Just Me's note: The following arrived in my email inbox. My friend, E, has become the next in a long string of hapless victims to fall prey to blogging addiction. I should be sorry for passing this weird infection on to her. I am (a little bit) but misery loves company.
"It's All Your Fault!! :-)
"I was not into blogs at all. Didn't even know what they were to tell you the truth. Didn't understand the point. But you just couldn't leave me alone in my ignorance could you? Couldn't let me just go through my life unaware. First you sent me the link to something from Pioneer Woman a long time ago. I read it but didn't really get it (I'm slow sometimes you know). Then you told me something about Weiner's or something. I just blew it off. And of course you let me know about your blog somewhere along the line, got a kick out of the name, yummy!!!! But still I didn't go there often. Just didn't think of it.
"My beloved Rusty passed away and you sent me a link and said it wasn't much, but oh it was. I read that over and over. I kept going back (I still read it now and then) and it brought me comfort and put a smile on my face. And while that happened I kept reading your new postings and found I liked it. I got a quick chance to see how your doing when we couldn't seem to get in touch with each other. And it let me reminisce about earlier days.
"I took a quick look at "site seeing"...... Why oh why did you have to do that. Now every day, EVERY DAY I go to your blog to see if anything is new. Then I check out the weiners, the buzz, and now am totally obsessing over Pioneer Woman. I spent the entire day yesterday reading the entire "Black Heels to Tractor Wheels" story. I don't need this right now. I need to focus. The school year is starting soon. My house is for sale, we have a showing tonight and I'm reading blog entries. How will I get any work done? How do these people get any work done? I have had to use extreme will power not to sign up for a blog name so I'm not anonymous anymore.
"And to top things off..... While perusing PW today (see I'm over the edge I used the abbreviation) I saw a recipe for Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes. Well as you may or may not know I LOVE mashed potatoes and garlic so I had to check it out. It's made with half and half (or heavy cream), cheese and butter.... OH MY GOD.... now what do I do. Last week my Dr. almost killed me because my cholesterol is so high and now this.
"At this rate I'm gonna need a 12 step program.
"Talk with you soon,"
Now, I'm going to do something that's unthinkably cruel and selfish. E has a bit of a knack for storytelling, and I know this because I get to hear her stories in person. Why don't you cheer me on as I shout, Hey E, maybe you should write a blog!!!!
Of course, if she started blogging, she'd be on the computer all the time and then I'd have even less time to see her and that would really suck. I'd much rather keep in touch in person than through a blog page.
But... It's a great way to share photos and stories with those far-away relatives, which is one reason why I started this thing in the first place.