I know I'm going to have to reset my catagories. I'm realizing that most of my blogs fit into like eight catagories and then I've also got both a "Friends and Outings" and "Outings and Friends" catagory. I don't know how that happened. So I'm at the airport now, shelling out another six bucks for 60 minutes of TMobile wireless. Actually, I don't mind it, because I use it sparingly, since DTUT covers me pretty well in terms of wireless usage.
I was reading apophenia and she commented on the nature of the blogger/audience interaction...
"For me, the plausible deniability invoked in blogging is strong. I can convince myself that i write for me and me alone ::wink:: and convince myself to be shocked when i receive feedback. I can check my stats, but those are just numbers - nameless, faceless people. Yet, here i am, speaking to nameless, faceless people, only i'm required by this situation to convince myself that you do really exist, even if i cannot see you. In this situation, i have the expectation that i am a face to you and you're just an assumption to me. It really brings life to the idea that i'm just a talking head."
She's actually studying the socialogy behind blogs and social networking over the web, among other things and she writes some really thoughtful stuff. Her archives go back to 1997, making her the earliest blogger I know.
This trip was fantastic for me. I feel reenergized. Beware my next big project. I hadn't actually taken a real non-family vacation since.... well, I can't actually remember. Perhaps it dates all the way back to when Deirg and I went to Jill's wedding. This vacation thing could be a good thing, even if I am enjoying my life. Sometimes, its good to get a restart.
So, I'm looking at my fellow passengers waiting to get on. These are all the cheap people, because there was a $200 difference between the red eye and the afternoon flight. I'm debating what will make me sleep easier.... light food or a big turkey sandwich. Either way, even if I don't get good sleep, I'm heading straight to the gym when I get into the city. That will make me feel better. I'm looking forward to that post-gym shower. Ok, boarding soon. I gotta figure out what zone I am.
Oh, PS... Good for the Scott Peterson jury. We all knew he was guilty. Of course, I still can't figure out how, where, when, or why... but I suppose that doesn't matter. You know some goofball will marry him while he's in prison, too.