You know how the opening credits of “Sex and the City” show Carrie walking down the streets of Manhattan looking super-reflective, like she has a million important things on her mind? Well, I do that too, but I also talk to myself, complete with facial expressions and hand gestures.

This was okay when I lived in Manhattan because there are so many people around, no one gives a rat’s ass what you do. And I got away with it in Austin because people are just weird there. But in Seattle, it’s considered kind of strange, almost to the point where people cross to the other side of the street when they see you coming.

I learned this today as I was walking to the Rite Aid downtown with LOL Internet going through my head. Unless you’ve already done it, don’t click that link. If you have, you’re doomed and there’s no hope for you. You’re going to be like me now.

LOL is such a common internet acronym that people type it frequently but are rarely actually laughing out loud. As I hoofed it up Third Avenue, I began laughing out loud at the absurdity of “LOL Internet” and couldn’t stop.

I ended up calling my sister with my new Sidekick LX, which has been working fabulously despite the fact that it’s blue and sort of uncute. I explained to her that I was laughing out loud, which is okay if you’re at a computer screen, but not when you’re alone walking down the street. At least if I’m on the phone, I look like I’m part of a conversation that is funny and not randomly laughing at some asinine song that I can’t get out of my head. This also reminded me to get stamps, so I walked to the post lolffice.

On my way home, I decided to make my own song. It goes like this:

Seattle
LOL, Seattle
Creepy dudes and Seahawks games
Seattle
LOL, Seattle
Microsoft and seafood bars
Seattle
LOL, Seattle
Pike Place Market and loft parties

Wow, this is worse than LOLcats… I’m a LOLcoholic!