Thursday, January 22, 2009

Compartmentalizing My Life - a.k.a. The Party of The Year

Once upon a time life was simple:  I had friends in the town I lived in and I usually lost touch with those friends from the towns I used to live in...  that was the way of the world - and much as I hated losing touch, it was bound to happen eventually.  M.O.T.H. and I have lived in 8 cities since getting married 15+ years ago...  we've been "settled" for the last 6 1/2 years, but before that it was a little crazy - or maybe a lot crazy... at the time it seemed normal to move every year and uproot the family for one reason or another!  Did I start this paragraph by saying life was simple?

Life Isn't Simple... never was apparently - but you'd THINK now that we're settled it would be simpler.  After all... we've been at the same elementary for the past 6 years (no, none of the kids have been there that long - but we do have 5 kids so they're working their way through frustrating all of the teachers)

Since I started my computer obsession though I sometimes feel like I'm putting my life into little compartments, sorting out my long-lost facebook friends from my bloggy friends from the people I actually see in real life on a regular basis.  Is this bad?  I KNOW that some of you  BBFFs are there on facebook (although I'd have to I.D. myself if I were to "friend" you since I don't look much like Audrey Hepburn after all)... Sometimes my facebook friends drop by the blog, I have real life friends that read my blog...  some of them are also facebook friends - they've crossed all those magical boundaries somehow...  

If I had my druthers (and a few million dollars to spare) I'd throw a big party and invite all y'all (one of those places we lived was Wichita - that's where THAT saying comes from) and get my life into one nice BIG box.  Family/Friends/People I've Never Met but who are hilarious all getting together for a big shin-dig...  And as long as I'm spending Imaginary Funds (ooh, I should run for government office) I'm going to rent out the Taj Mahal and fly us all there - Z could be in charge of the devotional - with Yoga by Firefly, Sher makes great Ginger Cookies, CC can handle the menu...  (yes, we'll hire a little help since the budget for said pseudo shin-dig is immense)  Shoot - considering that there are a variety of doctors/lawyers/pastry chefs among my family/friends on facebook we could probably live quite comfortably for awhile...  especially if I forget to invite the lawyers (Heather, you can still come - just tell him it's a R.S. thing...)  Oh, and it's not fancy dress, but Swirl, could you at least wear some matching shoes?

And hey - since some of the insane bloggist friends are participating in another fun event (Blog across America) we can just make the Big Bash the last stop on the tour...  (hey you, stop bursting my bubble - I know where the Taj Mahal is!)

Anywho - that's where my brain is this morning - all over the place.  (in a slightly less gross way than it sounds)


8 comments:

Barbaloot said...

I want to go! Seriously, the Taj Mahal looks so amazing---and who better to share it with than blog friends? (since your real life friends don't know me and all)

lori said...

I'll come, I'll even donate some pseudo funds. (those are the best ones to donate you know)

April said...

Count me in because reality stinks! hehehe!!! I could help with the decor.

Heidi Ashworth said...

I'm with you--suddenly I have more friends than I know what to do with. I have had to make a chart for The Spouse. I am tired of conversations, that go . . "Oh, is she the one from Texas?" "No, Utah. And she's a he." You know, that kind of thing. I am sure he would get it much faster if I had visuals I could point to. Come to think of it, I need a good pointer, too. A pink one.

cold cocoa said...

I'll have to steal that Lost widget.

Thanks for letting me handle the menu, though I am not sure the appeal of the Taj Mahal! Why can't you have it on a nice beach in Cabo?

T said...

CC - as long as we're having fun - let's just move the Taj Mahal to your Cabo beach :)

LC said...

Yes, taj mahal on the beach. My kind of party!
Fun read T!
(I loved the government spending comment)

Sher said...

I loved the government spending comment to. I guffawed (however you spell that) inside -- I was too tired to do it for reals -- but I would have if I weren't tired. Since I can't picture the Taj Mahal (I'll pretend that's because I'm tired too and not uncultured) I think a beach sounds great -- a WARM beach.