Tuesday, October 11, 2005

"Where'd all the good people go"

It's a little surreal to have that title when I'm listening to Linkin Park (which is more suited to my mood as I type this).

So it seems that everyone this weekend was away again, forcing me to go on a walkabout in blogdom. I've got to say the mid-afternoon walkabouts, yield some interesting content...a little bit more American content than late night travels. This particular cluster of blogs was actually from 3 different forays - I did have a bit of a social life this weekend. So here goes:

1. Mike - 27 from Belgium. His entire site is in French (not surprisingly). He has a lovely image in his current post which he describes this way, "Un miroir brise qui dissimule, tel la moitie immergee de l'iceberg, un cactus sournois, ou l'imagedu couple dechire." Of course, I can't put in the proper accents, and perhaps P'tit-Loup would like to hazard a translation because I was lost after un miroir...

2. Agelessbeauty - 22 year old woman in Ottowa, Ontario, Canada. She's a hockey fan and a student. She's working on papers and still managing to cook awesome looking dinners...and get her hair dyed. I dropped her a comment about the nummy looking food before heading out.

3. P'los Animais - This site was in Portugese, so I couldn't read the pop-up that I clicked on, which I suspect was warning me that the site contained gruesome pictures of animals being tortured and abused. Next!

4. Christian Rowena - I don't know what to make of this site. No age or gender or location was noted. It looks like a lot of different styles and levels of maturity in writing. But randomly, there is also this from a post: "Mundanes are always communicating more information than they realize. While in this realm you can feel the disconnection with others, and know this is not right." Certainly this person, or persons, is anything but mundane!

5. Canadian Friends of Sudan - They had a vision statement...part of which is this: "CFS is dedicated to building a Sudan in which all people are free of slavery, oppression and violence, and live in peace." And all from Canada! Excellent...another reason to emigrate.

6. Megan Falkland - this is another blog that confused me...much in the same way that Christian was confusing. She seems to be 1) a senior in high school visiting colleges (she likes Notre Dame), writing rap songs, and sketching fantasy characters with swords; or 2) a middle aged housewife discussing her sons leaving for college and posting articles about divorce. I actually think it is a mother/daughter blog. Bold move...and it begs the question of who is the real Megan Falkland?

7. Cutie - a woman from Belleville, Michigan, age unknown. Her bio says she investigates child abuse - another social worker, I presume. She's waxing lyrical about mustard greens and doing an admirable job restraining herself from taking out her obnoxious teenage neighbor. This seems like a groovy woman! I'll be checking in on her again.

8. Radicalismo - man, age unknown, location unknown. He's looking at choices and getting out of boxes. Perhaps most fascinating about this blog is that his first spam commenter (he's only on his second post) purports to know Harriet Miers and, of course, has a blog that's a guide to home furnishing and gifts! Gah! Good luck, radicalismo...I hope you find that word verification function soon.

9. David - 26 year old from Fredericksburg, Virginia. He's a trashtalker and clearly has a bizarre sense of humor. He's someone I think I could love to hate, so I might have to pop in on him again to test my theory. Right now, he's harrassing some poor man named Troy who had the misfortune to have a tape from his high school years released into the ether of the internet. Our David has created a separate website dedicated to the mockery of said poor soul.

10. Phirlie - 16 year old boy in Singapore. He plays the drums. He loves soccer. He writes in a sort of English street pidgin. What I could catch is that he is frustrated that when he gets to know a girl, she changes her mind about being with him. He's given up on girls. He also mentions that he's not fasting for Ramadan.

11. Masterteacher - 40 year old man in Reno, NV. He's a teacher - you think?! He lvoes running and particularly with his dog, Chico, who is a gorgeous Gold Retriever. He ran the Bay to Breakers in 2004 - this is a Bay Area event in SF. Running, running, running...that's pretty much his blog.

I hope by the time you read this (I often write my posts a night ahead of when I post), I should be in less of a Linkin Park mood...let's hope for the sake of my co-workers and patients that's true, anyway.

19 comments:

LavaLady said...

Hmmm. I often just read and never think about who or what I just read...

I like when you do this little synopsis of the blogs you visit.

