Good thing this was surrounded by high chainlink fences and barbed waaaarrr when I was a kid because I always thought it would make great monkey-bars!

luckyshuckyThis picture is a detail of the big power sub-station that I have known all my life. It is right next to the Sault Ste. Siberia locks and we would drive by it all the time when I was a kid. It is still there and it is still surrounded by a high chainlink fence topped with barbed waaaarr. I know because it’s on my Sault Ste. Siberia walking route.

So, I’m thinking about what I wrote yesterday about political blahgging. What the heck did I write yesterday? I’ll have to go and check. Doo-dah-doo-dah-doo Grok grok. Oh yeah, it was the usual bunch of incoherent blather and blarney. Anyway. I was thinking some more today and I just want to make sure everyone knows that just because I choose not to talk about politics on my blahg very often (or even in life), it doesn’t mean that I think everyone else should avoid political topics on their blahgs. I think what I really meant to say was that not blahgging about political topics was just one of my own personal rules about blahgging.

I’ve been thinking a lot about social media on the Internet lately and people [in general] will state all kinds of opinions about blogging or Twitter or Myspace or Facebook or Linked-In or whatever, whether they are informed about those sites or not. Good or bad? It does not compute! I guess I like to think of all this stuff as tools. I think that each person needs to decide which of those tools they are going to use and, for those that they decide to use, they need to make their own personal rules about how they will use them. My blahgging rules have been evolving since I first starting posting short on-line journal entries (uh, think Twitter) and pictures on a static html website six years ago. I won’t bore y’all with my personal rules for blahgging. They are complex and they often morph over time.

My fav-o-rite social media tool right now is Twitter. I was skeptical at first. But I love that I can know what people are doing without all that phone convo stuff. Like, when people call me and ask, “How are you?”, I always want to reply with with “Dooya have five hours?” I know that no one wants that detail.

Blahg on! Or Twitter or whatever you wanna do. Form your own rules!

And. I now have two moe-skee-toe bites.

4 Responses to “Good thing this was surrounded by high chainlink fences and barbed waaaarrr when I was a kid because I always thought it would make great monkey-bars!”

  1. Sam Says:

    Sure the bites aren’t from (lots of news stories on this lately) BEDbugs? Not that I would know what a bedbug bite looks like (har)….

  2. Margaret Says:

    I am holding back on Twitter because I think I could become obsessed with it–and I don’t need that!!

  3. Dog Mom Says:

    um, yeah, your blahgging rules hold just fine…. until Froggy slugs back Listerine and Laundry Detergent and escapes from the laundry basket….

  4. Tonya Says:

    It’s all what we wish to make of it! I love Twitter, too. (And can’t imagine NOT blogging). I could probably do without Facebook, but I’ve come to enjoy it because of the wide range of people on it that I know, including relatives, coworkers, and high school classmates (mostly people who don’t Twitter or blog). I’ve always hated the telephone, so this is my favorite way of connecting with folks.