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Friday, November 21, 2008

An Open Letter to Mr. Blogsp*t



The Secret Is In The Sauce (SITS) has the coolest Friday Link Up Fun! I thought I would join in. After much thought of who I should write my "Open Letter" to, Blogsp*t definitely was the deserving winner. Head over there and try it! I had fun just writing it!

Dear Mr. Blogsp*t:

My name is Ohilda and I am an addict. I have you to blame for this. First, with your "Blog Roll". Oh yes, the one that now let’s me know when my favorite bloggers have posted and how long ago their new post was added. I find myself discreetly making my way past the computer and keeping a distance that is just close enough for me to hit the “refresh” button. Why? Because I want to make sure I haven’t missed anything.

Yes, Mr. Blogsp*t. I have accepted the fact that I need help. And what do you do? You enable my addiction by adding yet another little gadget to further entice my brain waves. The now popular FOLLOW ME gadget. I am giddy with excitement that I have a few more people than my sister and husband following me. But, with every new friend who is peeking in on me, I must peek back. And peeking is never enough anymore. I am fascinated and inspired by the people you have pulled into my cyber world. I don’t know if I should be thanking you or not for this. Ok. Ok. I thank you!

What I do not thank you for is the fact that I keep ruining my diet because of you. Yes, Mr. Blogsp*t. You! You make me skip the nutritious breakfasts and lunches I have planned in my mind and instead you force me to sit with a cupcake (sometimes two!) and a cup of coffee for breakfast or a glass of soda and a bag of chips for lunch. All this as my mind becomes one with my mouse traveling through cyberspace from blog to blog. Do you know how hard this is on my diet? Do you know the challenge that this brings into my already stressful life?

This is just in case you need evidence of the cupcakes and coffee.


I wasn’t going to mention this, but I feel I must since the medical bills for my urinary tract infection will soon be coming in. My doctor has advised me that my problems are due to holding my bladder without tinkling for hours and hours at a time. To which I responded with a gasping and surprised, “Huh?” while knowing the entire time that I was guilty of his accusations. Again, you may be asking why would I do such a thing. I'll tell you why. Because often I find myself so enthralled in my reading that I do not make it to the porcelain throne as often as I should, especially after all that coffee and soda. Yes, you are now physically affecting my health, Mr. Blogsp*t.

In closing, I just want to say a final thank you for the huge bags under my eyes. Another unappreciated gift from you. You may say that I brought these upon myself, but in my defense, I need to make it clear that it is because of you, Mr. Blogsp*t, that I have these. Having 3 toddlers, a teenager and a husband makes it very difficult to be visiting your creations during their waking hours. So instead, I must do this in hiding, in the late hours of the night and into the wee hours of the morning. Do you realize that these toddlers have no remorse for waking up at sunrise and continue to do it even if their Mama looks like a raccoon at 7 a.m?

Since the voices in my head lately have been telling me what to blog about, I've decided that I should soon be looking for a BCD (Blogger Compulsive Disorder) support group. A group that I think you should pay for since I am pretty certain my insurance does not cover this type of addiction. It, of course, must not be an inpatient facility because I do not think I could handle going cold turkey.

Respectfully,

A.A.B (Another Addicted Blogger)



27 comments :

Swirl Girl said...

I literally told my Hubby that I have OBCD or Over Blogging Compulsive Disorder -

there is a support group for people like us...it's called On and Onanon.

Lori said...

Oh my gosh...you have described to a T my blogging habits..right down to the coffee & cupcake! The refresh button is nearly worn out..and I'm considering Depends undergarments.

Shannon said...

Stopping by from SITS...

LOL, this was a great letter! I'm addicted to blogging, too!

Nanny Goats In Panties said...

Bloggers Anonymous meetings are held every day in your city. Just log on to www.weblogwaytoofreakingmuch.com. You can register and join the forums (over 12,000 to join in on and participate). And there are online games on our site. And you can order coffee and doughnuts from our online delivery service (to your door in 30 minutes or less!). We have online chat rooms where we can support each other and talk about our addiction and help each other work on our addiction. And you can do all of this online! 24 hours a day! I've been a member for 5 years now and not an hour goes by that I'm not on the site participating. It's a process. One day at a time. Hope to see you there!

I.M. Jittery
President, Bloggers Anonymous

ella said...

I'm a baby blogger here. Very new to the whole thing and already I'm spending way too much time.
Have a great weekend (and try to stay off the computer...)

LenaLoo said...

Oh goodness... So me too a T (as I sit here blogging in bed next to my sleeping hubby)! Leaving you some SITS comment love! Great Letter!

He And Me + 3 said...

Now that is funny. That could be signed by me too.

NJDecorator said...

Very cute and so true!

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Great stuff today - the above is called 'leet speak' - and goes back a couple generations in computer usage - rotflmao!

aus

cornnut32 said...

my husband HATES how much time i spend blogging--it drives him nuts!

thanks for stopping by my blog, i hope to see you again soon!

geminirn said...

LOL!!!!LOVE THE HONESTY IN THE LETTER.......TOO FUNNY!This is so how it is for most of us!!

Jill said...

I am so glad to find that you have these "issues" dear!!! I too, look for snippets of time at ALL HOURS to write and check blogs! Addiction at its best! What fun! I love to "know" all these really awesome bloggers!
Thanks for yours...it is such fun!

Denise said...

Have you been watching me and secretly recording my life???

sara said...

Ohilda, that is soooo funny!!! Too many of us *cough* can relate!!!

Hello, my name is Sara and I am an AAB!

Diamond said...

I think we need to start a class-action because I haven't eaten properly in weeks! :-D

sandy said...

True. Very true. How is it so easy to become addicted to this? I've only been blogging for a few months and I'm hooked:)

cheepette8 said...

That was funny and so very true!

mommy24treasures said...

you are just too funny Ohilda...
It is easy to spend too much time blogging. I think we are ALL guilty sometimes. Last Sunday after church I left the pc off and I was so amazed at what all I and a magic eraser accomplished!;)

Holly said...

I LOVE cupcakes for breakfast!
They are the BEST!

Erin, Nick and Merrick said...

WOW- you and your family are amazing!
So thankful to have found your page!
Thank you for the kind words!

Erin, Nick and Merrick said...

Wow- your family is amazing! I am very thankful for finding you!
Thank you for your kind words.

Lisa said...

I am addicted too but in this crazy world of kids and work and activities this is the only socialization I get....llol

Jen said...

that was hilarious and so true. I am so there with you!!!

The Byrd's Nest said...

Ditto for me Mr. Blogspot! I STILL cannot add myself to your followers. I give up! Just know that I follow you:)

Sherri said...

How about the list of followers that changes from one day to the next. Has your number ever gone *gasp* DOWN? I sit there going...."what did I do? why don't they like me?"

It can be depressing. I think I'll go eat some M & M's.

sherri

Katie@ThisCrazyLife said...

I couldn't have said it better myself. My little va-cay from the blog world was torture, torture I tell you! So happy to be back and to be reading fun stuff like this!

Michelle said...

Hilarious!!! I could have written this, too.

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