Monday, June 23, 2008

I hate blogs

I hate blogs.

It seems somewhat unusual then that I should spend even an insignificant amount of time writing about them; but since I have chosen to do so I will explain why this blog entry might be both my first and maybe my last.

The problem with blogs is that everyone has one. If you have a MySpace account and you are totally "into" it (editing the HTML, posting videos and etc.), then chances are you have a blog. There is a lot of information to be had from them, but for the most part I don't want to read about the trials and travails of people that I have no personal attachment to. If I knew who you were, I might log on just to see what was going on in your life, but I wouldn't make it a daily habit – I have far too many interests and problems of my own than to watch the soap opera of your life, sorry.

I really don't have anything interesting to say; at the very least it's not interesting enough for anyone to actually contact me – I would rather prefer an interpersonal e-mail or live chat (or face-to-face) than cold second-person opinions if I did.

To diverge on another facet of online life that I despise: computer dating. This is not to say that I haven't attempted to utilize these nefarious processes, quite the opposite: I have signed up for every one that I've ever heard of at one point in time or another. The problem with this is that I am a particularly unattractive individual… or maybe it's the fact that I can never bring myself to actually contact the women who sign up with them (more realistically it is probably a combination of the two).

In any eventuality, I would feel guilty saddling anyone with the sheer amount of psuedo-psychological pathos involved in my total "being." I'm not adverse to meeting or talking to women, but I have this bizarre phobia that if I go out on a date with a girl, and (against all hope) she likes me, I might look for unusual reasons to break it off – this is perhaps because of the very rare (and only one intimate) relationships I've had, the female half of such a coupling likes to "talk the talk, but not walk the walk." No, I'm not referring to sex – get your head out of the gutter.

If you need more details than that I'll gladly give them , but the bottom line is this: Ladies, if you want me to show some interest in you, do me the courtesy of showing some interest in me though I won't ask for it.

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