Tuesday, October 07, 2008

ok this is wierd

So, it's time to share what I've been fucking rushing home to do everyday.

Something very strange has started happening. Bizarre as it, I'm loving it.

If you'd told me a month ago, that:

1)I'd be one of those people who talk on Skype to somebody everyday, who couldn't wait to get home to talk to this person over a fucking webcam,

I'd say you were barking mad.

2)We'd not only talk on Skype, but do communal things like take baths together.

You'd tell me I was barking mad.

I have one amazing night with a British stranger in fucking Greece, and instead of never talking to this person again, as one might expect, I have just got to know him more and more – over Voice Over Fucking IP.

Maybe I am absolutely fucked in the head, and this is the part where Peas On Toast finally loses all her pears. I mean there we were, him in his bath tub and me in mine, merrily washing our hair and talking crap over a webcam.

Like it's a slightly normal thing to do. Maybe other people do do this? Jesus I really hope so. I mean maybe people talk over Skype in the bath all the time?

Maybe this is the 21st Century vibe, and we're just two modern-day people getting to know each other using all our technological resources around us.

I just know it's a lot of fun.

(It wasn't that kinky either, the bath, before you ask. In fact, we entertained the morbid idea of what would happen if one of us died mid-conversation? Like what would we do? Who would we call? We don't know any of each other's friends or family, I mean, God forbid. I suppose we'd have to phone the company.)

Anyway, so we've both had a giggle as to how our friendship seems to be panning out – over the fucking Internet – and I laugh because it's absurd.

Or is it?
I don't know, I just know I love talking to him and getting to know his life. But can you imagine what my bloody neighbours think?

"Oh there's that girl in Number 15 talking to herself again."

Or "She seems to have this invisible British friend...how odd! We can all hear him but we can't see him."

Or "Did you hear Number 15 again? God she was cracking the most lewd set of paedophile jokes to someone who seemed to be heartily appreciating it."

And although I went out with a guy last night – one I could stand next to and brush up against – for a drink, I've been finding myself walking around my house laughing my head off, as I talk to someone over a screen.
The drinks with someone else was super enjoyable, although I originally did it for my own sanity.

Carrying my Mac around as I make tea, go about my business and now bathe in front of this [hot] man.

What is going on?


kyknoord said...

Cool. It's like having an imaginary friend, but with technology.

Peas on Toast said...

Ah thanks God you're back.

I was beginning to think you were my imaginary friend.

Megz said...

Hahah peas, stop worrying about if its nromal or not.. who wants to nbe NORMAL anywho.

YOur having fun, enjoying yourself .. who gives a shyte if its normal or not....

Let the good times roll babe.


Peas on Toast said...

Megz - wahaha thanks.

So it's cool if I'm hiding under a veil of eccentricity then? ;)

MidniteGem said...

Sounds a bit like my story! My one night stand before the guy went back to london turned into us becoming the best of friends online via email, skype, msn. Once we decided that there was def more to this he came back to cpt for 3 weeks in Christmas and we have been together since the first day back...then i moved over to London and moved in with him and that was over 2 years ago now. He is the most perfect fit for me - so thank heavens for technology otherwise it wouldnt have come together so perfectly.

Peas on Toast said...

Midnitegem - seriously? What an amazing story! Incredible - I really only thought those kind of things happened in the movies - so you were basically communicating with this person over a screen for two years (give or take and with a holiday in between)??
That's pretty darn amazing babe. And awesome for you!

MidniteGem said...

Lol - well not quite that long. We did the long distance thing for 9 months and then last year April I moved over to london and moved in with him and we have been inseprable since then. (sorry if i'm not too coherant today as i'm home sick in bed!)

we now joke about how it really did start out at a complete one night stand with no expectations of anything more.

Peas on Toast said...

Wow, that's a seriously awesome one in a kajillion story.

Warms my old heart!

MidniteGem said...

i suppose that is true - thanks

The Blonde Blogshell said...
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The Blonde Blogshell said...

Midnitegem's story ROCKS!!

I think that is possibly the most adorable thing ever!!
Thank God for technology.
Hmmm...why didn't I think of that when the man was overseas? I love the idea of bathing together in two different countries..it's like the modern day version of the olden day romance story of two people in different parts of the world, looking up at one sky together and knowing they're connected!

Revolving Credit said...

Hahaha...you've become a technowhore..a slave to the technology.

Next we'1ll need to stop refering to you has Peas on Toast, but rather as

I can just imagine the the conversation: 'Hey babe, I'm in the bath lathering. Wanna get geeky with me?'

Niice..I like!

So, does the dolphin count as technology???

Peas on Toast said...

Blondie - you should try it! There is SO much stuff/activities (besides the very obvious) you can do over the Net.

Oh fuck, blushage.

Rev - ahhahaha, 'Your IP address is turning me onnnnn baby.'

Of course the Dolphin counts as technology, of course! :)

Mini said...

May your bubble NOT be burst!

Peas on Toast said...


MidniteGem said...

@blondie - awwww *blush* thanks :)

Whale said...

Call me a cynic but doesn't this mean that you don't get REAL dick Peas? You spend all your time talking to this dude (which is sickeningly sweet like Molasses and makes my heart bleed lumpy custard for you) to the detriment of all the other nice Jozi okes who could do the same job locally.

@BlondeBlogshell: that whole 'lovers under the same stars' bullshit is so 80's Disney Fival Goes West let's move on.

Peas on Toast said...

Whale - ok dude, just cos YOU get it on tap all the time, doesn't mean to have to be all cynical to us hopeless and ridiculous impractical romantics, bugger.

And now that I'm not sitting opposite you anymore, PLEASE FETCH ME COFFEE, ONE SUGAR PLEASE!

The Blonde Blogshell said...

PS> go get your award lady!

Peas on Toast said...

Blondie - which award which award i get an award where what how i get an award????

The Blonde Blogshell said...

@Whale...have an unhappy childhood?

Anonymous said...

dude's got the right idea. look at boobs, then alt-tab to the next one. p.s. straight men don't bath. did you turn him, lau?

Luc(ifer) said...

Sounds like the last dude should try taking a bath - he might then actually pick up a chick instead of one handed surfing all day.

Luc(ifer) said...

Oh, and by the way - making an anonymous post? like thats not gay...

Peas on Toast said...

Lucifer - Well when we were shenaniganing in Greece, it was around a large body of water...and you were ANYTHING but gay if I remember correctly....