What Do YOU use the Internet For? Why are YOU here Online?

Recently I saw a post discussing how “anti-social” the social networks are becoming. How the privacy level on some sites are very good and other sites do not have one. I, for one, use the internet, along with social networks to mingle with others. Not really investing into others like I did with previous onliners. Some “e-friends” I still have since 2007. I continue to text, phone, YES talking to them on the phone, emailing them. It’s a true relationship of friendship. Others have fallen by the sidelines, only to be rekindled down the road.

I do like the way some social networks are open for viewing, but in order to comment one must be a member of that site. I also think that there “e-cliques” on the internet. Groups of people who are tightly connected and its difficult sometimes for strangers or new members to be included or involved, thus the feeling of “anti-social” networking.

I recently added a few more from NING onto my Facebook, that I hadn’t spoken to since NING closed down back in 2010 or was is 2009? Either way, I reconnected with them, it’s wonderful having them back into my life. We had shared so much back in the day. Now, I feel it is more difficult to meet & make e-friends that are gonna be around for awhile. I do talk, response to most anyone who contacts me first. I think it’s only the polite thing to do, however, there are some onliners that I just connect with immediately, others I don’t get any feeling for them, strange.

I believe that we cross paths with others for a reason, whatever that reason, we should embrace that time together and learn to accept when it is time to let go of them. That’s the hardest part I think of most people, Being online, it is easier just to delete someone from my life. Why keep them around? If you realize that the pattern of behavior is still the same month after month, why stay? There are times when I feel down, but not everyday. Why would I want someone I met online who is a downer, to be around me trying to bring me down too? Also, we are in a world of instant gradification, I believe people are generally self centered, wanting others around for a variety of reasons, when an individual doesn’t supply that instant gratification the other person leaves and leaves quickly. It’s that easy. Why have someone like that in the cyber world when we all have those individuals in our real life. I think most come to the internet for escape from the real world and all its complications.

I love sites that have privacy features, so that I can keep my personal life …personal. It’s for my close family and close friends. People that I am honored to call e-friends or school/class mates and family. They can see into my daily life, see photos, comment on my private life. If someone wants in that fortess, all they need do is ask. It’s funny how I have my blogs connected to my “Cat’s Tales” facebook, page. Strangers can know & listen to what I am doing, but I don’t want some of my close family & friends knowing. You could say I live in a cyber world and in the real world, either one is fine with me. I love visiting with my e-friends and the real lifers, glad they are all in my life.

Do you like having the option of deleting someone from your life with a button? Have you any awful experiences online with individuals? If so, are you leary of who you connect with now? How long is your longest e-friendship?

The World is a Cruel Place

I park my blazer in the resident parking lot, next to the building and next to the bank/mayor’s law offices. I never lock my doors, unless I have been shopping and have packages in the back. I worked yesterday like I normally do, but I ended up hanging around instead of going straight home. They were having some caroling & homemade cookies during coffee hour.

Did someone say homemade cookies? Yeah, I am very picky about whose food I will eat, but I knew this resident. So I hung around for about an hour more for the cookies. Snatched them up, went to talk to the kitchen staff which I have been working there 2 years and only say “hi” to them.

I finally say its time to go….I get up to the parking ramp get in my blazer, threw my purse on the passengers seat. “This isn’t how I left it when I got out this morning?” I have all these thoughts floating around in my head. “What did I have in here, besides my FM tuner adapter & iphone charger?” Which I had hanging up over the rearview ever since I got my iphone back in September or October. I had just cleaned out my blazer Thursday evening because I was headed to the company Christmas party and wanted a clean vehicle. So, I took the chargers down and put them into the plastic striped box on this on the floor in the photo. I had a coin purse in there, with what inside?! I can’t remember. There was nothing in the glove box, its too small.

So, really that was all the was taken that I can think really matters to me. A grand total of like $90. I think of those pathetic thieves who took my stuff. Are they gonna give those as gifts? Do they have an iphone that needs charging while they are driving in their BMW stealing from others? How much are those things worth on the street? “Hey, dude trade ya this FM car adapter for some heroin.” Heroin is cheaper than an one Oxycodone pill. I watch “Intervention!” LOL. Well, I realize that the world is cruel for the most part. Those that have nothing want to have something and take from those who have everything.

Just Humping Away Today…

Yesterday I left work with only ONE transport for today. So, I figure that I can goof around and catch up on a few things around the house (stop laughing my intention is there). So, I get to work and son of a bitch I got two more transports at 930. This means that I probably won’t get out of work until noonish. For the record I clocked out at 1pm, I tried not to lose my head, I did some micro audio blogs expressing exactly how I felt about it. I have been standish in the office due to politics, I also figure its best if I am not too attached when I quit.

