Get a hobby......

*utter these words and I will encourage you to play in traffic*


If someone else says that to me I will kick them in the throat thrice. Oh yes, I'll do it..... thrice! I was talking to an acquaintance a few days ago about how much I love twitter, blogging, and other online activities. Their response, "Get a hobby and a life..." Of course in true Alise fashion I delivered the side eye of death and uttered, "Are you serious?" I wanted to and should have said, "Is your hobby meddling in other people's affairs? Go kill yo'self..." I have been trying to figure out for the life of me why online interactions and activities are considered to be hollow or a waste of time. Anyway, as broke as I am currently, I don't have the funds to go out in the "real world" everyday. In the virtual world, I can go out and network every night. I can meet fellow nerds, people who like to listen to what I do, and find folks that appreciate my spastic sense of humor. Sure beats going to a bar with overpriced drinks, pretentious hollow people (like Kanye, Wale, etc....lol...), and folks trying to holla at me even though I explicitly and firmly state my relationship status. At home I can chat with my fiends and drink a BOTTLE o' wine that is the price of one drink at a bar or club.


My "interwebbing" has led to me to more networking in a couple weeks time than I was ever able to accomplish in years as far as the poetry and music scene. I think folks don't realize that I don't get online in lieu of other activities, I do them in addition to my life. I have found cool and genuine people on these here "innanets". Sure you run into some wackos, but I run into the same ol' fools at the club, grocery store, and at the bookstore, so please tell me the difference. Don't worry, I'll wait.....


Why do you think such a stigma has been placed on us web-fiends? What have you gained/lost from being online?

...dicsuss....

4 comment(s) thus far...:

amymay said...

And the choir says Amen!

I hadn't really written anything for YEARS until I started kicking things around on the innanets with y'all.

Alise, long as we got Adult Swim, Twitter and blogger, it's all good. I've got a life, and the web enhances it!

eysqueen said...

I would like to transfer the phrase "get a life" from you to all of those who spend the time in their lives worrying about what you do in yours. screw dem.

Assertive Wit said...

after you kick them in the throat thrice, just tell them you already have a life you like just fine, thank you LOL

Monicarol.Evans said...

Alise, As someone who often spots you roaming in the world wide web, I will add two jabs and a hook to the throat kicks you are giving out.

Just 'cause folks don't understand, doesn't mean you need a life. I've learned so much from networking on the web. Hello! I'm starting a business because I have my online friends to help me.

When will the internet stigma go away? Quickly, I hope.

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