Sunday, September 19, 2010

Alive and Well

I know I've neglected my blog lately. I've had some shifting of priorities.
Remember those high school days, when you started dating that oh-so-cute football player and life completely revolved around him? You obsessed over him when you weren't together, and the rest of the world disappeared when you were? Then suddenly, one day, you realized you hadn't seen your girlfriends in ages.
Unfortunately that's the way I've been with my relationship with Laptop. I would sit down to spend an hour with my oh-so-cute Laptop, maybe share a few insights with him and receive the sweet nectar of his feedback - such a great give-and-take relationship. Then I would look at the watch my sweetie wears religiously on the right side of his screen, and realize four or five hours had flown by -- and once again my other friends, (you know, like reading a real book, walking, puttering in the flowerbeds, playing with my kitties, knitting, straightening up around the house, and, although not really a best friend, an important temporary companion -- looking for a new job), had all been neglected.
Laptop and I have not broken up; we have been 'taking a break'. I am quite certain he and I will always be great friends; we totally run into each other all the time, like when I pay bills and do that job search thing, or check to see if I have any money in the bank, and lots of other little things. He's always there for me for those tasks, but I am just no longer able to spend those hours upon hours staring into his mesmerizing eyes.

It's not you, Laptop. It's me. I have some issues to work out.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Don't Worry, Be Happy

Sometimes you just have to be confident and outrageous enough to be happy even when you're surrounded by stone-faced blockheads.