September 20, 2002

Friday Five

FRIDAY FIVE...

1. Would you say that you're good at keeping in touch with people? Yes and no. My brothers will tell you I call too often to check up on them - though my grandparents will say I don't call enough. As for friends, I have a tendency to over-communicate with them - sometimes to the point of being a bore.

2. Which communication method do you usually prefer/use: e-mail, telephone, snail mail, blog comments, or meeting in person? Why? I use email and phone about half-and-half. I prefer email, because it gives me the opportunity to come off as more clever (I'm a better writer than I am a speaker - so that should tell you how bad a talker I am...) I like the concept of actual "snail"-mail, but I almost never put it into practice.

3. Do you have an instant messenger program? How many? Why/why not? How often do you use it? I use ICQ at work, and use it practically every five minutes (I just got interrupted by another one right there). I use Apple's very cool IM program iChat at home, but don't have too many buddies on that list - and use AIM on the work computer occassionally, for that same group of people.

4. Do most of your close friends live nearby or far away? I don't have many close friends, but "they all" live relatively close.

5. Are you an "out of sight, out of mind" person, or do you believe that "distance makes the heart grow fonder"? "Out of sight, out of mind" is definitely the case for me. As I get older, I have less patience for those who don't bother to call or email.


posted by julie at September 20, 2002 05:05 PM


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