I feel dorky that I just invited Jo Spanglemonkey over to hang out, and it was sort of meant to be a work/study date, but I could barely pay attention as work people kept IM-ing and calling and emailing and I was trying to write stuff and actually-work at the same time. While occasionally popping into Reality consciousness and brightly remarking on things in a probably bizarre manner to my friend who I barely get to see anymore. WELL... at least I know she understands. I feel like a caricature of modern person who is very annoyingly always texting while in real life conversations or who has a permanent brain input/output jack implanted and talks to themself a lot, inappropriately laughing during serious conversations. I like the moments of being on 10 channels with other people who are also on 10 channels, but oh, the moments when we shut the computers and just look at each other in the face and are completely present as much as we can be from our odd little skulls.
Now Jo is gone for the day and I wish I had shut the computer for real and wrenched my brain into the Now to be with her. It's a feeling I often have lately.
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