So, some of you may know my not-often-updated baseball blog Warm Summer Days Indoors
is named after a line in the Smiths song "Ask."
There are other lines more appropriate to me, such as
Shyness is nice, and
Shyness can stop you
From doing all the things in life
You'd like to
I just finished Gene Luen Yang and Derek Kirk Kim's The Eternal Smile
a couple of days ago and the third comic really hit a nerve. All the comics in that collection are about the same thing, really, the taking of personal responsibility where one didn't believe one had any, but the one about the put-upon ISP worker trying to get a promotion but couldn't be assertive enough until she ran into a 419 scam was the one that I felt applied to my life the most.
Yesterday, if not for the presence of a friend, I would not have done something because my introversion would have forced me away from doing it. I'm still not sure it was the right thing to do, but it's something I may have needed to do.
I may also change my reservation for the 10th anniversary MetaFilter meetup from "maybe" to "yes." If I could do that
, I can handle a MeFi meetup. (I've been a MeFi member for over 9 years, too.)