I need to go to bed

April 6, 2012

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If only The Internet would let me…

It’s been tough and crazy at work. I have been trying to wrap up as many things as possible in preparation for my business trip to China next week. Word of advice: Always have a valid passport. AND make sure you renew your passport one year ahead of the expiration date. I had to get my passport renewed before I could get my visa to China. There was a lot of nail biting. What did I get for a last minute trip? How about 6 am flight on Monday, back of the cattle cabin, middle seat?

Good thing I have a blog right? All calamities are blogging fodders.


When I came up for air on The Twitter, The Facebook, and ok, let me throw in The G+ also [placeholder for disclaimer], I realized that maybe it would have been better if I did not spend time on the Internet at all. Ignorance is bliss right? I want to bitchslap some people so bad. Let’s start with the panty-twisted bunch over at Concerned Women for America who are now anti-anti-bullying because apparently picking on gay kids at school (and everywhere else) is their children’s GOD-given rights, literally. They are fighting against anti-bulling measures in congress at state level in the name of religious freedom. Simply typing the above paragraph is making my chest hurt.

With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.
— Steven Weinberg


On the other hand, The Internet has also brought good things into my life. For example, Jeri Ryan, Seven of Nine of Star Trek fan, became my friend on Google+.

Ok, technically, she did not say “Hey, let’s be friend.”  BUT she plussed and shared one of my posts, i.e. she read my post and knew of my existence! Woohoo! +100 to my geek cred and coolation (cool+ration)! I of course took a screenshot as proof right away just in case she changed her mind and withdrew her favor.

It’s my first brush with fame. Please be as impressed as I am.


It is rather embarrassing how excited I am about this latest development…

Here, this is the reason why I have not responded to your email/tweet/comment/like.

I have been contributing to the Internet with my own crapshot snapshots, documenting my oh so exciting life. Really, how many pictures of Chicago River and the caption “Y’all. I am on a boat!” can I take before I stop having friends?


I really need to go to bed now. Once you reach 40, you really cannot survive on less than 4 hours of sleep on three consecutive days. Your grammars will also start to suffer. If you miss me, check my page Life As I See It so I can tell you that I am on a boat. Again.


Dufmanno April 8, 2012 at 11:20 am

Also, You are now the most famous person I know.

Absence Alternatives April 8, 2012 at 1:07 pm

I know, right? LOL. Thank you for indulging me. What do people without awesome girlfriends do for ego booster? xxoo

Dufmanno April 8, 2012 at 11:16 am

NEVER stop documenting your time on the boat. That’s the kind of commute everyone should strive for. The sound of water actually lulls me into a less aggressive version of my real self.
Xoxo- I hope your trip is as fantastic as you are.

Absence Alternatives April 8, 2012 at 1:06 pm

Thank you! I have been in freak-out mode all weekend. The thought of not having a working cellphone for a whole week is horrifying.

Naptimewriting April 6, 2012 at 2:05 am

Are you on a boat?


Have a good trip. And avoid the Internets at your peril. They have good things, like otters, Ryan Gosling, and women’s rights.

Or they did last week, when I stopped playing on the Internets so I could get some sh*t done.
Naptimewriting´s last blog post…Very interesting

Absence Alternatives April 6, 2012 at 2:14 am

Totally got what you mean. I even took a picture of how I felt about it! http://statigr.am/p/162287612845837985_17077002

Now get off the internet! (Ok, I was simply yelling at myself as I yawned for the 1000th time)

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