Wednesday, December 22, 2004
On the Internet, nobody knows you're a blog
Once in a while I fantasize about inventing a fictional character and blogging as an imaginary persona. Why be myself all the time?
I could be a frum mother of four coping with her recent extramarital affair!
Or a hassid who is secretly an atheist!
Or a rabbi's wife frustrated with the "rebbetzin" stereotypes!
Or a frum actress who dreams of being a historian!
Or a Jerusalem-based nursing student who's never seen a Star Wars movie!
Or a religious Zionist American-Israeli politically-conservative software engineer! (Oh, that's me. No, too boring to be fictional. Why do I waste my time?)
Am I the only one who sometimes suspects that not everyone in our little Jewish blogoshtetl is for real?
The possibilities make my head spin. (Or maybe it's just dehydration. The fast ends in 20 minutes.)