Monday, December 5, 2011

It's a small world, after all.

I've always thought it was not only cool, but kinda handy to know a million billion people.
Because, I know a million billion people.
I'm not stupid nor vain enough to say all of these folks are my friends, but I do know them, and they know me. 
LandOverLord recently said that he and VonSis are going to create a game called Six Degrees of Von. Bet it'd be just as interesting as the Kevin Bacon version.....
And in some instances, some of them swear they know me, but I don't know them - but I blame that on my horrible memory.
Anyway.
Last night came the first but I'm certain not the last time that knowing all of these people is not a good thing.
I was hanging out with A, who is one of my current distractions.  We were talking about nothing in particular, when I remembered a question I had been meaning to ask him:
V: "Where did PC go to high school?"
A: "Loyola"
V: "God fucking damn it"
A: "?"
V: "This year's lapse in judgement (known to you, dear reader, as L) knows PC."
A: "Who's that?"
V: "L" **sigh**
A: "Oh damn. I know that guy. You dated that guy?!!?!"
V: "Dated? No....I just um.....you know how it is...."

A: "That guy is a douchebag. He had  some issues too"
V: "Uh, huh. Well, PC is a douchebag, so I am so not surprised they are friends"

At this point, I lost any and all interest in any further discussion on the topic. On any topic really. Truthfully, I wanted A to leave.
A is not really a stupid guy, and he told me not to be upset about the whole L thing.  I informed A that he had no idea what he was talking about, and that I had no interest in talking about it further.

Sure, I get it, I did this to myself. I could have kept the knowledge to myself, and I have no idea why I even brought it up. I think I knew the truth without having A validate it for me.  I had no idea that I would get bummed out about it.

My ideas of fun, frivolous place holding distractions are already getting messy.  I don't know if it's me or them, but it's definitely happening.  I'm wracking my brains trying to figure out why this is happening, which isn't really helping. 

Turns out I might be more of a girl than I currently like to admit to myself.

11 comments:

Jennifer said...

I need a cheat sheet, Von. Or a Venn Diagram, or a flow chart... While I've gotten better with some of the initials, there are still a couple that throw me. :)

We all have those moments of worlds colliding. It's always nice when you think one is about to, and then doesn't. Remind me sometime to tell you of my brief experiment of "having sex like a man". This is a SATC category. Don't know if you watched the show.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

A Von diagram?

"my brief experiment" sounds like an excellent series of blog posts, Jennifer.
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Von said...

Hmm.. A diagram...I can work on that.

Jennifer said...

I can't believe I missed "Von Diagram"... I'm going to have my 3B's membership card revoked.

"my brief experiment" sounds like an excellent series of blog posts, Jennifer.
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Nice try, thudner....

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

I don't know if it's me or them, but it's definitely happening. I'm wracking my brains trying to figure out why this is happening, which isn't really helping.

You need your network of informers to "vet" future candidates.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Thank you, Jennifer. I'm trying to stay on my toes.

;-)

mikey said...

Yes. I see a role for surveillance in this process. Much electronic surveillance. But Michael Westin has turned out to be a wuss, so don't go there.

Me? I try to use as many names as I possibly can. Sure, it's impossible to remember who I introduced myself as what, but THATS when it starts to get fun. Just keep introducing yourself with new, made up names, and when they say "but..but aren't you Saint Phillip of Ulm?" you tell them "No way - that doods a LOSER". Just keep a lot exotic professions handy - I like "International Art Thief"...

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

When I was in college, one of my roommates was dating five girls at once. As I recall, one of them did not know about any of the others, the others knew about some of the others, but that none of them knew about all of the others.

I never could understand how he kept it all straight. I found it wearying to even think about. A diagram would have helped.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

of my brief experiment of "having sex like a man".

You finished in fifteen seconds and went to sleep?

Kathleen said...

I can't believe I missed "Von Diagram"... I'm going to have my 3B's membership card revoked.

LOL temporary suspension anyways.

Von said...

All 3B suspensions welcome here, as they have banned me over there.