Today is Saturday. Karen is off to staff a booth at a teacher’s job fair. I think, at job fairs, it is always better to be staffing the booth than visiting the booth. So I have the day to myself.
And, of course, a two page To Do list which includes reconstructing the yard from the recent canine blitzkrieg of Brian’s three dogs. Bless their doggy hearts, they have now left to go destroy my sister-in-law’s backyard. I have flowerbeds to rescue and at least 50 doggy holes to fill.
And also, of course, with a million chores to do, the moment Karen drives away, I rush upstairs to check my blog. I’m addicted. Having spent my life becoming addicted then recovering from addiction then running treatment centers to help others with addiction, I know what addiction is. I’m addicted.
My plan is to write a blog about our mattress and the Winter Solstice. But when I log in, I see 9 wonderful comments about my dog, retirement, resident ghosts, and new posts from people I’m following. My head spins!
BAGMAN: “Just tell them all how much you love them! Specially the women!”
Aaah! My head spins faster. By then Karen will be returning after standing on her feet in an exhibit booth all day and I will not have filled a single hole!
BAGMAN: Snicker snicker…”filling holes”…snicker snicker…
I grab my head to stop it from spinning and think about stuffing ear plugs in my ears to keep out the voices of
And yet, I’m also thinking that if I can find some time, I’d like to browse around to see if I can find a few more bloggers that I want to follow and would like to have them follow me. Holy Temsplat! (to use my latest swear word that I picked up from the treasure trove of random non-words that blogspot makes us type in to post comments). Holy temsplat, I really am addicted!
BAGMAN: “That’s easy for you to say, Butthead! They don’t love you…all logistical and sensible. They love me! And it is a big deal! Because we love them too! We love their blogs! We love their comments! Each one is so special. Each one so different, so passionate, so interesting! Screw the yard and the todo list! The heck with sleeping or working! The hell with real life! Just read and write comments and blogs and love them to pieces…specially the women.”
Enough, enough. I finally get Bagman and
But first I’ll read just one more blog that somebody just posted…