GChat: MC Hamster, Friend, Author

me:  tired
i enjoy blogging
 Mary:  send me your blog!
 me:  maurna.com
 Sent at 17:46 on Thursday
 Mary:  wait.. you’re not on facebok anymore?
when did that happen?
 me:  i dont know
3 weeks ago
for all of the people who said I post too much, no one noticed when I left
like 2 people noticed
 Mary:  well… i never see anyone’s updates
FB feed sucks
 me:  mine was bad
it was my link to the outside world
but it was a depressing portal
I never missed it
and my socio-graph in my head is normal now
all of the people in your feed who aren’t in your life suddenly recede into the corners of your memory
 Mary:  that’s a good point
 me:  its an experiemnt
I dont blog about it because its so wholly unimportant to me
there wasnt a withdrawal
that being said
I’m very active on G+
Alert Sergie Brin!
he has a user that is not guy kawasaki or a company!
or a cat lover — dear God. The memes on G+ should be banned
 Mary:  i have noticed that
i occasionlly post… but it’s rare
 me:  I dont mind playing to an audience of one
the old narcissist advantage
I mean
who has a custom domain with their first name?
me an Oprah
and jefflewis
 Sent at 17:53 on Thursday
 Mary:  i love it
great outlet, too… for your ideas/thoughts
 Sent at 17:54 on Thursday
 me:  do yo uthink it could be a professional liability?
Obviously it’s a social liability
 Sent at 17:56 on Thursday
 Mary:  it could be
at the same time, you’ve found other wasy to communicate that work for you
 me:  like what?
 Mary:  the fact that you created a blog…. you’ve started your own company. that should speak for itself.
who cares if you use facebook?
 me:  I was asking if the blog could be a liability
I dont care if facebook is
I think its cognitive poison
 Mary:  i was referring to the blog.. which addresses your rejection of some of these things
 me:  oh
so – bottom line?
 Mary:  i woudln’t worry about it.
you are you
 me:  it’s true
I can’t escape myself
 Mary:  you want to work for a company that appreciates that part of you
so… if they don’t like what they see, so bet it
 me:  okay

GChat: Brother-in-law Leonard (Southerner)

 me:  which phone do you have and hos much do you pay?
 Sent at 11:32 on Tuesday
 Leonard:  Hi Minx.  i have to run to lunch but this is the phone
it runs on verizon’s network, so great coverage
 Sent at 11:52 on Tuesday
 Leonard:  It is $30/mo for 1000 min 1000 txt.  I just stepped up to unlimited which is $45/mo (unlimited text and unlimited SLOW data)
great thing is that it is a flat $30. No taxes or BS regulatory fees or anything.
 me:  YES!
 Leonard:  any of the stragiht talk phones ending in “C” are CDMA phones, which is verizon’s network, and get really good coverage
ok – gotta run for a noon appt
 me:  thanks!
 Sent at 11:55 on Tuesday
 Leonard:  what did you think of that phone option?
 Sent at 16:31 on Tuesday
 me:  the link was dead
but i like it!
it died i shoudl say
 Leonard:  oh, straight talk samsung 380C
 me:  weird i know
 Leonard:  ok
 me:  want to grab a drink after work thursday?
I can get you parking 
I have to be in venice by 8
but im done at 330
 Leonard:  I might be able to – I was trying to think of a day.
 me:  jane can probably join us
 Leonard:  I am supposed to be in San Clemente on Thurs
if I can make it back up by what time?
I have to come back up anyway
 me:  youre going to want to leave by 245
to avoid slaughter
 Leonard:  Yes, that can be brutal. I will try to leave at 1pm and maybe I can work from a starbucks or something till we meet up
 me:  nice
coordinate by email
 Leonard:  ok, will do
 me:  im in no hurry to get a phone… 
 Sent at 16:35 on Tuesday
 Leonard:  u could get a pager
 me:  (!)
 Leonard:  if u are really worried about emergencies
 me:  what about vmail
 Leonard:  plus, it would be pretty baller
 me:  so BALLER
send me a hotlink
 Leonard:  when early 90s rap songs espouse the virtue of an exploding pager, you will sing the loudest
 me:  I might buy right now!
 Leonard:  hotlink to a pager?
 me:  yes
I mean
are they even supported
 Leonard:  oh yea, docs still use them
 me:  I think real drug dealers use them now
 Leonard:  yea
 me:  and minky’s
 Leonard:  thats right