Sunday, May 25, 2008

Speaking of Addicts

A couple of days ago, Eric posted a blog about how he was addicted to DP, maybe. I'm not sure why he added the maybe. As his wife, I've witnessed the absolute addiction. Anyway, over the past 4 1/2 years of marriage, Eric has come to realize that I too have an addictive personality. These seem to come and go for me. For a while it was handheld tetris and then Friends episodes, but most recently I've found blogging. This may come as a surprise since this is only my second post, but its not the posting my inner most thoughts that I'm addicted to, its reading everyone else's innermost thoughts and getting caught up on everything we miss by being out here in WY. Earlier this week we learned that Amber and Danielle (Eric's sisters) had both started blogs. After we looked at both of those, we rechecked everyone else's blogs, and a couple of people had posted new info! It was a great night for my kind of blogging. That night, we went to bed all blogged out...or so I thought. I couldn't sleep at all. I tossed and turned all night. The real reason I had a restless night was because of the morning sickness that hits at night, but since I was up, my brain wouldn't slow down. I just kept thinking about stuff, and all of it was about blogging. Thoughts just kept running through my head about a post or comment on some one's blog. I thought about Taryn and Brady's mystery cruise animal, Amy's race for the cure story, Kristi's comment about blog hopping, and on and on. Then I thought to myself, "how do I make this stop?!" Needless to say, there was no rest for the weary that night. Instead of working on an answer to that question, my brain started constructing this post.



In the end, I feel that blogs are like cell phones. I went as long as I could with out one, and now that I have it, I can't seem to live with out it.

10 comments:

Willits said...

I know EXACTLY how you feel. Too bad we don't get addicted to GOOD things, like playing with our kids or cleaning the house (wait, I'm addicted to that too, and it's not a good thing).

Dave said...

Welcome to our world. :)

I'm not sure I should tell you this because it may, in fact, feed the addiction, but are you familiar with RSS? Basically, it's a way to open one website and see if any of the sites you like to read have updated without having to go to each site individually to see.

Leave me a comment on my blog if you have any questions or want more details: http://www.TheOtherDrummer.com

Kristi & Nathan said...

Haha, I know this feeling! I have been in bed at night thinking, "tomorrow I'm going to post this..." and plan it all out in my head. There are worse things to be addicted to though, so don't feel bad. :)

Becky said...

Hey I think it is great that you are blogging. It is one fantastic way for families to keep connected. I love it!
Send us Amber and Dani's blog addresses. We would love to keep in touch with them too.
By the way, good luck with the "night sickness"! Hope that all passes quickly!

Amy said...

I'm not sure if I'm flattered or concerned that in the middle of the night you thought of me peeing my pants :)

Brad and Carrie Willits said...

Why is One Republic, Beck, and most importantly, Christina Aguilera on your blog playlist? -Brad hahaha, Carrie is telling me not to post this.

Brad and Carrie Willits said...

i let him go ahead and post it so that you could meet your 6 comment quota!! your welcome!

Saric said...

Brad - you should have seen the songs that I wanted to add to the playlist that Eric vetoed!

carolineasay said...

Guilty as charged here! Me too!!!
Where does a mother of 4 find time?... Kind of embarrassing- I know, thanks for having the courage to share your addiction, know that you are not alone. I think you guys beat us on having cell phones, it's almost our 1 yr anniversary on having them. I too can't live with out them both now.

ps- our speakers work (thanks Brett!)It's like a whole new world now! I'm loving your playlist!

Anonymous said...

Should I admit this? Oh well I guess you'll understand - I don't even have a blog, but I spend a lot of time reading the blogs of my kids and if you haven't added anything new, I start reading the blogs of your friends - that must show some kind of a blogging addiction!
~mom