(Note: This is a repost from last week. Uh, apparently I broke Blogger the first time I posted this, but now it seems to be working ok. And, no, I am NOT capable of just letting this post RIP - I really did have to repost it. Stubborn? Just a tad. ;) )
It is snowing. And it is April. And since not all of us have facial hair and a PhotoShopping spouse, we have to rely on other things to convey how we are feeling about life. And when I say "other things" I mean, of course, my thesis-thwarting nemesis: GoogleChat, Gmail's more-addictive-than-nicotine-or-Dr-Pepper instant messaging system. Or, as we call it in the business, gChat. (And, really, if you haven't tried it yet, you should! Unless, of course, you have ANYTHING that you want to accomplish in your life, in which case you should avoid it at all costs, by which I mean disconnect yourself from the internet, sell your computer, quit your job, and go live in the mountains, where you won't have a cell phone signal, much less wifi. Or indoor plumbing. But the whole indoor plumbing thing is a small price to pay for productivity, which is why you'll want to escape the gChat habit. But I digress.)
And so I know, from my gChat habit, that I am not the only one who is a little bitter about snow in April, as evidenced by yesterday's gChat with Lauren...
Lauren: it's snowing
Lauren: which is part of my malaise
me: and you've been so happy about it being spring-y lately!
Lauren: I know! it totally has ruined my entire life.
Lauren: I am not melodramatic at ALL
... and by Janell, who's gChat status this morning read: "i'd like to petition a formal complaint with the weather gods."
And as further evidence that I am hooked on this gChat thing to a really rather frightening extent, and apparently feel the need to use it constantly, since it's there, here are a bunch of the recent gChat statuses (statii?) that I have seen recently, which I apparently copied and saved just to prove that my friends are really funny...?
flee, snakes, flee! - Janell
Fry sauce should be only eaten by democrats - Josh
it's 1:38. I'm violently tired and can't sleep and have to be up in 6 hours. Hooray! - Lauren
me want sleepy - Josh
International Day for Landmine Awareness and Assistance - Janell
tomorrow is TUESDAY. let's get fired up. - Lauren
The camel is a horse designed by a committee. - Janell
economagic time! - Chris
endorphins, please. to go. - Lauren
H8TING APA - Jeremy
It's the end of the semester and we know it! - Chris
Is it 7pm yet? - Danielle
sleep chatting - John
...even if you are my least favorite vegetable! - Janell
another year without Armageddon. few! - Janell
And today's favorite, from Josh:
Sometimes I'm right but when I'm not Margaret lets me know
Right-o, kids, right-o.
And, since you asked (didn't you? oh, you couldn't care less? really?! then why are you reading my blog, huh? huh? huh? HUH??), my gChat statii have recently been the following:
blogging for a minute
the email, the email, woho the email
in Kiche class
thesisizing the day long day
in Samoan class
thesis thesis thesis thesis thesis thesis thesis thesis thesis thesis thesis thesis thesis thesis thesis
...and right now, since I KNOW you care, it is:
feeling sick right now and likely to be hyper later from eating too many peanut M&M's
...in response to which Danielle just gChatted the following to me, which I really feel sums up the joy that can come into your life as you let people know how you are feeling moment-to-moment, using the gChat status bar:
"At least you didn't just scarf down a pound of potato salad. "Hi, I'm Danielle - the Michelin Man's Wife. Lovely to meet you. Want some potato salad from HoneyBaked Ham?"
End of public service announcement.
And blog out.