A few weeks back, I was flipping through the Facebook stream and noticed a blurb my former (and soon to be again) summer boss had put up. I recognized it immediately as something that a number of bloggers were participating in, and was suddenly intrigued. I mean, was it possible that my boss, the one who predicted my marriage to Slappy from day 2 of dating had a blog? Really?
It took Slappy about 30 seconds to track down her blog(Google: the end of anonymity). My boss has a blog. And instead of playing it cool and stalking her secretly, I immediately left a comment stammering about how, dude, I have a blog. And she has a blog. And holy crap, we’re both bloggers.
It was every bit as cheesy as it seems.
And now I read her blog and I know she reads here. And in a few months we will be working together, most likely pretending as if the other doesn’t lead a double life online. I don’t know why the whole situation confuses me as much as it does, but I’ve never accidentally found someone I know online. And I’ve almost never had to pretend that my blog doesn’t exist. Except, I mean, around all my coworkers, and family and real life friends. But other than that, you know, like never.
It makes me ponder giving up the anonymity. Telling you where I’m going to school next year, telling you what degree I’m going for (though if you’re very mission impossible-esque, all you’d have to do is read some old comments and you’d know where I’m going because, um, some of my commenters are not the most discreet (*cough*Daisy and Melissa*cough*)). Why not?
I guess the fear of people intruding on my life. The fear of getting thrown out of school for saying something I shouldn’t (what? Me, criticize a school? Never. More on that tomorrow, by the way…)
Eh, it’s something to consider. But probably not act on right away. You can file this blog entry under stream-of-consciousness-to-fill-the-void-of-silence because I think I just wrote about 6 paragraphs that you’ll never get back. Sorry ’bout that. But hey, I didn’t say anything about my heinously endless headache.