So, I told my co-worker about the add-ons and she says “I never call you to let you know.” My boss says “you’re dressed casual today.” I looked at her “I had other plans!” She said “I heard that.” Its not that I don’t like my job, I love it, its that I had PLANS! grrrrrr.
I had some time to kill while I was waiting for the transports to call ready, so I stopped into Toys R’ Us. My daughter has a “wish list” for my grandson. I went in there and didn’t focus on anything, really I just wandered around looking at the cool toys.

Where were all those cool toys when I was a kid? Did my family not know about them or was it that my private education and traveling out of the country was more important than some trendy toy? Remember that whole Tickle Me Elmo sandal a few years back? My family would have NEVER, I mean NEVER done anything to that extreme. I can’t see my father doing the Jingle all the way kind of thing. Altho due to his work he normally waited until the last minute. I remember the suede bomber jacket, the silver star diamond necklace, the wooden music box with the “Holly Hobbie” cover that playing “Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head.”

So, I looked at the stuff my daughter was for my grandson. I couldn’t find a thing. WAIT..I did the Playschool farm house. Man, I loved those as a kid, the little people that you put in to holes. The Playschool house opend up like a suitcase, and when closed you could carry it with the handle. Ok, ok, enough waiting down memory lane.

The office girls asked if I was attending the company christmas party tomorrow night, I replied “No.” One of the girls says “I bought Cathy shoes.” Referring to the fact I used to do the shoe thing. She says “you won’t see them now, if you don’t go.” I just said “take a photo for me.” I know they all want me to go, didn’t attend last year. A part of me feels bad, another part wants to go, then I think “what are we gonna talk about? WORK!! What else is there?” We all have different views, maybe I am just anti-social in the sense I don’t socialize well. “Old Man” says “you were never socialized as a child, you are like those cats who hide under the sofa until you watch the visitor for a while, then you come out to greet them.” Ok, I guess I’m messed up…who isn’t?

Enough of that, this is turning out to be a long blog, haven’t been doing much of the written blogging. But, you know me, I go through my moods so, here I am for awhile.

Stop Making Sense – TMI Tuesday 12/6/2011

1. If you were a car, which one would you be? I don’t know anything about cars. I would be a sports car, muscle car of the late 60’s. Shiny hard pee-pee is what comes to mind (yeah I have “penis envy” so what!) lol. What are some of your best features? Not sure, I would like a Hemi engine, leather seats, all the bells and whistles..that make a man drool. 😀
2. If I gave you an elephant where would you hide it? LOL…crap, don’t have any friends with a farm, let alone a barn. Can’t hide it in my back yard, against the city oridance i think…maybe a semi trailer…didn’t that work in Smokey & The Bandit 2?
3. Finish this sentence: Tomorrow I absolutely refuse to….let uncensored thoughts flow freely from my mouth…lol, yeah like thats gonna happen!
4. What is the longest period of time that you’ve gone without a shower? Around a month, it was after my motorcycle accident and my surgery when the metal plate was put in. I took A LOT of “whore baths”
5. What is the silliest prank you ever played on someone? Don’t remember doing any, not much of a prankster.
Bonus: What is the best piece of gossip that you heard recently? DAMN! I would normally have some really good shit..anything from online gossip to work gossip, but I got nothing right now. Racking my brain..still nothing. oh well, now my head hurts!
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Fun(ny) Stuff I Heard – TMI Tuesday: November 29, 2011

1. Finish this thought: Nerds make me laugh, cause I always think of those movies ? (idea from PocketRockettz)

2. If you were in a beauty pageant, which would be your ticket to the tiara? (heard on the Newlywed Game)
a. Talent – don’t have one, well I do but .. I can’t tell ya what it is.
b. Interview – talking is not one of my best qualities
c. Swimsuit – long past that..thats a NO NO now!
d. Evening wear (i.e., gown, tuxedo) – Ok, I would have to pick this one, cause I can duck tape everything into place and hide the tape with a beautiful evening gown 😛

3. On your body what is eye candy and what is an eyesore? eye candy are my legs and eyesore are my “battle scars” from motorcycle accident

4. Your penis is starring in a gritty crime drama?  NO, penis here….BUT BUT if I had one …Which part would it play?
a. Straight laced detectiveb. Hooded criminal
c. Crooked cop

5. Would you rather? (as heard on the Graham Norton Show)
a. Eat dog food for every meal for a year or
b. Get shot in the knee – totally do this one, cause it only happens ONCE and I can heal the rest of the year. Unlike the dog food for a year would just be awful.

