OXFORD, Ohio (ZP) -- I was sitting in a coffee shop yesterday afternoon, trying to catch up on reading people's blogs, work stuff, and scores of other things.
I spent the majority of my weekend having a blast - fishing, hiking, drinking beer, getting sunburned, and generally enjoying the views associated with an unseasonably hot Spring.
Ahem. I'm still a virile, heterosexual guy. I'm single, no attachments. I'm gonna at least look if I'm at a state park propagated by scantily-clad women sunning themselves. It's not like I was one of the middle-aged bikers cruising through the park on their hogs, whistling and drooling.
Just a few glances.
Okay. Maybe more than a few. I kinda, sorta backed my truck into a park restroom while trying to at least pretend I wasn't checking out this group of women in bikini tops in the midst of a water balloon fight. No harm done, though.
I did get talked into going skinny-dipping by two rather vivacious girls from Colorado on a research trip. Hey, I'm a librarian, dammit. I teach people how to research for a living.
More on that later. For now, back to coffee talk...
While I'm refilling my "bottomless mug" of fair-trade joe, a group of women walk in. One sticks her tongue out at me and hollers my way.
Now, most guys would probably get a bit excited when a dozen very attractive women walk into a cafe and one of these women comes up to chat. The first thing that goes through my mind is, usually, panic. Is this woman talking to me, the real-world Jason, or the blog-version?
Fortunately, I knew the woman from the real world. But in the past, I've had people who've asked for research help at work, clam up, and then tell me the whole Cassanova Kiss thing got them all hot and bothered. I've even had cyberstalkers. That's creepy shit.
Ya know what? I know how quite a few local student lurkers found the blog. You got bored in class or in a dorm room while working on some blog-based assignment for one of several classes. You started surfing. You saw, yeah, I have a lot of profile views. You may have thought you recognized me from somewhere you frequent - like the library where I work.
Thanks for stopping by and for reading over the last year. I have no problems with local folks reading - a few of my colleagues think this site is rather entertaining. Feel free to continue reading.
But, well, the ZenFo Pro is moving to Cincinnati... sort of.
I decided to take advantage of the slow blog traffic this weekend, "relocating" the ol' blog to Cincy in the Blogger directory. I'm still based in Oxford - 30 minutes outside of Cincinnati - but, to cut down on the number of local college student lurkers, the majority of whom enter through my profile, I moved the blog to give me a little peace of mind.
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