Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Video Relationships

At least once a day, I am in a video conference with our office in LA. One of the weirdest things today was seeing everyone in LA walk in wearing short-sleeved shirts and shorts (one girl in a short skirt, even!) while I am shivering in Albuquerque.

It is one of the oddest things, to see a place that I know well on a daily basis ... but not be there. Especially when the weather is so different, and when there are so many people that I know very well but have never met (or met very briefly).

The price of the world getting smaller, I suppose.

Another strange digital relationship, I think, was the one between Americans and Osama bin Laden. Thanks to the internet, I feel like I heard about his death practically the moment it happened (more accurately, the moment that our government decided to release the information).

I don't talk politics that often on my blog because I find that religion and politics are too divisive, and people tend to get shouty and lecture-y about either subject. (Combine the two and it's World War III). This is a significant event, though- particularly because we're all reveling in someone's death.

Yes, had I been alive during Hitler's reign, I would have been ecstatic to hear about his death. Though Hitler killed millions more people than bin Laden, they both wronged the world with their actions. I just don't know how to feel about being happy that someone has died. Actually happy- not just accepting, as when a murderer on death row is given a lethal injection, but celebratory, as if it's someone's birthday.

Oh, well. Politics confuse me, and my emotions about this confuse me. All I know is that I found this to be really funny: