Tuesday, December 1, 2009

RTT: Blogus Interruptus

  • Work is really starting to get in the way of my blogging. I have some of my best ideas in the morning, when I've got to prepare myself for gainful employment. Do you realize how difficult it is to type and brush your teeth at the same time? I've thought about using my little digital voice recorder in the car on my way to the office - but it just seems like an unhealthy amount of distraction while operating heavy machinery.

  • Sleep is really starting to get in the way of my blogging. Oh how well I remember those golden days when I would stay up until 1 or 2 (or later) in the morning finishing off a post. With the sun going down so early, it's getting harder and harder to convince my body that 10:30 pm isn't way past my bedtime. And I must confess - I do love to sleep. After sex and eating (they constantly vie for supremacy), sleep is about my favorite thing.

  • Theater is really starting to get in the way of my blogging. I might have been able to hack preparing for just one play - but when the Middle-Aged Woman decided she wanted to participate in the Christmas play, my priorities got thrown out of whack. I thought it would be nice to do some theater together for once. But having rehearsal two days a week really starts to eat away at your leisure time.

  • Reading is really starting to get in the way of my blogging. After getting through a torrid run of He Read/She Read posts in late October & early November, I had to take a reading break to make sure I could devote attention to memorizing my lines for The Odd Couple. But in the last couple weeks, I polished off Cormac McCarthy's The Road and started Jasper Fforde's The Eyre Affair. All this, when I'm really supposed to be reading Neil Gaiman's Good Omens. I promise I'll try to acquire the book this week, Amy - I swear!

  • 30Rock is really starting to get in the way of my blogging. Not that I'm planning my week around a TV show. Nosiree, it's far more serious than that. With my Roku player's ability to stream films and TV shows from my Netflix account, I can watch the entire first three seasons of 30Rock whenever I want. Of course, that has too frequently been in groups of 4 or 6 or 10 episodes at a time. For those of you who have (like me, until recently) never checked this show out - you owe yourself the chuckles. Just keep in mind that I take no responsibility for any addictive behaviors that may result from following this suggestion. But all the cool kids are doing it.

  • The holidays are really starting to get in the way of my blogging. Who wants to spend a lot of time writing when there is pie to be eaten?

  • Life is really starting to get in the way of my blogging. But I noticed that my number of followers has actually increased over the last couple weeks when I have posted ABSOLUTELY NOTHING - so maybe my whole concept of what attracts people to this blog is wrong.

    I guess, in my little "Field of Dreams", if you ignore them, they will come.
Take care.

PS: Go visit Keely at the Un-Mom willya?!

Don't make me tell you again!


Middle Aged Woman said...

so if I don't feel like having sex, I can just offer you a cookie? wait that doesn't sound right. a twinkie? no, still, sexual...some cherry pie? damn!

Ellie Belen said...

Everything gets in the way of everything else. It's really annoying.

Isn't awesome that after sex or a good meal that sleep is right there waiting? Have all three and it would be nirvana.

I am Harriet said...

I hate when stuff gets in my way of blogging :)
Have a great RTT!

Anonymous said...

I thought you'd been gone for awhile. I wish sleep would get in my way of sitting up nights reading.

Live your life to the fullest and don't worry about the cyber world.

lisleman said...

good title - I guess you could of gone with blogtile dysfunction
well a good post every week or so is better than some quickie post everyday - right?

Jim Styro said...

MAW: I guess desserts are better than nothing.

Ellie: In the IT world, we say it this way - "The network would work perfectly - if it weren't for all the users."

And, yeah, a "threesome" would be awesome - but one has to be so careful not to get crumbs in the bed.

Harriet-I-Am: The only thing I hate is the (admittedly infrequent) thought that I may be letting down someone who really looks forward to reading my stuff. I truly do apologize to my faithful readers.

Dedene: Thanks for your support. I think I keep a pretty good balance between my attention to the real vs. cyber worlds.

L-man: I am a believer in quality over quantity. Sometimes I'm concerned on both fronts.

All: Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving (if it is celebrated this time of year in your "neck of the woods")