6:32 PM me: You need to join facebook so we can play scrabulous.
6:33 PM Laura: what is it?
me: online scrabble
but not timed.
Laura: and can it possibly be worth joining facebook?
plus you can play zombie wars.
you know this will be fun.
6:34 PM Laura: how about zombie scrabble?
me: we could try.
perhaps that’s an untapped application that will make you millions if you make it.
Laura: there’s a business model for me
I don’t think zombies are very good at scrabble
6:35 PM would make for a very short and messy game
my friend porochista would be all over it.
Laura: I picture a scrabble board covered with body parts
me: what upsets her is that she can’t throw the board when she’s losing if it’s online.
6:36 PM Laura: and throwing a laptop really isn’t nearly as satisfying
and a lot more expensive
plus, pieces don’t fly everywhere with that wooden click.
6:37 PM Laura: and you can’t fondle all your nice smooth tiles
6:38 PM if you’re playing online
me: that’s ok with me.
Laura: I’m afraid you’re just going to have to come visit if you want to play scrabble with me
I don’t think I’m going to be on facebook anytime soon
me: I actually enjoy it online. but okay.
6:39 PM Laura: there must be other places one can play online, yes?
aside from face book?
6:40 PM me: uh…I don’t know.
that’s the thing about facebook.
everything is in one place.
6:41 PM Laura: oh well.
not sure why I’m so resistant to facebook
me: gregg taylor is there.
6:42 PM Laura: I have enough online places to monitor. do I really need another one?
oh, well, if GGreg is there!
me: what social networking sites are you on?
There’s all these act up people on there. it’s so funny.
Laura: really? who else?
6:44 PM me: uh, [redacted]…
those are nyc peeps
6:46 PM Laura: do I really need to be on a social networking site? should I get caught up with this web 2.0 all the kids are raving about these days? will it make my life better?
me: it’s somehow very reassuring and I like the asynchronous nonverbal communication.
6:47 PM Laura: there is that.
which sites do you like?
6:48 PM me: I like facebook more than friendster or myspace.
I never get hookers trying to get my attention like I do on myspace.
and friendster, it seemed like everyone was very weird and not as fun.
Laura: I am on friendster.
6:49 PM or at least I was – haven’t checked in ages
6:50 PM me: there’s also goodreads, which I like a lot.
6:51 PM and is book oriented.
Laura: and no hookers?
6:53 PM me: no
Laura: or at least well read hookers
6:54 PM me: I just get tired of deleting robot hooker porn solicitations on myspace.
Laura: there are a few of those about
me: they’re always like, ‘Hi, I’m not on here much anymore…so go here…’ and I just think, that’s such a lie. You are always on here, sending people these emails. And you’re a robot.
I want to write back and say, do you do this from a phone while you shop?
6:55 PM I want hookers to tell me the truth.
Laura: “robot hooker porn” gives me an entirely different mental image than what I think you meant. very funny. I think it involves Bender from futurama….
me: yeah. love Bender.
6:56 PM Laura: you have to pay them extra for the truth. or at least tip well.
7:00 PM me: that’s the thing.
7:04 PM Laura: back. we’re cleaning up after a big party last night.
the kitchen floor is really sticky but I don’t feel like mopping it.
7:05 PM i just mopped it yesterday, damn it
But sticky is gross.
Laura: I think someone dropped a drink
it is. my feet stick to the floor. I will mop it, I just resent having to do it
me: well, I’m a go make me some dinner. Good luck with getting your mind around mopping.
7:06 PM Laura: k. later.
me: if you find an online scrabble game we can play I’ll play you.
doesn’t have to be facebook.
Laura: maybe if I were on facebook I could find some hookers to clean the floor for me!
me: there you go…
7:07 PM Laura: I’m clearly just not thinking through all the possibilities.
anyway. enjoy your dinner.