Thursday, August 10, 2006

Out with the Xanga...

...in with the times. Per the advice of my techno-savvy brother, I've decided to quit Xanga and Yahoo cold turkey to venture into the great lands of Gmail and Blogger. The past two days for me have been filled with sending out those annoying "Change my e-mail address in your book!" e-mails, downloading photos, uploading images, copying, pasting, renaming, simplifying, ammending, creating, designing and experimenting. Whew, it's a good thing I'm a typing whiz.

I've also recently joined the communities of www.myspace.com and www.livejournal.com, which greatly surprises (and annoys) those who have been trying desperately to hear what I've been up to in these weeks post-England. "Someone as big on networking surely must already be proficient in these areas," people smirk. Yeah, well...at least that's what they wrote on my Facebook wall.

What a silly, computerized generation we've become. Don't get me wrong, I love it all. Obviously. Dipping my ink in numerous Internet capabilities proves I'm pro-Bill Gates thinking. I've reconnected with friends from way back because of this web-amarole and it's all very exciting.

I would be remiss, however, if I did not mention how sad it is that people don't write letters with actual pen and fancy stationary anymore. And what about typewriters? Those things are classic. I remember during my summer vacations in high school when I would pull out my mom's typewriter and work that machine until the ink began to fade. Anything and everything would spill onto the paper in magical rhythmic time and it seemed to validate my thoughts the way tangible things tend to do. It was wonderful.

I want a typewriter of my own.

I could also use a car, apartment, career and cell phone, but I digress...

All of these meandering thoughts are summed up in this way:

It's so much fun living in this e-era. I'm having a grand time!

I welcome you to accompany me on my journey through the .com phase. Hopefully my blog and e-mail will begin to now look like I'm an adult who is Internet literate instead of a 26-year-old Info Super Highway virgin.

5 comments:

Aubrie Ross said...

Congratulations. Good to have you here. Now we can also be blogger buddies as well: www.aublogger.blogspot.com

Aubrie Ross said...

Congratulations. Good to have you here. Now we can also be blogger buddies as well: www.aublogger.blogspot.com

Tiffany said...

Yay for blogger!

Can I be your myspace friend?

When are you coming to Nashville?

Huh? Huh? Huh?

Missing you - lots of love!!!

RoniZee said...

Web-amarole. And that, dear friend, is why I love you.

Welcome to the grown up world of blogging! (Is that an oxymoron?) (Is that how you spell oxymoron?)

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you've decided to take this oh-so-important step in the e-maturation process. It's worth it.

And I think you'll love gmail, particularly with its built-in chatting feature. It's fab!