Tuesday, April 10, 2012

I is for Inbox and Indigo Girls

I check my email about a thousand times a day.
I wish I were exaggerating.

When I don't have any new messages I click the little Inbox button just to make sure the browser is up-to-date (second?) so I don't miss any messages that might possibly come into my box.

Most of the time I wind up deleting the messages that do show up.
Fwds about angels and jesus and if-you're-a-good-person-you'll-pass-this-on messages
ads from REI and other outdoor/backcountry type places
mass emails from creative writing list-serves which hardly ever apply to me
notifications from twitter and blogger and facebook

Other times I scan over the email and think, I'll have time later to really look at this and maybe send a response.
Of course those ones wind up lost in the line somewhere and I probably have a lot of friends who wonder why I never email them back...

Lately I've been thinking about how email used to be so cool. And I suppose with the way I act it may seem like I think it's so cool even now (it's just that I'm addicted to my email, not that it's so cool anymore). But, I LOVE letters. The ones that actually come in the mail. And postcards--thos are way fun.

Maybe I should write more letters...

On another note, I really like this song. The lyrics are the bomb!

I'm trying to tell you something about my life...
There's more than one answer to these questions pointing me in a crooked line
And the less I seek my source from some divinity the closer I am to fine...

Write on!


  1. I totally am addicted to my email too. I think it may have something to do with wanting to hear back from the New Yorker :) And cool song buddy! I like it.

    Sarah Allen
    (my creative writing blog)

  2. I check the mail every single day, eagerly awaiting letters...but none ever come!!! I miss the time (specifically, the 18 months) where I relied on letters and they actually came!!!!
    Email is great too... :)