A question was posed about whether I prefer to have a pen name or whether I choose to protect my identity. I love good questions! Why do I choose to not fully identify myself? There are several reasons that will answer this question. First of all, I do not like to give out personal information because the website is accessible to everyone. (But I will tell you that my bra size is a 32DD.) Trust me, I know what's out there. I have a myspace account; That's my way of staying connected with all the concert listings of my favorite country stars. Even on my site there, you won't be able to access it very well because I set my private settings for friends only which by the way I have none. Well, except for Tom, he's a really cool guy I met
there. ;) Secondly, I'm not and will not use my blog to collect as many "comments" or "friends" as I can. This blog isn't necessarily for meeting new people, but to kick back and talk with people who know and love me when I can take a breath from the normal routine. Life is too short and I've gone to more funerals in the last five/six years of friends who've suffered and died from diseases they didn't deserve to have. I can't worry about impressing acquaintances or gathering new buddies. The friends that I admire, love, and trust are here and so, therefore, I have joined the blogging mania. This is my "no bull" way of somewhat identifying myself without getting caught up in the sensationlism of "blogging". Now, if someone comes along who can appreciate that kind of mindset, accept the humor and handle all that goes along with that and not get their feelings hurt, cool. He/She'll be next victim, I mean, link. :) Let's face it, Jesus didn't share the last supper with Bozo the Clown. His last moments here on earth were shared with the people who invested time in His life. Yeah, that's it, I want to live like I'm dying........isn't that a country song? :)
Now, as far as the pen name goes, that's very intriguing to me. In part, I do like to use Anon as my secret identity because it's my way of showing a little creativity and personality. You all know how I suffer from stage fright. :) This character Anon serves as part of my alter-ego and enables me to be transparent, in a demented sort of way, through my love of writing. So, while Anon partially gives me a secret identity, I also can lean on the side of being conservative and not sharing my SS# with everyone.
Now with that all said, let's talk about identity. Try this: Go to usa-people-search.com. Go ahead, type all the friends you have and ones that you've been wanting to track down. Weird, huh?
Okay, I'm just being honest with you all: I don't want my name posted because I know someone will claim for a rock star identity and I won't be able to get any royalties from it. Like a Madonna, yeah, I know, I can see how someone could easily mistake my name with rock star.......kind of senonymous. :)
Triatholon Update: I ran a mile today in just 9 minutes and 30 seconds. When I reached home, I ralphed up yesterday's dinner in my yard. No pain, no gain I told myself. I got my bike and started on my trek. About halfway through, I had a little accident and my bike chain broke. Hubby is not going to be happy. With all the luck I'm having, I think tomorrow will just be a "rest" day. I don't think I really want to chance the swimming part at this point. I think I'll just wait until Saturday, drown, and then it'll all be over. Won't that be a relieve? Don't forget to help take care of the kiddos for me! :)
P.S. Can someone, beside myself that is, please put another comment on my first post? Last time I looked, I had 29 and uneven numbers bother me so. I would be forever indebted to you. :)