11.18.2006

A Moment Of Reflection

This blogging stuff is silly. But in looking around the Internet for funny and insightful stuff, I stumbled across someone doing pretty much the same thing I do. He calls his blog "Bag Of Nothing" which is a phrase stolen from the radio station The Ticket. It simply means there's nothing exciting going on in one's life. Someone will ask me "What's going on?" and sometimes I'll reply "I got a big bag of nothing." The name of his blog amused me enough to check in on it frequently. It was good stuff. I would steal from it left and right. He'd do the same. It was a mutual respect. But let me change directions. About five days ago he abruptly wrote that his mother had fallen down a set of stairs and wasn't doing well. Frankly, although we are strangers, we ended up exchanging a couple of emails over the last couple of days. And then tonight I learn that his mother had passed away. The Internet is a strange world. I don't know my real next door neighbor, but I know my cyber-neighbor, Keith, the creater of BagOfNothing.com. And I don't feel silly at all for shedding a few tears for his grief tonight.

29 comments:

Anonymous said...

Mr. Green, you do have such a good heart. I also have an internet friend, livim=ng in California that needs a liver transplant. She and I happen to have the same blood type, O negative, rare, and I have offered. I'm waiting for blood test to be sure we can make this happen. She is a wonderful person, full of life, family, grandchildren, and lots to live for. Just because we are internet friends, doesn't mean that we can't care for them as we would our neighbors/family.

Anonymous said...

The Internet can really be a blessing to many people.

Thanks for sharing this 1:53.

So timely as we approach Thanksgiving Day.

mzchief said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
Anonymous said...

shut up, mzchief

mzchief said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
Anonymous said...

shut up, mzchief

mzchief said...

The World Wide Web has truly made the World a smaller place. The web makes it possible each and everyday to see that all though EVERYONE is unique we are ALL very similiar in MANY ways.

Because of the net I have met and visited friends in Goldsboro, S.C., San Diego, Cal. and Nuremberg, Germany. It enanbles me to keep in touch and more connected with friends and loved ones who are thousands and thousands of miles away. Not to mention the net allows me to order my favourite Turkish Tea from a Czech Republic tea shop. All this PLUS I get to work from home 80% of the time.

I truly believe the www has enriched my life.

Anonymous said...

shut up, mzchief

mzchief said...

anonyNOTHING 8:59...
You TRULY are quite pathetic. You willingly hang about JUST to prove you are a rude git.

It must TRULY SUCK to be YOU!

*LOL@U*

Anonymous said...

shut up, mzchief (what's a "git"?)

mzchief said...

Mzchief,
Seriously, your illogical uses of bold are starting to give me epilleptic seizures. I am convulsing as we speak. Please refrain from being a tard at once.

Anonymous said...

This comment has been removed because it linked to malicious content. Learn more.

Anonymous said...

1:21PM - that was funny "ha ha". Or was it funny "queer"? You made me loller.

anonymouse said...

anony 1:18, well then---I think...for your own good..it would be best you never come to the blog again...DUMBASS
I can't believe you anonydumbasses sit at home all day long making up your own *I hate mzchief* page...pretty sad...I mean, can't you go spend time with your kids? (or if the law binds you from seeing your children...)---- maybe go volunteer at your local soup kitchen?? I'm pretty sure they even let DUMBASSES scoop soup.

Anonymous said...

This comment has been removed because it linked to malicious content. Learn more.

Anonymous said...

1:18 & 1:21 - Jake, what do you think your boss in Gary, Indiana at Mid America Bank, phone# 630-420-1743 is going to do when he finds out that you not only screw off during business hours but spend your weekend online acting like a sick bastard? I bet your buddies at the bank are going to get a real kick when they find out you know all about the Gay sites.

Those digital footprints are a real pain in the ass. Like I told you, you better know who you're fucking with so you don't get fucked over, DUMBASS.

anonymouse said...

5:03 you ARE my hero! I want to be you when I grow up!

5:03 you da man...

5:03 for president! wooo!

4:51 you better watch your back bitch!

Anonymous said...

AnoyRODENT all you can write is DUMBASS so that leads me to believe that you are the DUMBASS ! and I think you are mzchief when she has a little too much to drink.

anonymouse said...

Nope, if you knew anything about tracking ISP addresses you'd know that mzchief and I are in different parts of the world, bitch.
Listen, I know all you wise county people can't read for shit but the name is MOUSE, bitch.

ps-my sis doesn't drink, DUMBASS.
AND if you haven't noticed, my sis has pretty clean language, bitch.

anonymouse said...

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Anonymous said...

You are still pretty CHEESY anoyRODENT.

Anonymous said...

Anon 5:03,
Wow you are a genius! Not. You stupid douche I live in Denton.

mzchief said...

WOW!
To think I spent my day having a FABULOUS time with friends and did NOT once feel my ears burning. I had NO idea I was THIS important to people I have not ever met.

I TRULY am quite flattered to know that someone would spend their ENTIRE Sunday (note the times and frequency) posting about me on The Blog AND another site. Just a suggestion to my petty pathetic stalker;
Step away from your computer and GET A REAL LIFE!

It must TRULY SUCK to be YOU!

GEEEZZZZZEEE!

Anonymous said...

Back to the subject at hand...I have lost my parents and all of this nonsense is sick....when you don't have your family any longer you will not care about such blogging nonsense....God be with he and his family as they deal with the death of their mother.... some of you need to get a LIFE!!!!

Anonymous said...

shut up, mzchief
shut up, mzchief's babysitter

Anonymous said...

I would like to thank all of you for disrespecting Mr. Gedding's mother who lost her life. If you have a problem with each other why don't you email outside of a public forum like this. Show some respect people, god forbid this was your mother.

Anonymous said...

You're welcome

Anonymous said...

That's very sweet Barry.

anonymouse said...

8:59
you comin to sniff some diapers??