As a long time internet resident, one facet that has always fascinated me is fantasy. We have the good fortune of being able to present an image of ourselves to the world, minus our faults and foibles. Whether it be via a website, blog, chat, text or any other form of internet communication, (now poetically called social networking) we present ourselves in our best possible light.

That is natural of course. But where it gets interesting is when the image is partial or total fantasy. The starting point would have to be our profile images we use. How many of them are recent? How many of them are even of ourselves anyway? The image icons used in Twitter give me a good laugh when compared to the conversations. Then there are of course the spammers and phishers who use cute little girlie pics to attract their victims.

I should point out here though that I never use and image of myself on the internet that is more than a year old. Well, maybe two or three.

In our messages and conversations very few of us would admit to sitting in a cluttered bedroom, dressed in unfashionably old fleecy pyjamas and worn out slippers drinking warm milk, and blowing our snotty nose every five minutes due to a crappy head cold and suffering from flatulence after eating cold left over pizza. No, we are well connected, wealthy, cool, polite, charming and real pretenders to the the thrones of sex gods and goddesses with an enviable social life. Yeah!

So I’ll be the first to admit that at the time of writing this blog post, I was dressed in an old track suit and much older T-shirt. The T-shirt had ‘1976 Paleo Festival’ printed on it, but now barely visible. I had no shoes on and noticed that my toenails really needed clipping. In addition, I think I counted three farts. About one per paragraph, so that’s about on average. I can’t say for sure, but I may have belched as well. Sorry, I didn’t keep a count of coughs, sneezes and yawns.

My coffee cup looks disgusting. I think it’s time to get back to the real world and do the washing up! Now, where did I put my nail clippers?

I Fart Too!
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  • 27/03/2010 at 9:40 pm

    I understand completely. I've been meaning to change my picture. I'll be the first to admit that it is an older picture of myself. My daughter actually put that picture up of me. I had no ulterior motives and I am very comfortable with my appearance right now.
    I guess it all comes down to perception. Ya just never know what your gonna get.
    I think that I am a genuine person. I am not out to fool anyone. I am also a pretty good judge of character. Although I am not one to judge. Naturally my perceptions are not always correct. I am sometimes amused and I should say can be easily hurt if I find out that someone isn't what they portray themselves to be. Especially if I have allowed myself to become close with that person. I'm not easily surprised or shocked.
    As far as being on your best behavior well, why not save all the bullshit for someplace other than twitter. We all know everyone has their share. There are certain things I make it a policy not to do whether it be "In real life " or here. One of them being, I don't argue Politics or Religion. It's all a matter of opinion. I should admit that I have voiced mine on occasion with a select few. haha
    That being said, I think the internet is a wonderful thing. Especially for those who are trying to promote or express themselves in some way. but when it comes to matters of the heart.. Be careful.

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