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September 28, 2003

I'm Exhausting

Friedrich --

You know that multipart posting I put up a few back? The one here, where everyone's now pitching in with movie-list and book-list ideas?

I wrote it that way because I had a dozen things knocking around my head that morning and couldn't settle on only one of them to post about. So I decided, "Oh, the hell with it. Rather than plod from one to the next and lose most of what I have to say, why not do what I can to spatter them all out there at the same time?" Looking back at the results, I now realize that once I'd written, I should have broken the mega-posting up into a bunch of separate postings. Oh well: live and learn -- or try to, anyway.

I asked the Wife a little while ago what she thought of the posting. And, sweetly, she took another look at it, and said a few appreciative and wifely things. Contented, I trotted back into hobby-land. A few minutes later I found The Wife lying in bed with one hand pressed wearily to her forehead.

"What's up?" I said.

"It's that posting," she said.

"What about it?"

"Well, it's like being married to you." She gave me an accusing look and then closed her eyes.

She's snoozing now, evidently still In Recovery.



posted by Michael at September 28, 2003


See, that's the social utility of blogging. Before we started blogging, our spouses, children, employees and friends had to put up with this fountain of nonsense. Now my human interactions are much more direct and to the point.

Posted by: Friedrich von Blowhard on September 28, 2003 3:28 PM

Well, to tell the truth, I read it and thought to myself "I wonder what this guy is like with a couple of hits of coffee under his belt if this is what he thinks about in the morning!"

Posted by: Deb on September 28, 2003 4:05 PM

Didn't Letterman once say something like "Without caffeine, I have no discernable personality at all"? I'm with him.

Posted by: Michael Blowhard on September 28, 2003 11:05 PM

That multi-part posting created a serious practical problem. It inspired comments on each of its disparate topics, but all the comments were mingled in a single thread. I wanted to respond to one question, but seeing the torrent of comments on other subjects, I e-mailed the response to you instead.

There's no extra charge for separate postings, is there? So go ahead, and keep things separate.

Posted by: Rich Rostrom on September 29, 2003 4:06 PM

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