Thursday, November 29, 2007

Deanne is...

I wondered only recently...

At what point did I begin to refer to myself as if I were a third party when speaking to others? A habit I thought was reserved purely for mothers and rock stars, I have caught myself lately saying things like "Miss Tonking is cold" when speaking to my students, or "Miss Tonking is going to lunch now, be back in 10 minutes". A quick scan of my body language while doing so revealed, thankfully that I have not yet started to point to my own nose while making such statements.

I once watched a 60 minutes interview with Billy Ray Cyrus in which he referred to himself only as Billy Ray. "Billy Ray does what Billy Ray wants" "No one tells Billy Ray what to do". Outwardly I am sure I would have scoffed at his behavior but I am beginning to think that internally I admired old Billy R.

I question my sanity a number of times a week, so this new language style had me momentarily pondering less about it's normality but more about it's origin. And then it hit me, like a thing that hits suddenly. Facebook! I can pin point the exact moment when I began using my name instead of other overused pronouns , twas the moment I first completed the infamous Facebook status sentence - Deanne is...

Deanne is considering the magnitude of her Facebook enslavement.

5 Comments:

Blogger lalo said...

How many entries in a single day!
Well you know? i´m having the same problem. Sometimes i reffer myself as a third person. When I present my self (doing some work for my blog) i said "I came in representation of hacersecargo", and things like that. Maybe it´s as close as when we were little kids and played to be someone else.... For example, "hacersecargo" is a very fighting person, while "Alejandro" is a simple married worker that watch the clock to see how many time does it lasts to the end of the day, and "lalo" is festive person.. Well..that´s all

29/11/07 11:29 PM  
Blogger sushizume said...

ha ha I didn't think anyone was watching...I know 3 in one day is over doing it. I have a lot to say today I guess.

Yes it is kind of childlike, which is great. But maybe it is because we are "writers" and give ourselves multiple personalities and names ??

29/11/07 11:39 PM  
Blogger leila marie said...

Leila is still awake after hours of downloading Sketchy photos on "The Facebook". Leila thinks there is nothing wrong with Deanne refering to herself in third person. Leila likes how speaking in third person allows her to negate the reality and the responsibility of owning up to the loads of crap that Leila has to do tomorrow/today. Leila thinks first person is so overrated.

30/11/07 3:41 AM  
Blogger sushizume said...

Deanne is agreeing with Leila wholeheartedly.

Deanne is impressed with Leila's slide.com skills.

30/11/07 4:39 PM  
Blogger Mrs Brown said...

sing it sista!!

daniela is pleased that I'm not the only addict.

daniela is aware that she had withdrawal while traveling sans internet.

daniela is sorry that she couldnt see more of deanne while in tokyo.

daniela is also sorry that she didnt get to meet leila-chan.

daniela is in italy.

daniela is in love.

daniela is going to be pleased to see you again, alla prossima.

daniela is, and so are you.

7/12/07 7:34 AM  

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