Friday, December 12, 2008

Obsess much lately?

okay - so I'm obviously not doing the whole Christmasy post thing... it's just not spur of the moment enough for me I guess...  well, that combined with the fact that it's really hard to post about my pretty tree vs. my ugly tree when my computer is still on the outs with my memory card!

So, obsessions...  yeah, well, we're placing all of the blame on CC - because really, it IS her fault that I started blogging.  Seriously, back in early March I probably wouldn't have been able to tell you what a blog WAS let alone tell you how to set one up.  Actually, still not sure I can do much more than that... but thanks to this gal I can now receive e-mails that tell me when comments roll in AND set up future posts.  Hmmm... not sure I'll use that second one - that whole "spur of the moment" thing and all...  Anyway - like I said CC's fault - all agreed say Aye.  

Then (and this part leaves CC off the hook - we'll place the blame for this one on my mother... because even if it WEREN'T her fault - and it IS - mothers are always the ones to take any unclaimed blame) my sweet mother invites me to join Facebook... because apparently it's a good place to play Scrabble games even though I am separated from my family by many miles and some very tall mountains.  This is fun...  oh look - friends from high school too?

I can walk away from the computer - I really can... Like yesterday - because my neighbor S was kind enough to drop off a book I'd wanted to read... so I stayed away from the computer - and read the WHOLE book...  in 9 hours...  now I ask, whose fault is that (Say S's...  personal responsibility is NOT something I'm fond of right now)  In my defense - it WAS a great book - I'll post a review at my other blog tomorrow.

Well...  you see, I distinctly remember a discussion once with my uncle when we were both young...  discussing Alcoholism I believe?  Now, neither of us were drinkers (umm... of course we weren't THEN - I mean were aren't drinkers), so even though there was some history of alcoholism in the family we were pretty safe...  but we were wondering if that same gene made us more susceptible to addictive behavior in general?  Maybe this was just Unca D's way of warning me away from some questionable friends I had?  Maybe it's true?  Maybe I think about "oh, that's bloggable" a few times a day... Maybe I have reconnected with some of those questionable friends who still crack me up 20 years later and I have wasted a few too many hours shooting back snarky comments on photos and not enough time playing Scrabble with my mother...  

Like I said:  CC's Fault, Mother's Fault... S's Fault, and apparently - I can also blame it on my Genes... wait, that's just my mom's fault again :)

(for the record - I did "ground" myself this morning and wasn't allowed to turn on the computer until my house was clean...  of course, then I got up at 6 a.m. so that I could start cleaning!)

10 comments:

Heidi Ashworth said...

My husband comes from a family of alcoholics, so, on the question of whether or not that puts you in the running for an addictive personality, a big YES!! This is why we haven't had TV reception in our home for the past ten years. Thank goodness my husband isn't into facebook or blogging or I would never be able to indulge my obsessions (big difference between addiction and obsession--just wanted to make that clear). ;)

Megz said...

There was some relationship expert on the radio the other day talking about all the Facebook problems he's seeing in his practice. So for all the wonderful reconnects I'm hearing about, there is an evil dark side as well. (just had to get my Facebook dig in for the day! Thanks!)
Definitely a time and a place for all of our 'hobbies' (except the drinking one?)

T said...

Megz - didn't your read that correctly - it's not Facebook's fault - it's my mothers' :)

and just so you don't worry - the marriage is still good :)

cold cocoa said...

Hey, if you're giving me so much credit then you really should be giving me anything you receive in any giveaways. Plus all your readership wouldn't be bad, either. And admit it- blogging (and maybe facebook) can find balance in a healthy life. 8 hrs rest, 8 hrs work, and 8 hrs play makes a happy person, right? Didn't Brigham Young say that? So count blogging as work, and facebook as play.
It's sometimes hard to find your new balance (not the shoe) with all these cool technology inventions. Pure distraction. But fun. And I never feel bad about connecting with family!

S said...

I was going to be offended that you are blaming me for the book until I realized it is B’s fault for recommending it on the book blog. Whew, now I feel better!

T said...

that's right - I forgot to blame Becky for recommending the book... I'm not good enough at this blamism thing, I'll keep practicing!

The Sports Mama said...

I can totally sympathize on the blogging and FB thing... I mean, how often have you seen me on there lately? Wayyyy more than I should be, that's for sure! :)

However... it DID put me back in touch with you after almost 20 years, so its not all bad, right? AND.. since I know I wasn't one of those "questionable" friends, we're good. :)

Mandy said...

I suppose anything can turn into an addiction. Facebook, included. I joke around that I am addicted. I wonder if I really am! My mom joined FB, too. Random.

Eudea-Mamia said...

OK, when everyone's mom starts joining Facebook, it finally just became cool for me to be the only person on the planet without a facebook page (I do have an account to appease all my friends who harassed me into it). I think it's sort of like blogging, you either get it, or you don't.

I'd rather be blogging (oh, so going to cafepress for that one!).

Em

Sher said...

You must really love the computer if you are willing to get up at 6 o'clock to clean so you'll have more time on it!