I am feeling utterly bored, isolated and lonely today!
I went on Facebook but because of the time difference there is no one to talk to in the
. Even when I am on Facebook I am alienated, for example, by the deluge of X-Factor comments. I found myself watching some clips of X-Factor on U-Tube. Now that IS sad! I never missed Xfactor - every year until now! I have to admit I enjoyed it but also it is a social medium - a point of conversation - a point I can no longer share in! UK
So - why start a blog? I read a friend's blog every day (jezblog.com - go look for yourself!) but the primary purpose of his blog is to share fantastic photographs that he has taken all over the world - worth sharing and a life worth commenting on. (Jez, I hope you don't mind the link - I love looking at the amazing photographs you have taken and your fascinating take on the world!) ...but who would read my blog? Saddo watches X-Factor clips or goes to Walmart! ...but maybe it is also the mundane and ordinary that is also worth commenting on - I find my self a stranger in a strange land doing the strangest of things simply because I am not where I am familiar with. It is extraordinary the lengths we go to to feel normal. Take Saturday night for example - I accosted a woman in a shop because she was English! We met for coffee one morning and then arranged to meet up on Saturday with hubbies for drinks. She brought along another English couple. I enjoyed the evening and the company but it was a little weird! They were strangers. The commonality was that we all knew what Ribena was and missed Irish sausages! Her husband is American - I wonder if he felt strange that evening! I think maybe they have all lived in the
too long... as is the fashion, everyone goes home by 10! No cramming them in for last orders here! US
So - who will read my blog? perhaps no one but I think I might gain a huge amount by writing one and externalising some of the strange experiences I am having as a stranger in a strange land. I might recognise that most things are not so strange at all. I might even do some more exciting things (other than having already packed my life into a cargo container and shipped it to
!). North Carolina
Most of all if I sit here talking to myself - I wont feel quite so bored, isolated and lonely!