Me watching you watching me

18 Dec

Dear Friends and Acquaintances,

Yesterday, it struck me again how much information is available on the internet. What started out as a two-minute search for the properties of Bloodstone, turned into a three-hour session that covered topics ranging from geology to modern magic to Wicca to various other organized religions to the US Bill of Rights to personal information on a friend of mine. I found the Bloodstone information I was looking for in the first two minutes, but I just could not help myself. One question led to others. It is so easy to get lost in the internet and the nearly limitless amount of information house there. So, needless to say I fell farther behind on my FAD challenge word count.

Then, I jumped on the blogosphere, read a few posts, and made some comments. As I was commenting on a post, it occurred to me, again, how much personal information we share with others without giving it much thought. We talk about ourselves, our families, and our lifestyles. What we like to eat, to drink, where we like to go and things we like to do. Now, I am no longer as paranoid as I used to be in my younger days. I don’t post information about others without their expressed permission. However, there is still a little voice that tells me to pay attention to what goes on around me. People are watching what I say and do. 😐  Dun, dun, duuun!

Since I am giving out so much information on myself, I thought it would be a good idea to keep track of who it is I’m giving this information to. WordPress, to my knowledge, has not seen fit to provide who stops by to view my posts so, I must take matters into my own hands. I decided to create a clone. The clone would need a disguise to ensure no one would know it is me. It cannot sleep and should be easy to care for.

For reasons which I will not get into in this public medium, I have a close relationship to the Rabbit/Hare. Yes, I know they are very different. I am a biologist for crying out loud. However, many people think they are the same thing and I am not inclined to take the time to explain it every time the question comes up. That’s what the internet is for.  🙂 But I digress. I looked through 80,000 images and found a self-portrait which now resides at the top of my blog site.

So, beginning now, I will always be here, watching you watching me!


Posted by on December 18, 2012 in Musings and Odd Thoughts


Tags: , , , , , , , ,

6 responses to “Me watching you watching me

  1. annewoodman

    December 18, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    Love the self-portrait, Dennis. ; ) I have a thing for rabbits, too. I agree–we share lots of information. I hope your little hare self is a good guardian of your safety. It’s a weird world out there!

    • Dennis Langley

      December 19, 2012 at 8:29 am

      Magic happens through intent. Maybe, it will help ward off spammers too? 🙂
      Anyway, I just like the picture.

  2. robincoyle

    December 18, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    So if we know the Rabbit/Hare is you, we can always find you! Sleep well, my friend. We are watching you watch us!

  3. 4amWriter

    December 21, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    If that rabbit/hare wasn’t staring at me as though it knows all my secrets, I might not mind it so much. 😉 We definitely share more info nowadays than in years past. And then we complain that there are so many privacy infringements.

    • Dennis Langley

      December 21, 2012 at 2:48 pm

      And he is smirking at the thought of it. I started out pretty paranoid as to what i wanted to share. Don’t know what happened. Maybe it is all the nice people I’ve met.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: