During the week, most evenings I spend about an hour after the girls have been lulled to sleep on the computer. Unless it's Top Chef or Project Runway night, I feel very disenchanted by evening television. All the election smear commercials, it fills my brain with static, a bad static that I just want to escape. Unfortunately I'm not much of a serial television watcher. My hubby was actually shocked to see me sitting on the couch a few weeks ago, flipping back and forth between E.R. and Scrubs. In all honesty I have never watched a hospital drama, EVER. But during their season openers, I watched both. Don't ask me why. I even felt a bit weepy. How in the world do you hospital drama lovers do it, week after week?
Well back to my real story. Lately my new handy device, the iPhone , has changed my computer habits. During the day, I'd pop into my computer to, you know to quickly check my email, or see what's updated in reader, or what's up on FaceBook, and then a considerable amount of time just passes. I'd switch out a load of laundry and comment on a few blogs. But now, all that lost time in front of my desktop is gone for it's all in the palm of my hand, one quick minute, one quick tap.
Time for GL's nap? I'll just read some blogs until she dozes off. Or get lost in the current New York Times articles. Right in the palm of my hand. The downside of just in the palm of my hand is that commenting on blogs sucks on the iPhone. Or so I think. It's a bit of a hassle and doesn't quite seem worth the effort. So guess what i've turned into? A lurker. A blog lurker. I try to check in at least once a week to comment, but sometimes it doesn't happen. After the newness of my little device wears off, I'll be back, in full commenting fashion. For now, I am blaming it on my iPhone.
(on a side note, I am a bit distracted by some events taking place in a couple of days, of course details to follow!)