Sunday, January 25, 2009
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
Have you ever had a conversation with a group of your friends and suddenly asked yourself, "How on earth did we get to THIS topic?!!" Anybody following the conversation would either be fascinated or, well, think we were all nuts.
Our Book Babes used to meet at Oscar's near the Duck Pond fairly regularly for years. We would sit outside on their patio and have a rip roaring good time. We would laugh because sometimes you could see people were leaning in to listen to us talk. The laughter could sometimes be seriously contagious. I believe that is where we had a conversation about "purses and their handles!" Now, if you want to know what that means, you are gonna have to leave a comment.
Blogging is such a weird thing though. In many ways, it is like a journal or diary recording the events that happen in our lives. Weddings, parties, celebrations, and sometimes just the ordinary events. I also think of it as the beginning of a great conversation. Reading my friends' blogs is like listening in at Oscar's.
I found a blog post about "The Unseen Benefit of Commenting" that totally said what I was thinking, but if you jump to that link, you will notice that there are 65 comments! And the comments themselves could be mini posts. I visit blogs where there can sometimes be over 400 comments. The commenters talk to each other and their opinions are illuminating in so many ways.
Do you hesitate to leave a comment on other blogs? I have to admit, I am like that. I link to some incredible family blogs that are funny, joyful, sad, and all around enjoyable to read, but I feel that I would be intruding if I left a comment. But I so want to comment sometimes!! Cougarnana off of Karen's blog had a Sunday Six talking about the movie "Australia" and about Hugh Jackman. Yummy. I am not a big Nicole Kidman fan, but I loved both of them in this movie and especially enjoyed drooling over Hugh. I wanted to leave a comment saying anyone who enjoys watching Hugh Jackman is okay in my book~! She could probably list some good Hugh movies that I missed. Nancy says I need a movie education--she can list a whole bunch of movies and I am lucky if I have seen 1 or 2 of them. Seriously, it is quite sad.
So, anybody see a good movie lately? Off to comment on the movie "Gran Torino~!"