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So, continuing my nerdy adventures, a guy from Chemistry.com contacted me. No, not through Chemistry, but YouTube. (My YouTube account link, in case you want to check it out.) Scary? No, not to me – impressive! A guy so computer geeky he needs not to pay for dating sites. This really inspired me.
We’ve gone out a couple of times, but our nerdiness and awkwardness really slowed things down. Right now it’s like a snail in hibernation, but that’s alright.
I went on to practice my own Googling skills because I feel i should really fulfill my Internet Superpower potential, don’t you think?
So every time someone says something I want to learn more about, I now Google it. I don’t take things for granted anymore. No faulty argument can fool me!
This Googling-everything thing can get one into trouble, if one isn’t careful, like with the micro-trend of being a DIY Doctor via Google. One night I was crying and my lip swelled and I ended up thinking I was allergic to my own tears (they got on my lip). I thought this was such a romantic fantasy for being an uber nerd – so many allergies including to something from my own body. I’m such a loser – lol. But my friend and I determined it was just my allergy to dust (dust on my pillow, face in pillow). Oh that’s all. It’s ‘k, that’s nerdy, too, right?
I also searched for people via Google, and I realized the secret to actually finding people is to continue clicking on links on the results pages. Like a user has links to other pages, and also gives hints, like a username can be then put into Google, etc. So my big success is that I found a High School friend I’d been searching for for, literally, years! I found her blog, then her e-mail address, and confirmed her photo on Facebook. Even though I have her e-mail address, I’m nervous about writing, so I just friended her. I still haven’t heard back … but on the plus side I also transferred my college friend from just MySpace into being the newest Facebook user! (And I was her first friend.) Go me.
Then pondering how it seems no one does pay for online dating sites, when another computery guy winked at me on Match.com, I decided to try out this approach. I followed him on Twitter, etc. I now understand this can be a “mistake” with some people, but if they’re scared off, it’s due to their own issues, and I don’t need that! See even though this guy’s Twitter bio simply reads, “hacker”, he doesn’t seem to appreciate women who posess those skills. I did read on his Match profile his turn-off is aggression/assertiveness, but I thought I’d pass because I’m very shy in person – I forgot that my lack of shy online might matter, too! Oh well, moving on. You know he has about 500 (probably no exaggeration) FEMALE friends on Facebook, anyway – shady.
Anyway, as it’s obvious I’m able to blog (slash *work*) again, I’ve needed to slow way down on my Second Life usage. I barely sign in anymore except to pay my weekly land tier, which seems a bit ridiculous, but c’est la vie deux. Before I paused I managed to get as far as to mostly finish my first t-shirt! I’m a fast learner, no?
And now that I’ve pretty much told my downtime story, I need to get on to working, and stop this chatting. Except for on Twitter. (My Twitter link.) Can’t help that.