Saturday, July 12, 2008
I was having a chat with Charlie this evening while taking pictures of the stuff we tie-dyed today. I was taking pictures so I could blog, and he made an outrageous accusation. He said that only stay-at-home moms and other desperate people blog. He said that normal people who have normal human interaction don't blog, because their needs for expression and interaction are met in normal real-person, one-on-one interactions. He even cited me saying that the reason I blogged was for the love of expression, and if I had real friends I wouldn't have to blog. What a twerp! I ardently disagreed and told him that I really blogged because 1 - it is a great way to keep in touch with friends and family all over the world an d 2 - I enjoy the writing and keeping my skills in that area honed. I don't write many papers anymore, and it is good to do something that requires me to use a vocabulary above that of a 1st grader. At that point Charlie gave in and admitted that those were the exact reasons I quoted when I started blogging. He feels it necessary to hassle me constantly. But, I have to admit, that this is a nice way to feel like I belong to the larger world and community. I am totally flattered that anyone reads my blog and it does make me feel warm and fuzzy inside. Thanks for reading!