Thursday, October 20, 2011

Why does Google want my phone number?

Okay, I'm sick. I get these bugs that don't really cause any symptoms but a low grade fever, around 102. Funny thoughts happen inside my heated brain. I start to see things clearly. The fever seems to clear out a lot of the underbrush, like a fire in the Los Angeles mountains.


Or maybe I'm hallucinating and paranoid.

I can't stay home sick more than the one day I took so I'm dealing with the entire studio thing while walking around with my brain on fire. And, of course, a coworker chose this week to come unglued and have a psychotic break right in my face.

Another coworker, a kind and sensitive soul, stops by my office. Takes a look at my face. Comes in and says, "are you okay?"

NO. I'm not okay.

When I log into Google, I get a page that requests my mobile number. Seriously? I Maneuvered around that and remembered that my daughter told me the last time she typed my REAL name into the White Pages she got all of our personal info. Including our REAL physical address. I see people are yelling and screaming at each other online again, hitting each other's facebook pages and accusations are flying around and I'm starting to think that the entire planet has a brain fever.

I don't feel safe anywhere anymore.

I'm going to go drink some Orange juice and listen to meditation tapes and try not to imagine my coworker showing up with a weapon one day...


  1. Ugh, feel better soon! I came home from GayRomLit with con crud, so you have my complete sympathy!

    And I know the answer to the Google question - one of the people I was staying with in NOLA got texted by Google on her mobile because they'd locked down her account, as it appeared to have been hacked. They sent her info in the text on how to get that mess straightened out.

  2. Hope you feel better soon! and Yikes! nothing worse than scary co-workers..........
    I'm also leary of all the personal info around, which is why I'm not on things like facebook, etc...

  3. Com crud? I wonder if there isn't some giant cold possessing all of us. This is my fourth day with a raging fever and I don't trust a thing I'm thinking.

    I have had quite a few friends withdraw from Facebook in the past year, for the same reasons. I'm still on it because sometimes its the only way to find somebody.