Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Finally, I'm one of the popular girls

Approximately every 30 seconds my phone goes off. I have so many friends that my phone battery barely makes it through the day. It's amazing that I get anything done at all with all this social interaction.

So many people talking to me at once. It’s hard to keep up. Sometimes I have to silence my phone just to get a break from all this friendliness.

Remember when imaginary friends only lived in our heads? Now, mine are everywhere, Facebook, Myspace, Twitter, my blog, you name it, I have friends there.

My conversations are peppered with references to these people, and it’s perfectly acceptable! No one thinks I’m crazy because my imaginary friends have lives and jobs and kids. Or that they talk to me all the time.

“ My friend Vicki, she works at that one place……….”

"My friend Kathryn makes the best......"

“Yesterday, my friend Jerry did the funniest thing…..”

“My friend Linda, has the best stories about………..”

"My friend Gigi, she totally understands why I'm crazy."

Yes, I say those things, in real life. Is this good or bad? Seems that most of the time I interact with my electronic friends more often than the ones I can see and touch. I know that I struggle to make sure I talk to all my friends and family on a regular basis, but I send a tweet and all my digital friends know what is going on. Maybe I need a twitter group just for my friends.

I wonder, would we be friends if we lived in the same neighborhood? If my teenager drove too fast past your house, if your dog dug up my flowers. Probably not. The best part about my imaginary friends is that they have no expectations of me and I have none of them.

Thanks imaginary friends for making me one of the popular girls!

1 comment:

  1. Of course, I understand your crazy. It is from the same crazy that I have. And I'd like to think if we all lived in the same neighborhood that THAT would be one helluva fun neighborhood!


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