July 23, 2007

Fun with Google Talk

I know, I am both a geek and a Google whore.

But I love google talk.  Not the least of which includes the fact that you can run Gtalk from your Gmail without having to download the chat program or that you don't need to add people to your list manually, all you have to do is send them an email from your Gmail account.

But by far my favorite aspect of google talk is the "status message" that you can customize.  That's so much better than "available" or "not available"

Recent status messages I've posted:

I am not among the rice-eating robots
I wish I'd never been broiled
I have a date with Harry Potter
Ice!  We have Ice!
I'm afraid of Farmer Shootypants too

I've noticed some of you getting into the act too! Notably sarahk and Paul Burgess who usually have an amusing message attached to their avatar...

So, fellow googleheads, do you have Gtalk?  Do you like to leave wacky messages on your "status" line too?

Posted by caltechgirl at July 23, 2007 11:45 AM | TrackBack

My personal message: "I'm ur huckleberry.", from the movie Tombstone! LOL

I use google chat ALL THE TIME. How come I never see you on there?!

Posted by: c.a. Marks at July 23, 2007 12:05 PM

my AIM away message is usually "this is me ignoring you"
does that count?

Posted by: wRitErsbLock at July 23, 2007 12:07 PM

nope, go with the default most of the time. Occasionally I will use a Pinky and brain phrase... -)

Posted by: vw bug at July 23, 2007 01:01 PM

You..and your blog..both rock.

I'm blog rolling you as we speak.

Posted by: Aaron Proctor at July 23, 2007 01:07 PM

Yes, my away message on Google Talk is "gone to jupiter." Which is short for "gone to jupiter past six months."

And the proper rejoinder to that is, "not father but son."

It's an old in-joke between my brother and myself. Many years ago our dad had a small mail-order business, which we used to help out on. Sometimes he would fall behind on orders, and send customers these rather wacked-out excuses, which my brother and I used to sum up privately as "gone to jupiter past six months," and "not father but son."

Posted by: Paul Burgess at July 23, 2007 02:40 PM

Oh, word...I always g-talk (and I always see you on it, too). The latest? "Be nice to the Joo." Otherwise I usually post crap in Yiddish, German or Hebrew, which nobody besides me understands.

Posted by: Erica at July 24, 2007 05:25 AM

Oh yes. I'm always changing it up. It's to amuse the other gtalkers; yes, I'm a dork.

Posted by: sarahk at July 30, 2007 11:02 AM