The Long Facebook Fart

Six years ago, I titled this post Why I Went Back to Myspace and Began Tweeting, saved it as a draft, and forgot about it.  Well, guess what, I’m back to somewhat wrap up this piece and let it be great. Facebook is a place i rarely go.  Why?  Because I don’t want to scroll…

You followed 79sparrows.

THANK YOU. Just now, sitting in a candlelit sunroom, I received a New Follower notification (you know who you are, Emily), and it reminded me I’m a big fat liar.  A week or so has passed since my last post, which proclaimed my return to writing.   But, I also carry the trump card(eh. Not…

Meet The Internet

Bored?   The Internet is just a click away. The act of signing online has radically changed into basically always being online.  The internet is no longer closely associated with desktop computers.  My phone is a miniature computer hooked into the internet.  I’m not going to sit here and tell you about the science behind all…

BACKGROUND: September 2nd, 2011 : my Toshiba netbook closed the door on our 2 year relationship after catching an unfortunate virus.  One minute everything is fine…the next the screen is empty and everything’s gone.  Programs, files, folders.  Gone! My only fault in all this was being too trusting. The Microsoft update turned out to be virus. …

No love for online

I haven’t blogged much for a while, and that is because it is online. To post something would mean another 30 minutes of sitting still and staring at a rectangular screen.  Staring at the box.  Sorry, 9 hours a day chained to a desk is enough, thank you.  Maybe the computer would still seem fun if…

Free Advice: Looking for a Traditional Housewife

To:    79sparrows@gmail.com Date:  Sept 30, 2010 Good evening.  My name is Gustavo.  Maybe you could point me in the right direction.  I’m a 39 year old man, single, and easy on the eyes.  I’ve never had a problem scoring with the ladies, but keep striking out when it comes to locking down ‘Miss Right.’  My…

internet junkmail

TO:  79sparrows@gmail.com 9/27/2010 Hey it’s JJ, your favorite old fart.    I’ve been receiving US Postal mailings since I was 12, and I’m 69 this December,  so do the math.  I remember when junk mail didnt even exist.  Now I open the mailbox and it’s all junk and a few bills.  Anyway I’ve only been using…

Deep thoughts about my Love Life

My love life has always been strange.  I rarely get involved in committed relationships with men.  I just haven’t found one I can husband-up.  That doesn’t mean I never get laid; once in a while I’ll get it in with an old stand-by.  He is like a recurring one-night stand.  It’s normal and a bit…

Free Advice: Update from JJ

To:  79sparrows@gmail.com Date: 09/21/10  JJ reporting in.  Thanks for the insight, {link},  I still read the ‘real’ Washington Post everyday.  Who needs to check the internet every 10 minutes to see what’s going on in the world?  Sometimes not knowing right away makes life more fun.  I’m not trying to say the younger generations have…

Free Advice: What’s so great about the internet?

Good morning “79sparrows,” Hello my name is James, but you can call me ‘J.J’. if you want.   Anyway, I’m 68 years old and this is my NINTH time on the internet.  I’m retired ( Navy) so I like to read stories by other people while I’m eating my eggs and bacon in the a.m.  ‘FYI” eggs…

Sealed with a Kiss

Before I cared about the internet, receiving letters by mail (as in…mailbox..postal) was so exciting.  Then a few too many businesses learned my name and ruined everything.  It’s bad enough to recieve bills all all week.  Junk mail should be illegal.   A few habitual junk mail offenders really deserve this shout-out.  Department stores : I don’t care…