I was talking to a few cohorts yesterday and I mentioned reading something on a blog about a topic we were discussing. Here's the brunt of the conversation:
Other person "You blog?"
Me: "Yes, I actually have three blogs, a generic one that I share with some friends and others where I go on about life, politics, entertainment or just nothing at all, a political one where I'm totally anonymous, and a family one."
Other person: "I thought that was something nerds did when they didn't have any friends."
Me: "Well, maybe. But I've got a life, a job, friends, and blogs. Am I a nerd?"
Other person: "Uh. No. But...isn't that a little strange? Writing and putting your thoughts on the Internet for everyone to see? I mean, I've used chat rooms before..."
Me: "Wait a second. You've actually had online conversations with people you don't know? Isn't that a little strange? I thought that was something nerds did when they didn't have any friends."
Other person: "No, I just really couldn't figure out how to create a blog. I still don't understand why people would put up so much information about themselves on the Internet. Are we nerds?"
Me: "You might be. I'm just venting, and it's cheaper than therapy."
So what do you guys think, are we all strange manifestations of humanity?
Back in My Day
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