Saturday, November 18, 2006

I'll Be Lost in Love and Havin' Some Fun With My Cynical Girl

Julie in L. A., does this look like yours?

Myspace continues to be a source of amusement for me. I think it's funny that I'm too old for it and yet I'm on there anyway. There are also things that annoy me about it. Hell, why don't I just go ahead and make a couple of lists. And I suppose I should provide you with a link to my very own Myspace.

Things that annoy me about Myspace:

1.) The creeps who keep bugging me even though I specifically say I don't want to meet them in the "Who I Want to Meet" section. Almost every single one of these guys write in their messages to me and on their Myspace profile that they are looking for fun. So, does "fun" mean that they want to come over and play records and dance? Yeah, I didn't think so. Why don't they just say that they're looking for sex. Judging from some of the other things they've written to me, they don't seem to have problems being very specific about their wants in general. Do regular women, who aren't looking to make money off poor horny schlubs, really communicate with these guys?

2.) The girls who want me to do some live web cam thing. Wha? I don't get it. Is this the Myspace version of a 1-900 number and why don't the creepy men just go to these sites and leave the rest of us women alone?

3.) That the site is constantly bugging out on me. I can't tell you how many times I get the "an unexpected error has occurred" message from the site... I know, I know, what the hell do I want for free, anyway?

4.) That when you put in a friend request, Myspace says, "Currently awaiting approval from..."It makes me seem so needy. I'm just asking some person or band I know to add me to their site. I do not, however, need anyone's fucking approval.

Things I like about Myspace:

1.) It is free and I've hooked up with and reestablished relationships with people, (both in town and out) who I haven't seen in quite some time.

2.) I really like making the page different every week. Either on Friday or Saturday of every week, I change my background, put up new pics, change the song and try to halfway coordinate it all in a way that cracks me up. As usual, the photos I use for my background are very Iowa/Iowa City in nature.

3.) It amuses me that some of my daughters' friends are asking me to be their Myspace friends. I think they find it hilarious that someone's mom has a Myspace too and sometimes they put up comments in their shortened, teenage/text message, language. (liberally using exclamation points and LOL's the way they do)

4.) The girls and I all have each other in our top eight's. I think it could be a good disciplinary tool from now on. If the girls don't behave properly, I could lower their postion to the bottom of my top friend's list, and when they're really bad, I would take them off altogether - banishing them to the back pages of the "View all of my friends" list.


Neil said...

I feel so out of it NOT having a MySpace account. Does it provide an immediacy to interacting with others that a blog doesn't?

Churlita said...

No, I think a blog is better all the way around for that and because people write in their blogs often and Myspace doesn't change much. I'm mostly on it as a way to keep an eye on my daughters. It is better for finding and reestablishing relationships with friends who are on there - especially if you know a lot of people who play music.

julie in l.a. said...

Yes...the Sunkist! I do appreciate your effort in finding in for me. The autumn leaves really bring out its harvest-colored hue. Thanks for the pic--brings back memories of bygone sorority day hell... :)

Churlita said...

I aim to please.

Remiman said...

Crap, I can't remember my myspace password.
Oh well, You're here and I'm here. So that works....right?

Churlita said...

Yeah, I still think blog reading is so much better than Myspace.

Anonymous said...

That's pretty stout, to be able to threaten to drop your girls from your top 8! I love it.

Churlita said...

Yeah, I would never be able to do it for real, but the thought sure cracks me up.