Friday, August 3, 2007

Pressure of Blog Commenting

This week has been terribly busy, and when it is terribly busy, it is just easier to copy and paste mildy amusing email trails between myself and random fellow correspondents. Mainly Rich.

Rich was also somewhat displeased with his comment about the Star Jones post. He redeems himself at the end of this trail.

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ME:
2 things:
1) tell me your non-work email again, please
2) can you check availability for a single male - willing to share - November 20-December 10?
Muchas gracias.


(ed. note - I am checking for space on Antarctica programs - the Single Male thing has nothing to do, whatsoever, with my personal life).

RICH:
I only answer with bullet points now, I’m VERY serious:
·
somethingnotrich'sactualaddress@optonline.net
· I have the following: Lower Deck Twin (only)
De Nada

ME:
Yes, very nice. You are very serious, but also very absent-minded. You have LDT for which departure?

RICH:
Nov 20…I just looked at that thinking you meant one departure, didn’t really look at your end date. Harrumph.

ME:
What? No bullet points?

RICH:
No that was panicked reply chic…

ME:
· I see, I see
· Go about your business

(ed. note - Rich loves to say "go about your business", and now I love to say it too)


RICH:
ü Make up snide reply
ü Look at various numbering options and find one that is ironically humorous considering your more irreverent and laid back way of doing business
ü Craft creative way to get this idea across
ü End message with self deprecation
Ironically, I misspelled deprecation…
These are my thoughts.
Godspeed.

(ed. note - in email those odd u's with the umlaats were actually checkmarks...)

ME:
1) Snide reply ignored
2) my options are round black bullets, or numbers - no fancy checkmarks
3) noted
4) I'm still waiting for the self-deprecation

RICH:
I think misspelling self-deprecation is isn’t it…or pointing it out I think. I’m disappointed in you.

ME:
I do not have time for disappointment in me. What else have you got? Where are all those clever comments on my blog that you promised to write? You have fans too, you know. They are waiting!

RICH:
I have fans?

ME:
Of course. With Daredevil Adult Large? how could you not?

RICH:
OH DEAR…this is pressure. I will have to “formulate”

ME:
Don't overthink it too much. Like I tell my dad, you're much funnier when you think no one is paying attention.

RICH:
Well, I REALLY want to reply to the Lindsay Lohan thing, but I limited myself to Starr

ME:
Limiting yourself is for recovering alcoholics. Get in there and make some noise for crying out loud.
LindSAY
LindSAY
LindSAY

RICH:
Now you are just trying to drum up traffic on your blog missy. I’m not a pawn in your little game of electronic diary keeping!

(ed. note - he is absolutely correct - I live for blog comments)

ME:
GASP! WHAT?! If you knew what was good for you, you'd do as you're told. This may turn itself into a book. Then you'd be ACTUALLY famous.
Don't you like how I sounded like someone's mean parents?
Can I put a hold on a female share - November 30 Orlova - Main Deck Twin - for Susan Jones-not-her-actual-name? Can I hold for one week?

RICH:
You are holding space for Susan for 1 week. I like how you seamlessly transitioned that email into a work related question. How sly. And what if I don’t want to be famous? Although I would love to be involved in drunken car chases with the relatives of my publicist. And the reason they don’t hire drivers is that they WANT to be in those magazines.

That is all