Well, I’m internet famous anyway.
Today was supposed to be my day off (I work 9 hour days and get a day off every pay period) but I switched it this week. So I was on my way to the metro this morning with a magazine to read on the ride when I passed the stand for the Express, one of the free local papers. I wasn’t going to get one because I had a magazine, but then turned back and grabbed one. On Friday, the paper has Samurai Sudoku and I save them for my mom. Yes, I realize I could just buy her a book, but this is free. Frugal, see?
So I’m flipping through the paper and get to the page of blog quotes. One is about taxes. And then I catch the name of the blog. It’s my blog! My brief post about tax day was quoted!
And then I realize that I’m an “anonymous” blogger and I can’t share this with anyone. So DC area bloggers and readers – take note! Check me out in the Express!
So I guess this is the good thing about working today, even though it means no three day weekend for me. If I hadn’t gone to work, I wouldn’t have picked up a paper and my fame would have gone unnoticed.
I realize that my anonymity is tenuous at best. If someone wanted to find out my information, it wouldn’t be too hard. But I guess I’m not worried about strangers knowing who I am. I don’t want my coworkers and friends and family to know who I am and what I’m writing about. Mainly my coworkers, to be honest. While we do work for the government and thus know exactly what the others make, that’s very different from knowing someone’s financial situation. For example, I have one coworker who makes exactly what I make (we received our last promotion on the same day, so we’re on the same track). But she also has mortgage and major student loan payments. So while we make the same amount, our situations are very different.
Either way, I’m going to enjoy my fame and clip the quote from the paper and save it somewhere. Great start to a Friday!