A Not-So-Serious Post (except for the end).

My one rule on the 1nt3rw3bZ when it comes to links in "About Me" sections: not to leave one for my blog and Tumblr (basically anything involving writing) on other sites. For example, my Last.fm, Twitter, YouTube and Flickr pages don't have click-through links to them. But if you somehow stumble upon my blog and Tumblr, you have access to, well, pretty much everything.

There's a reason why only two of my real life friends know about this blog. I don't mind strangers having access to my posts, but I get a crazy, almost overwhelming feeling that people I know are overstepping some kind of boundary when they read my personal thoughts. But maybe I'M just crazy. And possessive.

Well, I've been found. I woke up from a night of glorious, glorious sleep to find an email on my Blackberry: "_____ started following you. Win! Love, TumblrBot." No. NO. NOOOOOO! I know I'm not at all creative when it comes to creating link names (they're all some form of "marianney") but still! What prompted him to type it into Tumblr when I have no links to it anywhere?! It's really kind of creepy if you think about it. Anyway, my last Tumblr post was addressed to him and said something along the lines of: "Please unfollow me. Ktnxbai." in hopes that it will prevent our mutual friends from adding me as well. Sigh, I don't like this.

I have a favor to ask of you. Yes, you, reading this.

My friend (read: Hug post) texted me last night saying he got a call-back from his Santa Clara Vanguard snare line auditions! That's one hurdle out of the way. Please, send positive thoughts for him for the next couple of weeks. Maybe I'm biased, but he truly deserves a spot on that line! I'm not exaggerating when I say that every free moment of his life is spent drumming in preparation for next summer, his age-out year. So, please, send positive thoughts. Rub a rabbit's foot. Wish on shooting stars. Throw a coin in the fountain for him. He deserves this. And it'd be the best feeling in the world to see him decked out in uniform, pouring his heart out on the field and hopefully winning a championship ring in the process.

Also, I realize there is a clear overuse of parentheses in this post. I am therefore forbidden to use them in future entries. Fin.


10 Responses to "A Not-So-Serious Post (except for the end)."

Anonymous said... December 21, 2009 at 1:26 PM

i feel the exact same way. i have a couple friends who read my blog. its kind of odd. its as if i want everyone but MY world to see it.

betherr,! said... December 22, 2009 at 7:51 AM

i know also what you mean, i have a couple friends that read my blog. and sometimes, i wish that i didn't have it that way. i wish i kept it secret. but it's good for me, because it's the only way i can get things out that makes sense, you know?

Brent said... December 22, 2009 at 7:39 PM

haha i know exactly what you mean. i think my blog was linked on my facebook for a few days before i realized how much i don't want my personal thoughts to be read by certain people and friends. happy holidays!

Anonymous said... December 24, 2009 at 4:11 PM

Merry Christmas week to you too(:
hope its filled with lots of joy!!

mart and lu said... December 25, 2009 at 9:00 PM

i hope your friend does really well with his audition! i hope you had a very merry christmas!

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Krysten Hartenstein said... December 26, 2009 at 5:04 PM

Generally, I don't mind who reads my blog. It is frustrating, though, when I need to vent about something but have to worry about who will read that vent. Yikes.

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