Monday, August 14, 2006

So I'm back from this long, rather unintended hiatus, to bring you all a list of what pretty much boils down to selfishness. In other words, things that I have found strange, and I wanted to share. If you participate in any of the following, this is your clue to never let me know, unless you want to be mocked:

-Couple profiles/email addresses: Seriously people, are you so much into the identity of being with someone, in a couple, proving that you do have a significant other, etc. that the idea of having something still all by yourself is too much to bear? I think the jimandalicesmith@hotmail.com-types are about the dorkiest thing ever. Ditto with any sort of profile, especially on places like myspace or friendster. The whole point is for it to be JUST YOU, not the both of you.*

-The other day, there was a big rainstorm here. I was taking the bus home, and of course didn't have an umbrella. I made it, damply, under the bus stop, to then fight for space with a women who had her umbrella open. Under the bus stop. Where there was no rain. She stood like that for 20 minutes, waiting for the bus, dripping on those around her. I know you might wonder that I didn't say something (and believe me, I thought about it) but then I was really curious to see if she would ever clue in. She didn't. So I took a picture of her, for mocking purposes:















If you know this woman (not that you could probably tell from the picture), please tactfully explain to her why this is ridiculous, okay?

-I'm currently cat-sitting for two very nice guy cats, Sterling and D'Artagnan. Their owners about as granola as it gets though - they even buy holistic cat food and organic kitty tuna. I think they might actually spend more on their cats than I spend on myself. I'm all for eating healthy, but these cats also regularly eat mice and birds, which they probably find hanging out near the trash cans in the back alley.

*This does not include, however, blogs that are shared amongst two or more contributors. In my world, that is more of a forum, and not at all the same thing.

6 comments:

Ebony said...

Those are some interesting observations to be sure. And I must say I agree with you on everything, except maybe the e-mail account thing. Then again, I think I am only comfortable with the sharing if you are an elderly married couple because at that age fighting your way through the big bad internet alone just seems scary.
And whoa--how wacky is it that you wrote about cats in your blog and the verification word I have to type in to post this comment is "meow"?!?!?

Rachel said...

That is true, I forgot the older, new-to-the-internet types. My grandparents actually have a joint account, which I am totally okay with. People around our age have no excuse though.

Stephanie said...

I think I agree on the joint emails. Besides really just not needing to share EVERYthing, what if you need to plan a suprise party or something?

tracy said...

Yes, yes…shared email accounts and myspace profiles are annoying…but I hate to be too quick to judge…maybe these people have some good reason for it. You’ve already covered the grandparent excuse…and maybe there are people out there who don’t have the internet at home or work…so it is left to their partner to check the email account while they are at work…or something…
BUT what is MOST annoying and ALWAYS annoying are the individuals who devote their profile name to their significant other…for example “Donny’s girl” or “I’m in love with George” or “MRS. SMITH!!!” For Pete’s sake…get a hold of yourselves people.

Barbara said...

Okay- now that I have been bashed by all of you, I feel the need to explain myself. Zach and I have a joint email account that all of our wedding emails (from florists, DJs, our venue, etc) go to. We each have separate accounts that all our private emails go to but, we have the joint one so that both of us can access all the information. It's not a shared-identity thing, just a convenience one. And, in my opinion, having a joint account is much less stupid than naming your cat D'Artagnan.

Rachel said...

Yes, Babs, but a joint email account that is for wedding purposes only is yet another thing I didn't think of :). Meanwhile you still have your own email accounts, so if we were to plan a surprise party as Stephanie so geniusly mentioned, we could still email one of you and not the other. And I totally agree about the name thing. But believe, that's only the beginning of the craziness for these people...