A Likin Park mood - I think I've been in one, but I don't listen to LP, so I'd call it something else. Not exactly a Nirvana mood, not exactly a Rage Against the Machine Mood.

Today I'm in a Prince mood, which is a very good thing. I blasted one of my favourites from Sign o' the Times (I have lots of favourites on that album) and danced around my room this morning. It felt good! Hope you are in a sunnier mood soon.

Hyde said...

I like when you give the blog tour too, but you should give links, so we can go check them out!

-h-

spinsterwitch said...

Lavalady - I need to get some quality Prince because that is some damn fine dance music.

Hyde - I thought about putting up links this time, but I was already half way through. Next time...

the urban fox said...

They don't sound anywhere near as much fun as your blog, Spin.

red one said...

Yes, I think I prefer to have blogs served up the Spin way rather than visiting them myself! Spin's blogtour is much more fun than the actual blogs, I reckon.

Is it Canada or Sudan you are thinking of emigrating to?

red

Flash said...

Our part of Blogland does seem to go desolately (sp?) quiet at times doesn't it? I even hit the next blog button for the first time in yonks the other day, with none of the luck you had.

Alecya Giovanni said...

I think between Lava and Spin I just fell in love. I don't know any women who like the music i do, and here are two that do! Woohoo. I posted that Fallout Boy songon my blog the other day, 'cause I was in that mood, although, I am almost in a "Get Off" a la Prince mood right now. Don't know why. I had Prince the hits 1 and 2 but my ex stole hits 2...

I do like your summaries. Its nice.

spinsterwitch said...

Alecya - I kinda have to like Prince, I grew up in Minneapolis...that sound along with the Time and Sheena E. were all really big about middle school and early high school.

Chapstick said...

teh...pink... *urrrk*

I happen to be in a Transformer Di Roboter mood today, which sucks, cause I only have one of their songs.... Boo

Mrs. Mystic said...

So you went for a walkabout, as they say down under.

Hippy Chick said...

So for all of you who haven't known Spin as long as I have, this is not a new talent. One time (at band camp...) Bee Dragon and I went with Spin to a Scottish Festival. The place had an old house on the property where there were tours and things were kept "authentic" from however many years ago. Not only was Spin's side commentary more accurate than the tour guide, it was way more fun an interesting. Too bad it doesn't pay as much as sitting listening to other people whine about their problems ;) (which by the way you are also quite talented at!)

Fred said...

You did some traveling, woman! At least the first class seat was cheap.

cutie said...

Awww! You called me groovy! I'm blushin' here....

Oh, by the way, I'm 38, but feel 27. Can I say that??

Thanks!

Cutie

Ryan said...

thanx 4 the well wishes i think your blog rocks!

P'tit-Loup said...

I too enjoy the blog tours "a la Spin." I very much enjoy finding sites from other parts of the world. Unfortunately, I usually pick up a virus or trojan horse whenever I do a tour. Maybe I should limit the number of blogs I visit?
"Un miroir brise qui dissimule, tel la moitie immergee de l'iceberg, un cactus sournois, ou l'imagedu couple dechire."

A broken mirror which hides, like the half of a submerged iceberg, a tricky cactus, or the ripped out picture of a couple. Or something to that effect. He uses the word sournois, and I can't think of an appropriate english word. My best example would be how a cat acts when trying to get the cheese off the table. But sneaky is not right either.

red one said...

Thanks for the translation, P'tit-Loup. Mike from Belgium now sounds quite interesting.

Now maybe someone can translate something else: band camp. This is the second time I've come across this phrase in blogworld recently, but I've no idea what it is.

Help a limey, will ya?

red

spinsterwitch said...

Red - It's from this movie American Pie...it's this cliche about band people being kind of geeky. It's an amusing teenage boy movie that then spawned 2 sequels that really aren't too bad either (probably because it's easy to keep your expectations low with this type of movie).

Hippy Chick said...

...and to add to the band camp explanation, the phrase in the movie is alway said by Alison Hannigan (of Buffy fame, as Willow)and what she does at band camp is invariably something very sexual, for example masturbating with her flute :)

spinsterwitch said...

Ahhh...my sweet Allison!