Me: Hey Virtual Christian Dumais. Guess what?
VCD: Umm, can ya wait, changing a baby diaper here. Not exactly a multi-tasking event.
Me: Oh, sure. Go ahead.
15mins, the odd scream, some disinfectant spray where an ‘accident’ happened, later and VCD was good to talk.
VCD: Ok, what’s up?
Me: Well, it’s been two weeks since my departure of FaceBook and I feel fine.
VCD: Good for you. Do you want a badge or something?
Me: Ohh, like some sort of FB-AA meeting right?
VCD: Sure. Here’s a nice shiny piece of plastic.
Me: Hey, this is just a handi-wipe lid!
VCD: Look inside.
Me: Says made in China.
VCD: There you go, even the Chinese approve of your 2 weeks of abstinence!
Me: Tell me you don’t try things like this in your stand-up comedy routine.
VCD: Nah, I only use the good stuff for people who matter and are paying.
Me: But you are virtual. You don’t get any money any ways.
VCD: Hmm, true. Still, suck it up. It’s all I got for you.
Me: Sigh….methinks I chose the wrong muse for this endeavour.
VCD: Maybe but if you think someone else can do a better job, then why are we still talking.
Me: Well, I am hoping you, the real you, might find this somewhat amusing. And besides, it’s an interesting way for me to talk about my life without having to kinda lecture people on a somewhat boring existence outside of the words I write here.
VCD: <shrug> if you say so.
Me: For a muse, you don’t seem to be very inspiring.
VCD: Don’t make me ang-
Me: Oh no you didn’t! You already used that line!
VCD: I did? Damn. I’ll make it on my giant chalk calendar…
Me: Wait…did you say chalk?
VCD: I did. Something wrong?
Me: Nope, just making sure I heard that right. Personally I thought the whole dry-erase thing is kinda dumb and overly expensive. Yet I did see a goofy automatic chalkboard eraser mechanism at a local University here. Seemed over kill.
VCD: Really? Now that’s a juxtaposition of technology.
Me: Hmm, well this rambled on a bit now hasn’t it?
VCD: Yeah, kinda. So if there is nothing else, I got things to do, tweets to make.
Me: Well, thanks for….well….no real inspiration today it seems. Maybe next time you’ll help.
VCD: Or maybe not. It’s not really me so I don’t really have much of a choice.
Me: Huh, I guess not.