any other social networking website. Do you know why? I don't think it's because I'm anti-social. Quite the contrary. I have friends and I like making new friends too. On my own terms... in R.L.

The truth is that I learned my lesson the first time. Why would I want to put myself back into an online rerun of high school? The people in high school were losers and jerks. I didn't like them 7 years ago and I doubt that much has changed. Why would I put myself through that again?

Adults who spend all their time on Facebook & MySpace fall into two categories: A. Insecure Attention Whores and B. People who didn't loathe high school and want to stay there forever and ever.

If I wanted to recycle shitty high school friends that I never liked in the first place, and pretend to give a crap about their lives again, I could just as easily dig out my yearbook and stalk them the old fashioned way - by hiding in the bushes in front of their houses or mailing them dead flowers or rodents. In fact, that might be more enjoyable than creating a MySpace account.

I voted today. I hope you all did the same. I also am having a bad week... work is really letting me down right now. And frankly things aren't going well right now in general. My dad got laid off a couple weeks ago and now my boyfriend got laid off too. I guess I could say that I blame the economy, but what's the use anymore? Too many people think everything is just peachy and are going to go ahead and vote in the G.W. Bush Clone and his extremely dimwitted sidekick.

There ought to be an IQ test before you are allowed to vote (or be nominated as V.P.)

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