January 19, 2010

Things I Don't "Get"

A Cranky Cathy Post!

It is Tuesday but it feels like Monday and I'm irritable. Mostly, because the guy in the cube next to me is so dang loud I feel like throwing my desk crucifix at him to scare his Baptist self into deep silence! It's nice to have a job though, except some days I wish I was the only one here! But, I love everybody!

Can we talk?

What is the point of the "Google friends" thingie in the sidebar? Is this like the failed Wave experiment with Argent? An honest question. Is this set of friends going to mean more info for me to track that I don't have time for now? I don't "follow" many blogs-only a handful. Does this mean I don't care? No. It just means I don't have time. I can barely read the handful I DO follow. My spiritual reading is in the crapper with my clock because I just don't have enough hours in my day. So, here, have some more stuff to read!

Which brings me to another surly question, and my moment of respect to William Shatner, (and shout if you feel me!) Does anyone in Catholic blogdom or Catholic online life actually have a job? a life? There seem to be a lot of folks who are online dang near 24/7. Is upper abuse rampant in Catholicism and it's just never talked about? When do people pray? Are they Tweeting in the Adoration Chapel?

My Farmville in Facebook is such a disgrace it should be plowed over and the land used for a strip mall. I just don't give enough of a ---- to sit thru the tutorial. "Brief" as it may be that's another 2 minutes of my life I'll never get back.

Thank you for your kind attention. Why are you reading this in the middle of the day? Why am I posting this? It IS my lunch time (an actual lunch hour is something I only dream about). Yeah, I should be eating!

Later. Please remember to pray for me when you actually have a few minutes to do that. Thanks!


Blogger Vincenzo said...

"What is the point of the "Google friends" thingie in the sidebar?"

You can see new people and find their blogs - people who might not comment and only read.

"There seem to be a lot of folks who are online dang near 24/7."

Shhhh! I like some of my friends who entertain me 24/7! Don't spoil it!

"My Farmville in Facebook is such a disgrace it should be plowed over and the land used for a strip mall"

Go harvest that eggplant before it dies! Then dip it in Italian breadcrumbs and fry it for me.

"Yeah, I should be eating!"

That's right makes us lunch!

"Please remember to pray for me when you actually have a few minutes to do that."


January 19, 2010 12:08 PM  
Blogger Terry Nelson said...

Ah huh.

January 19, 2010 12:12 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Does anyone else think that Cathy needs more chocolate in her life?


January 19, 2010 12:20 PM  
Anonymous Austringer said...

It's a sunlight-deprivation thing: we Minnesotans are prone to it. Sunlight and some chocolate will set you up amazingly, Cathy. Flowers wouldn't hurt...

I don't know about others, but since I'm mostly self-employed, I can easily check out, follow, and comment on an interesting thread if one presents itself. It's a mood thing as well: sometimes I feel like checking out my favorite blogs, sometimes (most of the time) I can't be bothered. It's also seasonal: no weeding in the garden necessary now.

January 19, 2010 2:54 PM  
Blogger Cathy_of_Alex said...

Bede: I could argue for something in my life but I'm tempted to make an inappropriate comment. You know me-guess! lol

Austringer: I'll send you my address and I love roses! :-)

Vin: I know and that's why you don't sleep!

Ter agrees with me. I always have Ter! {{{{big hug}}}

January 19, 2010 4:06 PM  
Blogger Argent said...

LOL, Wave experiment. My first thought in reading that was, "What, were we doing home perms?"

You know, Lent is coming up less than a month away. Time to start thinking about deserts and fasting and all that good stuff.

January 19, 2010 4:19 PM  
Blogger Adrienne said...

I absolutely have not one tiny smidgen of an iota of a life except on the computer.

Nuff said...

January 19, 2010 6:35 PM  
Blogger swissmiss said...

I just got DSL and am burning off some pent-up conspicuous computer-time consumption!!

And Farmville is a teaching tool :)

January 19, 2010 8:16 PM  
Blogger Cathy_of_Alex said...

Auntie: I don't believe that.

Swissy: I know and my farm has granted them to your homeschool! :-)

Argent: Toni home perms!!!! AARGH! Oh, the memories.

January 19, 2010 9:11 PM  
Blogger nazareth priest said...

To all: Prayers promised. Every day!

January 19, 2010 9:23 PM  
Blogger belinda said...

Cathy, Terry, Vince, Adrienne, and Leo
I am totally embarrassed about how much time I've spent reading your blogs, even though I love 'em. I shrink in my chair when I think about the many stupid long winded responses that I've written.

