Tuesday, January 03, 2006

U2 and myspace: totally unrelated topics

UPDATE: Here is a link to the Time article.
My husband says that Bono and Bill and Melinda Gates are doing what they are supposed to do. But we definitely should give them credit because they are going against what normal rock stars and corporate billionaire types do (which usually is not much).

U2: as many of you may know (because I wrote about it here), I was not able to go to see U2 in concert when they were here in December (small problem… I lacked a ticket). So, my dear god-daughter who went to the concert gave me a very nice Christmas present. The U2 concert live in Chicago DVD. Now I can watch U2 whenever I want without having to buy a ticket. Other U2 news… my DH bought me the latest issue of Time magazine as a New Year’s gift. Bill and Melinda Gates and Bono (lead singer of U2) are Time’s Persons of the Year. Maybe I will frame the cover….

Maybe you have (or haven’t heard) of myspace.com. I started a myspace account just so I could leave comments on people’s blogs. I told myself I wouldn’t get too involved with myspace (hey, I can barely keep up with this blog). And a sure sign of falling into the myspace trap is posting a picture on your account. Over the weekend, I was looking through pictures from Christmas and New Year’s and saw a nice one of Pavlos and me. So I decided to post it onto my myspace account. Needless to say, the picture file was too large and, thus, I was “saved” from falling deeper into the myspace world. I do find, though, that I am able to keep tabs on my brother in a unique and interesting way via having a myspace account. That makes it all worth it…


Susan said...

I keep tabs on your afore mentioned brother, and Ellena too.
Its so sad about Ellena, she is such a lost soul.

Jim N. said...

I looked into myspace just to see what all the hub-bub was... I just didn't get. The more I was there the more confused I got. I thought that perhaps it was because I'm ascending the age ladder, but then your myspace account told me you were just slightly older than I. And you seem to 'get it', so age can't be it. Though I do understand that the 18-24 crowd is the target audience... :)

Christina said...

mom/susan... i keep tabs on ellena through you. i'm too scared to look at her myspace account!

jim... i do believe that age has something to do with it because i don't really get it either:) you may have noticed that i only have 6 friends (that's because only six people have invited me to be their friend). i'm not sure how i ask others to be my friend... but maybe i don't want to know:) i do know that i do not want to be sucked deeper into myspace:)

Mimi said...

Whohooooo! Congratulations on the DVD, and wasn't that an awesome TIME article? (Bill Gates and I were at the same concert, but he had far better seats than me, and Bono didn't come to my house afterwards).

I have no clue on the MySpace thing, sorry. I just got invited to participate in Live Journal and that doesn't make much sense to me either.

Hey, I think my email addy will come to you on this post, if you have them emailed to you - would you reply to me? Dawn and I are talking about coming to Portland and we want to catch up with you.

Xenia Kathryn said...

I would ask you to be my friend on myspace, but if it will only suck you into the depths, then I won't... :D But if you change your mind, let me know!

Christina said...

Mimi... sent you an email. I look forward to meeting you. too bad bono couldn't make it to your home, too, after the show:)

katie...we are friends whether through myspace or not:) although, i do have to admit i would like to have at least nine friends so that i can delete "tom" as one of my top friends:)

papa herman said...

I read excerpts of the article while waiting for my car at Les Schawb.