Done Wallowing

I had a really amazing and genius level post all ready but I managed to screw up the fancy links and then lose half the post. In its place, I give to you this junk food of the mind level post.

You may be wondering, “Elaine, I know you’ve been using the Internet since the days of 2400 baud modems. What especially do you think I should see on the Internet before I die?”

Easy! of course. (I never knew I was such a smarmy self-promoter until now)

If you know I’ve been an Internet geek and one-time AOL scenetress since the slightly older days, you probably know I’m a pop culture whore who “knows” exactly who in Hollywood is gay or a druggie. The best place on the Internet for gossip is not actually on the web but on Usenet(well, I suppose it is on the web if you use Google or something, which, HEY, gives me an idea…). My personal favorites are the Usenet Newsgroups alt.showbiz.gossip and its twisted sister alt.gossip.celebrities . One of these groups (alt.gossip.celebrities I think) actually broke the news of Britney’s brief wedding in Vegas. I mean, damn! How cool is that? And when I say ‘broke the news’ I do not mean they posted a link to some article in People or US. I mean someone posted ‘Britney Spears is getting married, it’ll be in the papers tomorrow!’

Other great places that I love: – the #1 site for information about the band the Eagles. Two totally devoted fans run the site along with their adorable weiner dogs. You’d think the site was their only job but no! They’re teachers as well. I give money to this site like my husband gives money to NPR. What? It’s where I get news.
Maritime Matters – Gene and I went on a cruise back in June 2003. While we were in Freeport in the Bahamas I caught sight of several other cruise ships. But these ships looked older and there was not a soul nearby. After we returned to the States I found out that these ships were going to be sold, most likely for scrap metal in the third world. Ever since this, I depend on Maritime Matters to fill me in whenever I’m curious about a cruise ship. (For fun information about the miniutae of sailing, check out CruiseCritic).

Gotta go — Gene left to play poker so I’m alone with the dogs and they’re roughhousing.

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