Thursday, February 26, 2009

How much are you, in your real life, like your online persona?

My blog buddy, daveo, over at HBO asked this question the other day and I pretty much invoked my 5th amendment rights. Didn't even have to consult an attorney. I've talked about this before a little bit; and from time to time, it comes up again.

What am I really like? Well, I'll tell you. It's not pretty. I am the kind of person who, in real life, hides from all her high school friends on Facebook.

I am ugly enough in real life to run up a credit card bill but to ride my children relentlessly when they do the same thing.

In real life, I wear the same socks twice. I have been known to have a horrendously messy office and a horrendously messy bedroom. My refrigerator is toxic. Quite often.

I can and have nursed a grudge.

I get really pissed off at my neighbors when they are impatient with me. Over my dogs. Those motherfuckers.

And there's the logger poetry.

I have no problem eating all the cheerios.
I lie about wanting to floss my teeth.
I have a temper that defies description and verbal skills and expression honed to unmeasurable degrees of fury and contempt.

I have been known not to leave my house for days. For days.
I'm not as pretty as I used to be. In a lot of different ways.

But I am who I am. And for now, this is the best I can do. I'm sure my online persona is a much tidier, more generous, beautiful and likable person.

That's show biz.

The 'Kan EWA


PDX Pup said...

uh...that all sounds vaguely familiar. are you sure you were describing you? because i thought it was me. i wore the same socks today that i did yesterday because i just did laundry and didn't want anything in the basket. and i went OFF on my younger goalkeepers tonight and made it my goal to "break" them during the session because they were phoning in their warm-up. at least i refrained from swearing. i did enough of that last week with the older kids. i am a much better person when I'm online, i think.

JBelle said...

I am a much better person when my daughter is around. In many respects, she's the person I'd like to be.

The Fool said...

Welcome to the human race, Cheechako. You're forgiven.


Lindsey said...

And THAT is the beauty of the blog. :) Ps- What do I need to do to get ready for Tax time? (I dread the very thought... e-mail me)

toadman said...

So.... it was YOU who ate all the Cheerios!!

....I knew it...


Julie said...

You know, JBelle, if I were asked that question (which no one who knows me would), my response would be "I'm a REDHEAD!" Is there any other explanation needed?

MarmiteToasty said...

Im really a ginger haired peruvian goat herder living in the foothills of peru..... with a toothless husband and 7 snotty faced shoeless children..


Kerri Thoreson said...

Okay, I know we were neighbors in the old 'hood but not before reading this post did I realize we were actually twins seperated at birth! Fraternal twins, since it's obvious you got the looks and height.
And as one of those FB friends from high school you're avoiding, it only reinforces the belief that you possess superior intellect. Who the hell has time for Facebook anyhoo? LOL

Anonymous said...

JBelle, It's so nice to discover that I'm not alone in messy world. I thought I was the only one who did all these things. Thanks.

Jim and Jana said...

I am right ther with you, J and is reassuring that there are others that deal with the same character flaws that I struggle with. Along with being a slob, I have a multitude of unfinished projects.... scrapbooks, beading, baby quilts, my fiddle that I never pick up anymore, letters to write, Hell, I haven't even finished sending Christmas presents out to my brother!! When I am here, in Blogdom, I am able to see a piece of me that is otherwise lost in the chaos.

inlandempiregirl said...

This one really got me thinking about my blog and my persona. I may have to respond to this idea on my blog. I really liked what you said here, but I also loved the songs of praises from people on HBO. I have always loved your blog and return again and again, but it sounded like a fan club of enthusiastic readers has gathered from HBO!!!

Carla said...

Yes, but I still love your new purdy header. And in any case, if you were any nicer, you wouldn't be nearly so interesting.

PinkAcorn said...

First time reader here! Great I'm not feeling so guilty...about the sock thingy.