I am looking for something else to get into besides Twitter and Instagram. As an , I prefer communicating on my own terms when I have the energy.

I love , , , , and the Oxford comma. and often paralyze me from following my hobbies and dreams. Research goodess with excellent Google-Fu, I like helping people solve problems.

UGH! TYPO -- time to put my readers on.

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Fair warning— I’m one of those who shares everything on her mind online but in person I make like the wall and I are best friends.

@Dananner Sounds like I’m in the right place then. Is there a hashtag for those of us who are like this?

@davscomur not yet but we can create one! I have been described by friends as a 🤣

@Dananner same but you’re at a better level of introvert than me, at least you think you ask people for hug when you meet them 😅 I still remember that from when we met at the Android BBQ (it’s also funny so many former Android nerds I know are now using iPhones).

I went to an art show recently for my brother’s uncle (we have different dads) and his twin was also there. I was sure if I could hug her or not and was afraid to ask.

@Dananner she then helped out one of my friends with something and they asked if she was a hugger and then once they hugged I was like oh okay cool. I guess it’s safe to hug her too 🤣🤣🤣

@extravagantGEEK watching other people counts too! But I already know I’m awkward and after a drink or two I just embrace it and get the embarrassing bits out of the way so we can focus on the fun.

@extravagantGEEK everyone in my family switched and I was the lone green bubble…

@Dananner this is amazing to read said out loud, totally relatable. After knowing people online when they meet me they always say not at all what they expected.

@Dananner
Hi. Welcome!
I'm an alter kacker (Yiddish for "old fart" only... less sanitary).
I am old enough to have *eagerly looked forward* to the premiere of Star Trek and to have seen the first Star Wars during its initial run at the Ziegfeld Theater in NY.
I don't so much battle anxiety and depression as I've learned to... surf through them.
I'll decide whether to formally follow you when I see if you sustain your current density of posts... I might just check in, periodically.

@baslow hello.
Instead of Emo-barfing on my friends, I shout into the void. Talk therapy. You should have seen me on the bird site my first few years. People unfollowed me because I filled up their stream 😬

@Dananner
What's the phrase you whippersnappers (or maybe it's a previous generation of whippersnappers) use: "You do you"?
It's fine.
I'll have to try Emo-barfing (after I do a little research to make sure I know what it means). I'll see how far I get before my wife (gently) raises objections...
As it stands I've decided to (Warning: self-promoting links!) start blogging: asorrybowl.blog/
and photo-blogging: pixelfed.asorrybowl.blog/baslo

@baslow Emo-barfing is a phrase I made up to describe emotionally vomiting on people.

@Dananner
Been there, done that.
I had what was then called a "nervous breakdown" in the seventh grade, which propelled me into various forms of therapy until my late-30's -- including a fair share of group therapy.
Most memorable moment: Repeatedly bashing a pillow (meant to represent my father) with a foam bat, while crying and yelling at it/him, in front of a group of 15 people who -- try as they might -- weren't *that* interested in my personal problems...

@Dananner
...but enough about *you*, let's talk about *me*...

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