This past month, I experienced what I can only call, a piece of normal. Normal as in, something that you do/have in the course of a typical day. In this particular instance (actually two), I had two distinct conversations with two very distinctive fellow bloggers.
Now before you get your panties in a bunch about me trumpeting the fact that I experienced something that occurs in every single day of my existence, let me tell you up front that while I have this about two or three times a day in the real world (and I'm not talking about brief chit-chat between co-workers, or while you're standing in a line waiting, and things like that), I haven't had this in my online world (read: chat rooms) in quite some time and almost never in my blog world. Isn't that just the spiffiest run-on sentence that you've ever read?
In the chat rooms, it's darn near impossible to be able to carry on a conversation with someone without twenty or more idiots butting in and crapping on your parade (one of many reasons why I've toned done my chat room attendance in the past month). As for the blog world, for the most part, you comment on a blog post, and you get a response to your comment and then you continue on your merry way.
That's why it was so refreshing to have a conversation with a fellow blogger for the first time since last summer, when I had a truly silly one with my friend Sy. The first one that I had was with a fellow blogger and all around good egg, Jannie Funster.
That one started innocently enough, in a post whose title escapes me, about visiting different cities. But over the course of three days or so, we managed to have a rather normal conversation about visiting a city versus visiting the outskirts of a particular city. It was very refreshing to simply be able to have a intelligent online conversation with someone, as opposed to having a hit and run insultfest that most of my chat room encounters were.
The second one dealt with music. Earlier in the month, I made a post about what c.d.'s I had in my bookcase, and another fellow blogger and all around good egg, Lynn made a nice post in reference to it. As with the previous blog, I was able to have a very good conversation with Lynn (and Jannie who happened to drop by) about the types of music we both listened to.
Both of the conversations with most refreshing and in the end, I managed to learn a little bit more about my fellow bloggers.
It really was a pleasant experience for me. To be able to actually partake in two very big helpings of normalcy that I found in all places, a blog, in this vast wasteland called the Internet, was something that really made those particular days shine.