Baby Been A Bad Blogger

Remember me? I used to post stories here that somewhat resembled the truth about my life. No? You can get in on the ground floor now then.

Facebook has played its part in occupying my time, though what you do with what you find there is what it's really all about - not all that messing around with silly add-ons where vampires fight werewolves. I've discovered new things about people I thought I knew back-to-front. I've discovered common interests with people I only knew slightly well and now we're closer. I've checked out my friends' friends for potential singles and I've been on a semi-date. I've laughed at the female student trying to run her own private escort service, though she's not ugly and her rates are very competitive. I've joined groups for local events and I've introduced myself to a handful of people that will be at The Beastie Boys' Brixton Academy gigs in September. And I'm just getting started...

The rain has abated here, Blair has begun his mission of atonement in the Middle East, Gordon Brown is our new Prime Minister and there's been a "credible" sighting of the missing Madeleine McCann three months after her abduction when most people, like myself, had begun to consider her another tragic statistic.

I had mad insomnia this week but it's better now. Sadly, David Tennant's mother died of cancer. And Kylie Minogue, a waitress on the Titanic in the Doctor Who Christmas Special, was mistaken for an actual waitress during filming in Cardiff. Apparently, an old lady from a nearby hotel asked her if it was too late to still get a cup of tea!

Carry on.


Blogger Arthur Dent said...

I find that a number of my friends are falling into the facebook black hole.

"C'mon Dent, EVERYONE'S on Facebook," they say. Yeah. Facebook is another passing fad. I recall the beginnings of Hi5:

Add yourself, then invite all your friends, see how fast and large your "network" can grow. Bah. Timewasting rubbish.

I could go on at length about how blogs have many similarities, but somehow, blogging seems to attract a different sort of person.

Tough to define, really. I have noticed that a number of people who I have encouraged to begin blogging are now trying to encourage me to become a facebook whore myself.

I'm trying to resist the pull of the dark side, so far, with a fair bit of success

Blogger thisismarcus said...

I have friends like you :) If the fad passes next month, I'll still have made the friends I've made and that's all that matters to me. No worries if it's not for you!

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hooray! A post! ... about Facebook.

Okay, Facebook is just a little depressing for me. I'm not looking for singles, and since I don't know many people around this area, I can't really get in on the local network (plus I have the added fear of running the same crowd as my students). It's been good catching up with old friends, but that's about it. I really need to make local friends.

Blogger The Paranoid Mod said...

So was that a date where you got a semi?!


On a serious note, I feel partly responsible. You couldn't get any blogging done with our constant demands for grand theft auto last weekend...

Blogger thisismarcus said...

Kat: And unless you live in a big city then there's probably not a local group for you to help you integrate. Sucky.

Fortunately, you get out of the house a lot more than me and you're bloody lovely-looking so I'm confident it won't take you long!

Mod: Aye! I think I regressed. Your other half was excellent to watch and I'm glad neither of you own a car in real life. Think I'll blog around your visit next.

Unrelated, I keep forgetting to tell you that I thought STUDIO 60 ON THE SUNSET STRIP was actually darned good.

Blogger thisismarcus said...

[Days later...]

Nobody clicks links anymore, huh? I shall have to start putting less effort in :)


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