Friday, October 24, 2008

"Yeah, I have a question... how dare you?"

I think it is time that I explain the inception of this blog (about thangs).

While my dear friend Brian and I were studying for the New York (him) and the Virginia (me) bar exams (which I totally passed btw), we would do ANYTHING to avoid studying. One day in my free time I was googling "So You Think You Can Dance," something I do at an embarrassing frequency, not only when I want to avoid studying. Well, that day, the stars and google collided because I stumbled upon a blog (but really it was a vlog) that recapped SYTYCD. And one of the vloggers was Bizzaro Brian. He could be his twin brother.

Don't believe me? See twin vlogging here:

Brian on the left. "Brian's twin" on the right. No, your eyes are not playing tricks on you.... it's TWO people.

So now that we agree that they are twins.... moving on.

Not to be outdone, Actual Brian (not Bizarro Brian) and I decided to start a blog of our own to catalog our lives and the fun things we spot along the way.

Brian's twin (we'll call him "Pat," because that is his name) has a blog called, adorably, So, in a stroke of genius, Brian unveiled our blog, an even more adorable, ablogaboutthangs!

And the blog was born!

The story clearly does not end there. Which leads me to the title of this installment. "Yeah, I have a question... how dare you?"

So Pat lives in NYC, where Brian recently moved. How perfect, right?! 2 twins, 1 city of dreams... doesn't get much better. Since the move I have become obsessed with the two of them meeting and then by extension us all becoming awesome friends.

Well, the first step to any awesome friendship is internet friendship. So, in an attempt at just that, I facebooked Pat "Brian's twin." Before you call me a creepy internet stalker, he was extremely easy to find. It was as if he (and fate) wanted me to find him. So click-click-beep-beep, Pat had a friend request from me. I assumed within the hour we would be well on our way to actual friendship, or at the very least I would have a list of his favorite movies and be able to see what he did this weekend in the city because what if we were in the same neighborhood and didn't even know it?
Well, Brian's twin had other plans for us. Brace yourself blogging world (or, Matt, the one person who reads this blog). He DENIED my friendship. Such a burn.

I hardly know who I am anymore... or the purpose of this blog. It's the worst. To be denied internet friendship is such an insult. Because all it takes to be internet friends it clicking accept and then the duties of friendship officially end. And the perks are unlimited stalking. It's win-win. Well apparently my FB internet personality was just not enough. (Which is absurd... seriously, go check it out.)

Good thing this isn't my first time at the rodeo. A few minutes after I got over the shock of the friendship denial I moved on. If I can't have a new internet friendship, I'll do the next best thing, create a fake internet personality in his network and just stalk away.

I guess all's well that ends well... as long as Brian's twin never sees this post and gets a (reasonable but nonetheless hurtful) restraining order. How dare you?


AmyL said...

Hysterical!!!! Could you not send him a fb message when you "friended" him and explain the situation? Before this post, was any part of you tempted to post the link to your blog in the comments on his site?

I LOVE this post.

Brian said...

I'm totally the cuter twin, right?

Kate said...

The cuter (and more FB friendly) twin is on the left... duh.