Depressed or lonely people who may or may not be fed up with their families spend too much time on the computer.(you can only clean your house so much before you lose your mind)

My darling blog administrator never spoke to me (I trained him)yet after 6 months on the computer he's decided to talk- and about EVERYTHING and now he wont stop.
( I'll have to retrain him)I don't normally chat with anyone.

My daughter Elizabeth asked me, " Mom , how much time do you spend on the computer?" Then after my reply she said , that's too bad because with that same amount of time spent in school you could have been working on a degree in something.
Worse yet, I've got a kid standing next to me waiting to talk to me but I can't I'm on the *&@#!

I've cut back and I'm trying not to blog in front of my children.
I miss my friends on facebook, and twitter. I have no idea what Vince is eating for the day and I keep thinking that if I don't post on my blog today no one will come back to say "hi". Except Adrienne - she promised ;)
Is it too late to get in on Fathers prayers?

January 19, 2010 9:49 PM  
Blogger Anna B. said...

because the guy in the cube next to me is so dang loud I feel like throwing my desk crucifix at him to scare his Baptist self into deep silence!...


Cube city feels like I'm under a microscope, it can be draining...:(


January 19, 2010 11:18 PM  
Blogger LarryD said...

Does anyone in Catholic blogdom or Catholic online life actually have a job? a life? There seem to be a lot of folks who are online dang near 24/7.

I m replyng whle drvng on the xpresswy (txtng on phon0 n i cn say tht i dont use compytr 24/7 at all! i do hve a job n i wrk vry hadr at it...OMG A CAR S COMIG AT ME!!!!111!!!

January 20, 2010 2:24 PM  
Blogger Cathy_of_Alex said...

Belinda: Oh, great, make me feel bad! :-)

Anna: I know! It is a cube sea in my office. I think there are people in there who have not been seen for 10 years because they can't find their way out!

Larry: Where'd you leave your will? Terry, just called me wondering if you left him anything!

January 20, 2010 4:16 PM  
Blogger LarryD said...

I'm okay, Cathy. Tell Terry that yes I'm leaving him something...the bills!! ha ha

January 21, 2010 7:04 AM  
Blogger Tancred said...

I wouldn't have met you if it weren't for blogdom. I'm glad of that.

January 22, 2010 12:56 AM  
Blogger Cathy_of_Alex said...

Tancred: That just proved my point about how bad it all is!!!!!

Kidding. Good point. I'm glad I met you too, cuz!

January 22, 2010 8:03 AM  
Anonymous Tancred said...

Magwitch! I think I need to learn to talk Indian. I only remember a few words and phrases grandma and my uncles used.

For example, I used to call my little sister, "Gig" as a child, which I think is an intensifier.

Ojib is part of the Algonquin language tree and it has an important place in American literature and history (understatement), its ancient sounds are often part of our place names and its ancient quality often lends a sense of depth to an otherwise shopping mall ridden landscape.

As another aside, I saw an old warrior walking downtown and I could kind of tell he'd been in the military, just a feeling I got. I could see him as a young man striding through the jungles of southeast Asia (my uncle D got his purple heart there as a Master Sergeant), completely at home in the beautiful forest, ready for anything. He was around sixty, a man of not a little dignity. My heart leapt a little when I saw him, like it does when a graceful buck comes leaps out of the woods along the roadside.

January 22, 2010 11:48 AM  
Blogger nazareth priest said...

belinda: Nevah!
I'll be here prayin' till the Lord calls me home...which, considering the lifespan of my grandparents, aunts, uncles...is gonna be about 40 more years, unless a bus hits me (unlikely in the WI "neverland"...). All of you got my prayers every day.
I promise that!

January 22, 2010 9:56 PM  
Blogger Ray from MN said...

What's "Farmville." But please don't tell me.

Evidence that I spend way too much time reading on the internet is that I am always the last guy to chime in on these kind of discussions, and even more importantly, the answer to Swissie's Weekend Kneeler Jeopardy has already been solved several times by the time I get over there.

OMG, It's 7:30 on Saturday morning and I'm late for WKJ again! And I know I have the correct answer, stated in the correct manner. Plus lots of backup information about it. Part of the problem is that once I start typing (or talking, for that matter), I can't stop.

January 23, 2010 7:32 AM  
Blogger belinda said...

Thank you so much Father.
You wrote that you had 40 more years. I hope that's true. The social security administration also knows how long you've got by family names. I was looking up my mothers maiden name and the Social security administration projects that my mom's family lives well above the national average surpassing 80 - 85 and longer. However I believe that I will be the genetic fluke. (I read other stuff besides blogs therein lies the problem)


January 23, 2010 3:30 PM  

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