1- Write Ms. Marli an email. That has been on my list of things to do since she replied to my last email, oh, two weeks ago. Seriously- every single day: "Email Marli."
2- Write a letter to another friend who wrote to me, hmmm...a month ago, nearly.
3- Write an email to yet another friend who wrote me an email...eh.......nearly two months ago.
4- Stop being such a terrible friend
Things I want to do right now:
1- Read random blogs of people I've never met
2- Play spider solitaire until my brain starts to ooze
3- Repeat 1&2
The thing about reading the blogs of complete strangers...it's so weird. I get completely transported out of my own mind and situation and submerge myself in the life, struggles and joys of someone I didn't even know existed. A few days ago I was reading "Stuff White People Like"*, and then found myself reading the comments** after one of the posts. And then I remembered my secret bad habit of reading the blogs of strangers! There were hundreds of people to choose from from this post alone, so, feeling a little giddy, I clicked on one. I can't remember why I chose this particular person...The mouse just moved and I clicked. It took me to the blog of a young woman named Alyssa. Mandatory semi-emo picture at the top of the blog, semi-emo music automatically started playing, etc. I won't tell you the blog name, because I do feel as though I have trespassed, in a sense, on this woman's life, but I have greatly enjoyed reading her words! Randomly and cool-ly enough, she's a Christian, and she posts like, three times a day, so multiply that by two years...I'll be busy with that for a while :) Anyway, just wanted to tell you all about my fascination with people, despite my introverted tendencies. Maybe that's why I like reading blogs so much- it's like having a one-sided conversation- they just talk and talk and talk, and nothing is ever expected of me. I can just "listen". And when my eyes are crossing from too much time spent "listening", I can just say goodbye and close the window.
Hmmm...I was going to watch "Howl's Moving Castle" tonight, but I'm having more fun by myself than I thought I would, so I don't think I'll need the distraction.
Well, I wasn't planning to write a blogpost*** tonight, but now I can put it on my to-do list and then cross it off! Yay! Accomplishment!
*As if they need more hits
** I honestly cannot think of a bigger waste of time than reading the comments people leave on blogs like that one, or one youtube videos (although those tend to be hilarious), or the like. I like the comments you leave on my blog, though! :)
***It was recently discovered that "blogpost" sounds very much like a Russian word. If you haven't already, I would suggest that you immediately say it outloud with a heavy Russian accent. See? Fun!