As the ever entertaining Mr. Shife pointed out in his blog… Confessions of a Dumb, White Guy… keywords are funny things. Granted, his are way funnier than anything I have come up with. I don’t think I will even try and out do that. ( If you have not visited him, do so.)
I’m not sure why I did it, but today I googled Ananda. Because of my own moniker. You get a zillion references to Buddhism and Yoga… two things totally lacking in my life and not at all connected with my handle. The only thing the two Anandas agree on are the meaning… Ananda means “bliss, joy, free from form”. While you will see that there are many schools with Ananda in their name, most have some sort of spiritual aspect to them.
My Ananda also comes from the name of a school. There was not a darned thing spiritual about our school. But it was a blast. One that I attended many thousands of years ago when fish still had legs. And Patrick Sean O’Neil was still producing Sailor Tom comics for Kids Magazine. Patrick was my friend. It happened that dmarks mentioned Patrick’s comic in his blog… where I was lurking. I didn’t actually have a blog yet. I’m a real new-bee. So when I went to make a comment, I ended up starting an account and it me asked for a name… well, since I was making contact about my old pal at school, why not use the school name and put girl after it? I am not instantly clever. I thought if Patrick ever happened on dmark’s page that he would see the school name and it would light him up… shake the dust and cobwebs out of his brain and he would recall the wonderfulness that is me!
Yes, I know, a long, long shot. “It ain’t matter none…” as a guy on Craig’s List once typed. Patrick was only a friend. I’m not looking for love or anything like that. But it would be great to touch base and see how many kids he has and who he ended up with in life. What the heck he became, if not a cartoonist. Or a writer. He was always funny and often inappropriate… two of my very favorite things. (By day I am a simple school librarian, stifled in the utterly appropriate life of a public school employee. I must break out and be what I truly am!) I would enjoy knowing info. I’m curious about people and I love to hear their stories. Especially crazy ones or funny ones. Absurd is fabulous too.
So you will not find me by googling Ananda, at least not in the first 35 pages of choices. There is a beautiful black woman in there with the name of just Ananda and she seems interesting. I am not her. She would not appreciate being confused with me, I’m sure.
The fascinating Mr. Shife also told me that he has had trouble posting to my blog. AAAAAGGGGHHHH. Anyone else having trouble? That really upsets me. I want to hear people’s stories… as odd or sad, wild, troubled… whatever… as many as I can. Feel free to drop them on me as you like. But if you have trouble getting through… can you tell Mr. Shife… if I may impose on you good sir! Because something will need to be done. I will check with Mr. Shife.
deadwood be done
1 year ago