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ruthless compassion
13 December 2012 @ 09:45 am
Hello, internets, I want to tell you a little story about how technology (in combination with moominmolly) made my day better:

I have not been sleeping super awesomely lately. I have a lot on my mind, and also my cat has been noisily sick for about a week (more on that later) and I've been both worried about her and unable to sleep through it because of her noisy coughing and other alarming sounds coming from her furry little body. So, okay, I wake up early, but I'm tired, and I don't really want to get out of bed, and, oh, my room is really chilly, so burrowing under the comforter is really much more appealing.

So, naturally, I get online via my handy-dandy phone, and I leave a trail of internet crumbs, responding to people's posts here, commenting there, logging into games and playing my turn, etc. And suddenly, there's a text from moominmolly suggesting we get together for breakfast at Crema in Harvard Square! Which was motivation enough to drag myself out of bed and get moving, which was really what I wanted to do, since I wasn't going to sleep anymore. And then I got to have breakfast with a friend and catch up and have some nice, low-key social contact before wading into the day, and it was great.

The end.

Except, not the end, because what's really awesome about this is how this really wouldn't have happened without mobile devices and the lots of casual connections we have with each other by way of current technologies, and all this alarmism about how technology is getting in the way of our important social connections and people don't know how to be friends anymore is just a modern version of "you kids get off my lawn" and "in my day, nostalgia reigned". I love how easy the internet and my well-connected and convenient mobile phone make it for me to talk to people near and far is a lot of really wonderful ways. And for how it facilitates an unexpected breakfast first thing in the morning.
 
 
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ruthless compassion
"Hello!

"You just received what I can only describe as a wine bouquet, it will be here at reception whenever you would like to pick it up, thanks!"
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I'm at: work
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ruthless compassion
13 December 2012 @ 01:21 pm
How do you deal with the friends in your life who never ask about you, and always or almost always redirect conversation to themselves when you try to bring yourself into the frame?
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