Thursday, October 20, 2005

There May Yet Be Tears

I might just be pre-menstrual, or maybe it's because today would have been my Dad's birthday if he was still alive, or maybe it's because Monday was the 20th anniversary of my Mum's death, or maybe it's because I still have a rotten sinus infection and now an ear infection... but I find myself walking a bit of an emotional tightrope today. One false step and it's tears. I'm pretty emotionally self-sufficient and stable, so it's unusual for me to feel raw like this, you know without watching Oprah anyway. Anyhoo, it is what it is.

The negative stuff aside, I've done my usual surfing of the internets superwebway this morning (ok, actually a little more than usual - but faced with reconciling a share loan plan, what would you rather?) and it made me reflect on how grateful I am for the connections that this media allows. I mean, on one level it's like having a huge bunch of pen pals. The fact that I might never meet any of the people that I like to read, and share comments with, doesn't make the friendships that I've formed online any less real for me. It's very, very cool.

I think I'm about to hug my monitor now...

9 comments:

Michael said...

That's a lot for one man, A. I'm sure I can't imagine how it feels for you sometimes/all the times.
What I can imagine is your feeling about folks around here and linked parts afield. It's a comfort and a pleasure and if I can be either of those for you, I'm glad of it.

Also, if you hugging your monitor right now, know that my laptop is, as its name implies, betwixt my thighs.

The Other Andrew said...

"Also, if you hugging your monitor right now, know that my laptop is, as its name implies, betwixt my thighs."

:-) Stupid lucky laptop.

Thanks for the sweet words Mr Mike, in the dictionary under adorable there's a picture of you. I think it's a combo of all of those things I listed plus the feeling crappy. Normal transmission will resume shortly. Thanks.

The Other Andrew said...

'...betwixt my thighs' also gave me a Kaylee (Jewel Staite) moment from 'Serenity' - where she complains about not having anything 'betwixt her nethers' that wasn't battery operated. Snort. One of the best lines in the film.

Bodhi said...

M'kay, now say "My name is Andrew, and I'm over-emotional"

Everyone say "Hi Andrew", back.

OK, for some reason this now all seems strangely familiar ...

Seems milestones and anniversaries of sorts seem to be quite de rigour this week. Tuesday (18th October) marked 18 months for me since I last phyically saw my parents after I came out to them. Lets just say they have not reacted well. On a slightly happier note, yesterday (Wednesday) marked 7 years exactly since I became a Buddhist.

And whats planned for next week, I hear you ask? Well, for one its not about moi but indeed it happens that Rabbit will celebrate 6 years of being sober and clean on Friday (28th October). Yaaayy Da Bunny! Hoppy AA Birthday Dude (that Hoppy for Da Bunny was intential, not a mispelling, blame The Kid for starting that one).

Glad we can be an outlet and connection for your Oprahfied cathartic emotional outpourings, Andrew, truly, I am.

[[[[Group Cyber-Hug]]]]

worldpeace and a speedboat said...

I love that quote. especially as she's whinging to Mal about it... and Jayne ogling in the background.

my word verification - geekgbzk - geek biscuit!

Bodhi said...

Hmmmmmmmm, Jayne ... ogling

My word verification: twnkmgc - twink magic! And speaking of which; I have been busily sms'ing an internet cutie for past few days, and we are hopefully going to hook up at my place next week. He's Jay, he's 25, he's hella cute. Be still my beating gay heart!

Sunshine said...

Oh - that is oh so cute!! :) *hugz*

duane said...

Ditto!! It is so great that I get to read about/meet people like you! It is always a pleasure!

The Other Andrew said...

Thanks guys! Back at ya.