Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Happy Days Are Here Again

Got this yesterday. I need my picture taken. Funny, I take pictures of other people but I am not very enthused about someone taking mine. Can I be like the Phantom of the Opera? I  like to be mysterious. I like my anonimity in this journal. Should I shatter the illusion? 

AOL Keyword: Journals is considering your AOL Journal, Dear Diary, to be highlighted on our main screen in the future.
We would also like to feature a picture of you
that we can use in case your Journal is selected for the number one slot in our Editor's Weekly Picks.
Please send an attached photo to me (.jpg or .bmp format only; pictures embedded in e-mail cannot be accepted) with your reply. Be sure that the photo has a minimum size of 210x160. To see how your picture would be used if selected, see the large photo on the main screen at AOL Keyword: Journals.
When you send your picture, please Reply to this e-mail, sending it back to screen name JournalsEditor:


You Know You're Addicted to  AOL Journal When...


If you can't access the site, you have a minor freak out - and a major case of hitting reload.

You found yourself composing journal entries during dates, movies, even at work (during breaks, of course)!

When you're out, you suddenly thinkof a witty reply to a comment somebody made to you... several days ago.

You've downloaded AOL Bot program which has only the purpose of making entries easier to write without going on the site manually.

You consider it a great offense if someone deletes your Journal off their Favorite Site  list.

The first thing you do every day when you go online is check your Journal - even before checking your email.
When your friends ask what's new, you get mad at them because you already wrote it in your J and they didn't check it yet.

You have put more time into J than all your housework.

You have more friends on J land than in real life.

You can't seem to call your friends by their real names - only J names will do.
You have posted about a party or get together on your J... and random strangers showed up.

You've written a private  entry about one of your J friends. (Extra points if they eventually found out about it)

You have written posts to notify people you're going to sleep.

You talk about your J friends to your real life friends all the time... like they're a part of your group.

You've created a J community, and people actually post in it.

You've been recognized in real life by a fellow J'er.

You have befriended someone because of their  Journal  pictures.

You have "pity friends" on your list, who you would defriend if you could.
Instead of doing housework,  you post pictures of it  on your Journal.

Your pets all have their own AOL Journals.
You've stopped being friends with someone in real life because of something they've said on J.
You have consoled yourself after a horrible day thinking "At least this will make a great J post"

You're jealous of people who have more friends and / or comments than you.

You have written a really great, solid post - only to be disappointed by the lack of good comments.

You're guilty of commenting excessively to get more traffic to your journal.

You've deleted a post a few minutes (or hours) after you've written it, because it seemed lame in retrospect.

You give shout outs to all your J friends on their birthdays.

You have an additional, secret journal that hardly anyone knows about.

 You have gotten mean anonymous comments (bonus points for figuring out who it was via their IP)

You've been reported (or reported someone) to  AOL J Abuse.

You've been featured on  AOL J’s   Editor Picks.

You actually get these jokes and pass them on to other friends who are J addicts.


chatzeekay said...

Oh I love it and its so much the truth.. I hope I can get time to pass this around for you.... Oh been busy you write so well and I love oyur entrys.. Posting a pic is a good thing ...

sieblonde said...

Congrats! on the Editor consideration.  And the list is too funny.  And too true!  ~Sie

coy1234787 said...

Consider me addicted.
  *** Coy ***


sdoscher458 said...

I love this list..I think I am addicted...LOL..Sandi