September 24, 2007

Just in case

In my efforts to get my friends to procrastinate in the same ways I do, I have sucked yet another person into blogging: Kindergarten Friend. I've written about her before on my blog – we've been friends since we met in kindergarten over forty years ago. Since we've both chosen to stay in Snowstorm Region, we still get to see each other in person. She is one of the few people I know in real life who reads my blog: she has been known to leave comments saying things like, "Yep, it's all true. Jo(e) really is crazy." And of course, she is the friend who went to Club Libby Lu as a spy, which makes her responsible for about half of all the hate mail I get.

It's fun that now when we talk on the phone we can talk about blogging. Here, for example, is a bit of our conversation from the last time we talked.

Me: Hey, now that you blog, you can be the person who tells all my blogging friends if I'm dead.
KF: What?
Me: Well, it seems to happen all the time.
Me: Bloggers stop blogging, just disappear, and you never know what happened to them.
KF: Oh, so you assume that they got hit by a truck or something.
Me: Exactly.
Me: If I get hit by a truck and killed instantly, I want my blogging friends to know.
KF: Well, if that happens, I can write something for your blog.
KF: I'd be happy to.
KF: I mean, after I stop crying and all that.
Me: Oh, yeah, you can have a day or two to grieve.
Me: I'll give you my password now just in case.
KF: Okay, let me grab a pen.
Me: Oh, you won't have to write it down.

I rattled off a bunch of numbers. She laughed.

What might be random numbers to anyone else are not at all random to two people with a shared history.

KF: I think I can remember that.
Me: And my username is "writingasjoe."
KF: Got it.
Me: I am sure my readers will be happy to know we have a plan in place.

21 comments:

ppb said...

but what if she's the one who dies?

jo(e) said...

Oh, I've got her password so I can return the favor.

Well, not return the favor exactly.

Only one of us will get to do this.

Perhaps we need to find a third person to do this in case we are going somewhere together and get hit by a truck. I mean, that could happen.

Kyla said...

LOL. This is cracking me up.

zhoen said...

Best to plan these things.

niobe said...

Note to self: Develop emergency plan for blog. In the meantime, avoid trucks.

Tall Girl said...

Oh, yes, this is the way I tend to think too, but hadn't thought of this one yet. Better get something in place...

Yankee T said...

You slay me.

Phantom Scribbler said...

Laughing. And then thinking, "Huh, I guess Yankee T would tell everyone if I got hit by a truck, right?"

YourFireAnt said...

Sometimes bloggers stop blogging because they just stop blogging. You know, they're on a break.

FA

argon(one) said...

Your plan might be almost as important as leaving a will!

Propter Doc said...

Do you think we should start leaving our usernames and passwords in our wills?

liz said...

I promise to have Mr. Spock do this for me.

timna said...

I once got an email from the son of a student who died. The son just sent everyone in his dad's address book an email telling them. It was pretty weird. Wonder if my kids could get in to do that.
probably.

susan said...

You two are impressively organized!

What's the plan for dealing with the cognitive dissonance produced by the fact that Kindergarten Friend is blogging under a different nom de blog? I clicked through and thought, "but this is Baby Lisa. Where is KF?" Hopelessly literal, I can be.

Lina said...

I'm so glad I'm not the only one who has prepared for this eventuality! Heck, I've even left my blog to someone: just because I lose my life doesn't mean I have to lose readers, right? ;)

Songbird said...

So it's a blogging will?

Blonde niece said...

I wanted to inform you that today while i was walking around pretty colored lakes i saw an owl, and it was gorgeous. I could write you an email, but I figure you check this more:-)

Magpie said...

I don't know anyone I went to kindergarten with.

Rana said...

Me either, Magpie.

I think a password-will isn't a bad idea!

chichimama said...

Rebecca and I have a similar plan in place. And had a similar giggle over my password. It is nice to have a friend who knows your passwords...

elswhere said...

I have thought about this, too! I've never actually given RW my password, but I think she could figure it out if need be. Or she could just write a comment on my last post.