I imagine that we've all seen these stupid sayings floating around in some form or another. I remember seeing this example when I was in Cabo for my senior trip. I thought it was pretty idiotic because what is beer anyway, like 95% water? Unfortunately, I still see these shirts almost weekly because of where I live. Get rid of them already.
Anyway, in the past few weeks I have felt kind of disconnected and I am blaming this blog. The original purpose of this blog was to alleviate Eric's responsibility of updating our website. It was something that hung over his head and seemed to be refreshed only every couple months. So... this seemed like the right solution. Although, now the burden fell on me. Yet one more thing to have to worry about. And let me tell you I worried. I worried, like I'm sure all bloggers worry, that it wouldn't be clever enough, boring, too personal, and that shady people would be checking it without my knowledge. What I didn't worry about was that this blog would ultimately eliminate the need to actually pick up a phone and talk to people. I found myself the other day having this conversation with Eric:
Eric: So what did you guys do today?
Me: I guess you haven't checked my blog yet.
Eric: Nope, not yet, I just got home.
Me: Well, it's all on there....
Like, just check the blog already, I don't have time to repeat myself. Thus, the feeling of disconnection. The makers of these t-shirts should start a line for all the bloggers out there. Here's a few to get them started.
"Save precious breath, blog."
"Save cell phone minutes, blog."
Seriously, this isn't good. I almost never get on Ichat anymore or call people to have an actual conversation because my life is pretty much all spelled out online. And what's sad is that blogging, on average, actually takes longer than making a phone call would. Help! Am I the only one out there experiencing this?