Wednesday, January 26, 2005

FAVORITES PLACES

My favorites list is 526 items long.  I didn't add them all, some of them were automatically added by AOL, but I'm afraid to delete them because the last time I deleted something that AOL had loaded for me... I crashed my computer.  The Frankenputer is still out of commission, I cannot get it online.  About 70 of my favorites are journals, 20 of which are either deleted or inactive, I hate to delete them from my favorites, I am still hoping that one day they will be resurrected. Several have been made private and I have not been given the security clearance to access those sites.  Also on that list are several email accounts that I no longer have passwords to access.  At least I think thats why they are there.  I keep asking the sites to resend my password, but AOL's spam filters keep intercepting the emails and I have never received these top-secret emails. 

I have the kids' school websites, the local online newspaper, the cinema guide, several blackpower sites, recipe sites, and a gazillion graphic sites.  I collect them like a pack rat, I'm just glad they all compress into neat little one-line hyperlinks on my favorites list.  It makes me feel.... organized!

Most important on the list are the links to my family, my siblings and parents in Hawaii, and my sister in the South, all of whom would never know I was still alive if it weren't for the internet.  (Hi Mom, Hi Dad!  Thanks for the letters guys!)

Ah yes, who needs the phone or the mailman when there is the internet?  For that matter who needs to talk, lets just write!  No need to get dressed for that matter... do it naked!  You don't even have to brush your teeth if you don't want to... nobody will notice except maybe the Papa John's delivery man when he brings you the Gourmet Garlic Chicken pizza you ordered online.  This is the good life, and it can all be found on the right hand side of my AOL desktop between Jalepeno Jeans and the Acme Label Maker!

9 comments:

rwsgirl2029 said...

You have me cleaning out my Favorite Places, closet, under the bed, pantry....OMG, sorry got carried away!  You are so funny, Dorn!  I love your journal because it is so true!  Hugs Beth-Ann http://jornals.aol.com/rwsgirl2029/ItsMyLilWorld

jackiebenice said...

Hey!!
thats so funny. I was just looking at my fav list today, and was thinking about deleting some..and most of mine are journals too..some that I dont have linked...ahh..the joys and pains of aol...more pains then joys..but oh wells..
laters!
~Jackie~
http://journals.aol.com/jackiebenice/blah/
and
http://journals.aol.com/jackiebenice/JackiesFunPage/
and
http://journals.aol.com/jackiebenice/DearJackie/

mumma4evr said...

Hey, Dorn, how do you make folders in Fav places?  My favs are so disorganized and when I am on break from school next week, I would love to roganize them!
Becky

dcmeyer420 said...

LOL. Love your journal because it makes me laugh. I use to live in Hawaii. I worked at Castle Medical Center in Kailua. We went back there last year and headed to L&L straight from the airport!

jcole16757 said...

My favorites is a mile long also.  It includes school websites, newspapers, shops I do business with online and forever many more.  I tried yesterday to week out some but I really need to do is categorize them more efficiently.

cneinhorn said...

You're on my favorites list Dorn!  Sometimes I do go through it and clean it up, organize it, get rid of the things I don't look at anymore, the journals that have closed shop, that kind of thing....  :-)

~JerseyGirl
http://journals.aol.com/cneinhorn/WonderGirl

floralilia said...

uh..i don't see floralilia on there...

what's up with that missy....

xzasporated1 said...

I have two folders for my journals.  Ah...Stepping Stones and Coffee.  I miss Tracy.

~~ jennifer

floralilia said...

oh.. wait a dang minute!  i am on there!

i will sleep better tonight.

thanks dorn!