Wednesday, March 29, 2006
This here to my right is Kelly. In his spare time, Kelly takes photographs of himself, and draws a beard on them. He then photoshops the photo to make it appear that he's been growing this beard for decades a la Rip Van Winkle. He then sends the photo to his friends to illustrate his fantastic thumb-twiddling photoshop talent, humor and dashing good looks.
Now I bring this up because what people do in their spare time to amuse themselves is a subject of interest. Personally, I wouldn't draw a beard on me and photoshop myself to look like a freak, but that's just me. (Of course you're not a freak, Kelly- I'm talking about other people.) I prefer the old fashioned surfing random websites until you fall asleep as a method of time-wasting. Also I like looking myself up on imdb.com or googling myself and seeing if anything is new. Apparently one of my student films is on a site in Germany, in case anyone cares. Far be it from me to bother finding out how anyone over there saw it.
Is googling yourself a form of narcissism? Hmm...maybe I shouldn't have admitted that. And randomly, there are a lot of s' in narcissism. And is the plural posessive of "s" s' ?
Sometimes I even google my old high school boyfriend to see if he still exsists. If anyone knows a John Dickey - let me know. Yes, that's his real last name.
And occasionally I look at Physics Today, or maps of rural France, or the MacGyver fan site (he's going to be a guest voice on the Simpsons next week!) just to round out my daily boredom.
And just to clarify - Kelly is a computer programmer. I think that explains a lot.