39. Drifting Apart From Old Friends

by Jarvo J February. 08, 2010 5894 views

Following Stéfan's lead [photoblog.com], I pruned my friends list today cutting it down from 85 to 55. I've no problem with any of the 30, it's just that for one reason or another we seemed to drift apart. Some were long standing friends (which I count as anything over 6 months in Photoblog terms), some were quite new. But in all cases reciprocal visits had stopped - if they ever got off the ground in the first place. I have to say I found it almost as cathartic as my decision two years back to stop sending Christmas cards - miserable old bugger aren't I ;-)

To the 55 that remain, I'd just like top say thanks for being around. For me, finding friends on here is one of the greatest thing about PB. I don't think I'd have finished my project 365 without you, let alone be a month into my second one.

I don't know why, but I really wanted to put some music to this post. I don't usually because I fear I'd get carried away and the music would take over. Today though, it just seemed right - perhaps because ther are so many appropriate tunes. I started out thinking I'd go for The Photo's Loss Of Contact, then it was nearly The Dandy Warhol's We Used To Be Friends, then BeBop Deluxe's Ships In The Night. Finally though, I settled on this for pure comedy value [youtube.com].

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Stefan Fletcher 9 years, 9 months ago

Thanks for the photo and the bizarre youtube clip. I hope we don't start a trend that leads to no one "speaking" to each other here anymore.

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Sandra Vermeulen 9 years, 9 months ago

Very original shot, Jon ...
... and a super_cool song.

Thanks for sharing your action [i](Fortunately you did not threw me out)[/i]
and thanks for sharing the song, I love it.

[i](Sometimes I want to shorten my list too, but than I think, maybe something is happening so they are not able to come at photo blog. Or, I hear nothing from them in months and the day I delete them, they ask almost immediately to return the friendship again)[/i] ... pfff

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Mariez 9 years, 9 months ago

Original picture, I like it. And interesting text. I'm glad to still be your Photoblog friend!!!

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Gerd Korts 9 years, 9 months ago

phhhhhhhh just in and already out would have been too hard, very creative sweeten of a farewell
[url=http://www.photoblog.com/GKorts/2010/02/07/there-is-still-place-for-participation.html]RED and WHITE[/url]

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Lynda 9 years, 9 months ago

Nice idea and I like the send up of Bohemian Rapsody at the beginning of the video.

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Jennye 9 years, 9 months ago

Whew, I made it!!! ..... thanks Jon!
and I love your creative photo and the song/video!! :))

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Jet28 9 years, 9 months ago

Fantastic shot - love the musical accompaniment too :-)

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Neil Rosenberger 9 years, 9 months ago

Can they "think"or"swim" ?? cd

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Michael Sakowicz 9 years, 9 months ago

Love that Flight of The Conchords ditty. Glad I made the cut too. =)

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Thebronzebow 9 years, 9 months ago

Having gotten a chance to listen to the song finally... That's awesome! :)) and having a chance to look at the pic better, I like your pics choices for the cut outs. :)

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Thebronzebow 9 years, 9 months ago

Darn, I should have stopped pestering you... :-P

Nice pic, very creative as usual. :)

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Larry Nelson 9 years, 9 months ago

I would've picked "You've Got A Friend In Me" from the Pixar movie Toy Story, but then I'm not as clever (or strange) as you. Thanks for the post and the laugh, my friend.

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Robel Narte 9 years, 9 months ago

Nice post and subject Jon , For me as who belong to austronesian deep in our culture we cultivate with care a long lost friends..Mathematically speaking we dont minus or devide we plus..ha ha! anyway when i was a child i always dreamed of having so many friend all over the world..its been a long process , now i am mature and that childs dream definitely comes true..i will never let loose any of them , including you! thanks a lot jon! Cheers!
Best wishes ,

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Ricardo 9 years, 9 months ago

I still on the list!
I'm quite..well not quite, but SUPER impressed when you told ''The Dandy Warhols''
I'm not used to people know them! Actually I love their music called '' Sleep'' do you know? it is just fascinating! :)

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
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