6. If you crapped yourself at work what would you do? Oh Man this is just … yeah …. (This was a poll taken at a blues bar…seriously) I would toss the panties in the trash after cleaning them as bast I could and then go commando (nothing new)…TMI? lol
a. Go commando
b. Do nothing
c. Turn ‘em inside out
d. Wash in employee sink
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Vlogging

I have been made aware that lately some of my follower Snapvine veterans have started into the genre of “vlogging.” We were all audio bloggers once upon a time, since Snapvine died and was laid to rest, those audio bloggers struggled for a place to call home. They have all scattered to different sites, following what feels more comfortable to them.

I did a podcast back in the day about the future of blogging, Mr Lynn had mentioned back in July that vlogging is the next big step. If you are interested I included the episode for your listening pleasure.

Listen to internet radio with Cats Dogs on Blog Talk Radio

 

I see now that a very popular audio blogger friend of mine has now begun to vlog, you can check her out at MsDJHoodieIRL and another former Snapvine Blogger Clayton also has a vlog on youtube.com
There are a few others there, but these are the recent ones that I have seen … oh almost forgot Pimpmunk!!!! He is one of most foul mouth, straight forward crazy motherfucker!
 
I had mentioned trying vlogging to Pimpmunk, he just to “just go for it.”
But I am a chicken shit, tho I am curious enough to try it when no one is looking. Now that I have my iphone, I think I just might give it a whirl, I am always surprised who, what, where and when  people are listening, reading and watching the things I say & do. Lately I just haven’t had anything to say, that I felt has been mind-blowing or interesting. So, how do YOU feel about vlogging? Are you curious about it at all? I am just wondering what YOU think about it!

TMI Tuesday – November 22, 2011

In the United States Thanksgiving is this week, so a lot of folks will be cooking up a storm in preparation. Many other holidays will occur over the next month around the world and everyone seems to celebrate with food, hence, the TMI Tuesday theme…Cooking.

1. Haagen-Dazs or Ben & Jerry’s?
I really don’t like either one but IF I had to pick one. It would be Haagen-Dazs.
2. What is always in your refrigerator? Mt. Dew, pineapple juice, the usual things like ketchup mustard mayo kind of stuff. Also eggs, milk, cheese.

3. What’s your worst kitchen disaster? Fourth of July Holiday back in the 80’s. My best friend & I always got together with my kids, have the regular cookout before the big firework show. I had cut up friuit to make the fruit salad but had everything in seperate bowls. I had put everything into one bowl and she went to grab it from the counter to take outside and when she spun around the bowl FLEW out of her hands, I didnt know if I should laugh or cry. Laughed mostly as we picked up fruit from the entire kitchen!

4. Favorite kitchen gadget? oh man, looks bad that I don’t have one, huh?!

5. What was your last meal? teriyaki chicken Did you like it? LOVED it!

6. What’s your favorite cookie? any cookie, really, I havent met one that I don’t really like. choices are chocolate chip, really anything with chocolate in it. I make a mean lemon drop cookie with powered sugar..ohhhhh and mexican wedding cookies..and italain cookies, the chocolate ones, i think those are wedding type cookies too, they are bigger though…ohhhh my mouth is watering now! 

Instead of just telling us about your favorite cookie why don’t you share the recipe via The Great Cookie Exchange Extravaganza

Formspring Follies, TMI Tuesday, November 15, 2011

CLICK the PLAY button to listen to the answers to my questions.

Today’s TMI Tuesday consist of Formspring questions pulled from around the Web. The NY Times called Formspring “An E-vite to Insults and Crude Queries.” I admit, I pulled the tame, less crude questions.

1. What is your favorite type of weather?

2. How do you sustain the motivation and energy needed to write erotica regularly?

3. Do you like roleplay? What is your favorite scenario?

4. Have you ever been hurt so badly in a past relationship, that it has affected you for the rest of your life?

5. What message would you want to put in a fortune cookie?

6. How big is your dick?

Bonus: I would like to know, do you have Formspring on your blog? Why or why not?

Bonus, bonus: What is the best or oddest formspring question you’ve been asked? What was your answer?

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How to play TMI Tuesday: Copy the above TMI Tuesday questions to your webspace (i.e., a blog). Answer the questions there, then leave a comment below, on this blog post, so we’ll all know where to read your responses. Please don’t forget to link to tmituesdayblog from your website!

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