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I Do TOO Have A Life! March 3, 2011

Posted by nrhatch in Blogging, Fiction, Humor, Life Balance.
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“You’re addicted to blogging.”

“No, I’m not.  Why would you say that?”

“It’s all you do . . . from first thing in the morning until last thing at night.”

“What?  Are you saying I don’t have a life?”

“If the shoe fits . . . ”

“I have a life.”

“Sure.  Sure.  Whatever.”

“I do plenty of things besides blogging . . . ”

“Like what?”

“Like . . . lots of things.”

“Name one. ”

“That’s easy . . . ”

“Besides eating and sleeping.”


“That’s great.  You’re a real renaissance woman . . . you eat, sleep, and blog.”


“Face it.  You’re addicted.  You probably blog in your sleep.”

“Just because I enjoy spending time floating around the blogosphere does NOT mean that I’m addicted.”

“Does too.”

“Give me a break.”

“Give yourself a break.”

“What do you mean?”

“Just take a break for a couple of days and see what happens.”

“Why should I?” 

“Instead of living in cyber space, inhabiting the World Wide Web to the exclusion of all else, step away from the keyboard and step out into the Wide Wide World.”

“Maybe I will.”

“Maybe you should.”

“Look, I know I probably spend too much time on the computer, but I do have a life outside the blogosphere.”

“Do you?” 

“Yes.  Here.  Look.  On Gratitude Sunday, Julie asked us about . . . ”

“Wait.  You’re going to prove you have a life outside of blogging by referring me to a blog? You have got to be kidding.”

“Just look: We had a wonderful week. Met Jeanne (a blogging buddy) and her husband on their first trip to Florida from Minnesota.”

“So you stop reading blogs in order to meet bloggers?”

“There’s more:  Went to a one act play.”

“That’s not living life.  That’s watching other people live life.”

“I’m not done: Watched the Shuttle launch of Discovery.”

“You did?”

“Well, I watched it on TV and then ran outside and saw the plume.”

“Impressive.  Anything else?”

“Yes: Attended a Kayaking lecture with some fab slides of Florida wildlife.”

“Might be more impressive if you went kayaking, instead of watching someone talk about going kayaking.”

“I exercised last week:  Went for a bike ride. Walked on the beach.”

“Well, that’s a step in the right direction.”

“Told you.”

“What’d you do on the weekend?  Did you go out on Friday night?”

“No, but I went out on Saturday night:  Went to an outdoor concert ~ Island Swing (Big Band sounds).”

What did you do on Sunday? . . . Other than blogging with Julie about your week.”

“On Sunday?  Oh, right . . . Organized my writing desk and office.”

“Great!  Now, you can enjoy blogging even more.”

“Yes.  I mean, no . . . I use my desk for things besides blogging.”

“Do you?”

“Yes.  I write letters, pay bills, do the taxes . . .”

“Speaking of taxes . . . ” 

“Hey, that’s how I ended my comment to Julie:  And, best of all, I did NOT do my taxes.”

“Hmm . . . maybe you have a life after all.”

Quote:  Be absolutely determined to enjoy what you do. ~ Gerry Sikorski 

No rules.  Just write!

What about you?  Does your significant other complain about the time you spend on the internet?  Do you have a life outside of blogging? 

Or are you drowning in the Cyber Sea?

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