Thursday, October 29, 2009
You got the best of my love...
The Natalie is back to bloggin' love. It was nice to be gone, and now it's nice to be back. This little computer diet I put myself on for a week, strictly limited to 10 minutes a day for emails only, and then, out of necessity, additional time for research about our upcoming trip to SE Asia, showed me a few things:
First, I can be a somewhat compulsive about the computer. Bet I'm not the only one out there like that! It was good for me to not be checking the inbox all the time. More time to take nice, deep breaths.
Second, I live for comments on the blog. They flat-out make me happy. OK, so I knew that before, but what I didn't know was this: if you don't want comments on your blog, follow my lead: write again for the bazillionth time about running and then announce you won't be online for a week. I can hear the wind whistling through the emptiness of my comment box. So sad.
Third, while I may have only spent 10 minutes a day answering emails and none at all reading blogs or on Facebook (the grand time-sucker of them all), I still spent plenty of time researching our upcoming trip (an activity I deemed "okay"), and didn't get the laundry put away, or all my household "spring cleaning" projects completed. But I thought about them a lot. Does that count?
Lastly, taking a little break really was refreshing and got the creative juices flowing. I recommend it! Suddenly I have ideas percolating for all sorts of blog post topics for you.
Now a question for you: is there anything in particular you'd like to ask, or hear about life in Dubai and the Middle East? I want to have scheduled posts pre-written and ready to go for while we're gone on vacation, so here's your chance, open questions about whatever you'd like to know and, as long as the coffee holds out and I can write about it without looking like a total moron, (I go for "partial moron", "sufficiently talented idiot", that sort of thing) I am on it for you.
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