You have heard me talk extensively about my friend, the internet. While the two of you have met on your own turf (and by “turf” I mean laptop), I thought you might like to know why the internet and I are such good friends.
1 We’re both camera shy. (Have you ever seen a photo of the internet? Of course not.)
2 The internet always supports any and all opinions I have. Which is good because not everyone is as generous.
3 The internet and I are both full of useless (but sometimes interesting and hilarious) bits of information.
4 The internet is there for me 24/7 as a truly good friend should be. The internet is always willing to stay up as late as I am.
5 We’re both able to multi-task. Of course, my pal multi-tasks a wee bit better than I do, but the cool part is I (almost) never feel neglected.
6 The internet is patient. While I sit and contemplate, cogitate, and otherwise consider what I want to know, the internet waits. (This is an excellent balance in our friendship since I am not always the worlds most patient puppy. Watching the browser beachball spin makes me crazy. But that is a browser issue, not an internet issue.)
7 The internet doesn’t argue with people. (People argue with people. But I can frequently ignore them when they do.)
8 The internet doesn’t need to be fed and never gives me grief about my food choices.
9 The internet never fusses about the temperature in the house.
10 The internet never complains if I wander off on a tangent while looking up…oh, look! an interesting story about blogging that’s right…wait! a cat video!!!
On the other hand, the internet has never bought me a drink, provided a shoulder to cry on, or offered words of encouragement (unless I specifically looked up “words of encouragement).
I love my friend the internet, but it will never replace my real life people friends.