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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

I Get A Little Verklempt Every Now and Then

So, I installed this Stickam doomaflotchie last week. I turn it on, and... I get engrossed with whatever it is I'm trying to do (i.e., fix my dang computer so that it sees my dvd drive) or read, and I forget that it's on.

As I was reading one blogger's post last night, I started crying. Tears just kept streaming down my face. The blogger is going through a very hard time, and it breaks my heart. I've never met this blogger in person. (Actually, I haven't met any bloggers from my Blogroll -- unlike Karla who is an international blogging star with fans who recognize her and everything!)

Really, though, it doesn't matter that I've not met my blog buddies in person. Many of them use their blogs to vent their anger, pain, and sadness. They pour their hearts and souls into it, and I can't help but care.

Just thinking about it, and writing it here, I'm verklempt again. Talk amongst yourselves will you? I need a minute or two to collect myself.

OK, thank you very much.

Anyway, as I was dabbing the tears from my eyes last night, I got an email from my sister, "It looks like you're crying. Are you crying? What's wrong?"

"I'm fine, I'm crying about a blog buddy who is going through some very painful times."

"Oh, alright then, as long as you're OK."

I'm OK. It's just that I cry sometimes when I read blogs. Sometimes, I laugh out loud at their funny stories. Sometimes, I forget that I have the camera on.


Shyanne said...

omg this stickham thing is so cool!!

your hair looks really nice.

Geeky Tai-Tai said...

I think it's cool too! Thank you for the nice compliment. :D

Sizzle said...

i love that i can connect with other bloggers and be moved to tears or laughter. that's good stuff!

The [Cherry] Ride said...

OMG, great story. You are so sweet!

ablondeblogger said...

You're so much braver than I am! I'd be too self-concious to have a cam on me all the time. Well, maybe if I was as beautiful as you I wouldn't care, lol.

Kentucky Girl said...

I'm always afraid that I'm going to get caught on camera picking my nose or doing something dumb. But I still have it on most of the time. :D

Geeky Tai-Tai said...

All of you are so nice! Thank you for the compliments. I promise to try not to do anything gross while I'm on camera :D

SJ said...

I too am often moved by reading other people's blogs. Especially when it's someone I've grown fond of, and they're hurting. In the months before her surgery, Belinda's posts were making me weep every damn day.

You have a very expressive face. My husband and I were just now sitting here watching your Stickcam image, and commenting on how lovely you are.

Geeky Tai-Tai said...

SJ... I really never expected this sort of thing to happen when I started blogging and then venturing out to read other people's blogs. I've developed friendships over the last 8-9 months that would not have been possible without the blogosphere.

You and your hubby are so nice. Thank you! :D