Wednesday, April 09, 2008

The Inner Net

the internet is nice and all, but lately I have been enjoying this old thing called a phone and it turns out, it comes in pretty handy.

The internet is such a great place to escape to, but sometimes I just need to be where I am escaping from, and it turns out that there is a lot worth facing in the real world.

11 comments:

B. said...

Do strangers ever call you to hear an appendix joke?

Damian said...

I am thinking about taking out an add in the Yellow Pages for "Appendix Jokes", but I'd be listed after AAApendix jokes, so I don't know if it'd be worth it.

Danny said...

Ironically you are on the internet, on your phone, like 24/7. Maybe you should get not an iphone.

aporitic said...

Escape is underrated.

Barbaloot said...

I prefer avoidance of all things technology-related in general. Good to see you Sunday at conference and Happy Belated Birthday!

Wendi said...

Sounds like you really like your iphone!! :D
On another note...
Damian, thanks for the previous post. Since we have gone to the same schools most our life, I knew exactly which people you were referring to and have their names and faces so vivid in my mind. I identified with your uneasiness/fear of ridicule with befriending them, yet feeling their pangs of lonliness and knew that I should do something but not sure what. I remember when I stumbled upon Eljin's home for the first time. He had it real rough, and truth be told it choked me up. As I have gotten older and social pressures of school have been removed, the fear of approaching others that isolate themselves is almost eliminated completely. Yet, I still kick myself that I didn't do something more when I was younger. Best to set aside financial status, who is friends with whom, jobs, cars, homes, physical characteristics, cleanliness, religion, origin, or historical baggage and discover the goodness in those around us through acknowlegdement. Sometimes, it can be a hard line to draw as it is required to distinguish between safety and kindness in a world that can be a very scary place.

a. said...

weird. we blogged about the same thing today in a round about way. although i found a way to incorporate star trek into mine.

B. said...

Hello, a.

- b.

Carmen said...

I'm with Danny, you don't leave the internet too far away. I think texting is the new old internet.

PS: I would like to make the argument that televison is slightly superior to the web in the relm of escapism; it doesn't make comments or have feelings.

Rachel said...

AMEN!!!! time for another millcreek bonfire. mid june?

Cindy said...

I'm fond of duck ponds.