Random Musings Friday…

This week got away from me.  I woke up this morning and was shocked to find that it was Friday.  Being busy really makes time fly by.  It also leaves very little time for me to get this post out.  So here goes…

  • I made a contribution to a charitable organization recently and as a thank you, they sent me an email with “virtual” cupcakes.  WHY???  Why would you send a person a picture of delicious looking cupcakes that they can’t eat?  It’s just mean.  I am very impressionable with stuff like that, so I’ve been craving the hell out of some cupcakes since Tuesday.  Luckily, today is a coworker’s birthday and I will finally get to indulge in a little cakey goodness.
  • Whenever a Maroon 5 song I get a smile on my face.  Not because Maroon 5 songs are so fantastic, but mostly because the sound of Adam Levine’s conjures mental images of him.  Specifically, this picture of Adam Levine.  And that picture…makes me smile every time.  Adam Levine is just really nice to look at.  Are you ladies with me on this?
  • Very often, when getting on and off the train, men will push women out of the way in order to get a seat.  Also…men will remain seated if a pregnant woman gets on and they pretend they don’t see her and let her stand.  I always wonder if this is just a NY thing or if it happens everywhere.  I also wonder if these men realize how rude they are being.

And lastly…a very important question…

  • What is the difference between a stalker and a lurker?  The other day I was on the phone with a work colleague.  While we were talking he said “Are you Fumbling Towards Normalcy?”  At first I was surprised…but then I realized that he was Googling me while we were talking.  It continues to freak me out a little when colleagues find my blog…but I put my whole like on the internet so I guess I can’t be surprised when it happens.  Also…I totally Google people I’ve spoken to on the phone but have never met, so I expect that everyone does it.  Anyway, when we finished our conversation I said “Ok, well you can go back to cyber-stalking me now.”  He was not pleased with my use of the word stalker and insisted that he was more of a lurker and that there was a big difference.  I wasn’t so sure.  I told him I would pose the question to all of you.  So…what do you think?  Is there a difference between stalking and lurking?  Also…do you Google your colleagues to find out thing about them?  And do your colleagues know about your blog or other parts of your personal life?

That’s it for me.  I’m off to go eat some non-virtual cupcakes.  Have a great weekend!

Comments

  1. Adam Levine doesn’t do much for me, looks-wise, but I do like his songs.

    As for the stalking vs lurking, yes, I think there’s a difference. Basically it’s one of intent. I lurk on plenty of sites where I read but don’t comment much. I’ll click on links to other things they’re doing out of curiosity. But, to me at least, stalking conveys a certain nefarious or delusional intent to get closer to someone. After all, stalking is a criminal offense, right? Not so much with the lurking.

  2. Stalking, Lurking.. .either way… it’s sort of strange right?

    I think that it’s an NY/BIG CITY thing that people are rude like that – men to women I mean. I wouldn’t think something like that would happen here in the South. People just seem more friendly here, and lots more Southern Gentlemen exist obviously… that’s not to say there aren’t douches because trust me there are. :)

  3. Is it bad that I knew exactly which Adam Levine photo you were talking about without clicking on the link? Oh, that man brings the sexy… Mmmm… I think it’s the tattoos. And well, just everything. *SWOON!*

    Also, I tend to think stalking/lurking is one and the same. But we’re all guilty of it. I haven’t really stalked/lurked any coworkers but when I friend someone on FB I usually check out their profile, see what they’ve been doing with themselves for the past 10+ years, and look at their profile. What? That’s not weird, is it??

  4. Forgot to add: I really hate it when a man doesn’t give up a seat for a pregnant woman. It’s so friggin rude and I’m convinced it must be a NY thing.

  5. Hope you had a great week and have something fun lined up for the weekend! Sending great big *HUGS*

  6. Adam Levine is quite attractive, and I love Maroon 5’s music, so that makes it even better to work out to. The mental images are fantastic!

    Also, I think assholes are everywhere. I’ve seen people make older women stand, moms who clearly need to sit down, and pregnant women. It’s terribly sad that common courtesy has been replaced with entitlement.

    Stalker vs. Lurker – I tend to think of stalkers as dangerous and lurkers as people who are interested, but are afraid to comment or don’t know how. I’m much less threatened by someone who wants to know what I have to say, than someone who is trying to learn everything about me for evil purposes.

    I haven’t Googled myself in a while. I wonder what all comes up! Hm…

    I hope you’re having a better week!

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