June 05, 2009
So really, I'm not even thinking about this anymore. The IVF is less concrete than the dentist visit I have scheduled for September. I don't want to do it, so I have pushed it out of my mind. I haven't even called the doctor back in over a week. Don't care. I'm done thinking about it.
But I still like laughing at the Johnny Jump Up in my garage.
Posted by: Amritas at June 05, 2009 07:43 AM (b3Ptv)
Everyone is absurd.
Maybe that's why I like you so much?
At any rate, it's your blog. Share what you wish. As for MKH, well, that's a post in itself!
Posted by: Guard Wife at June 05, 2009 07:51 AM (qk9Ip)
Posted by: Ruth H at June 05, 2009 04:32 PM (4eLhB)
I had lots of baby stuff too before my daughter was conceived that was both treasured and a source of heartache. Some days it was all I could do to not set it on fire in a fit of rage.
Posted by: dutchgirl at June 06, 2009 11:58 AM (2mwTw)
I've only met a couple of bloggers in real life - Sarah and my blogparent James Hudnall - but I came to know them so well that our first meetings felt like we were picking up where we had left off online. This is not to say that imaginary and real life are wholly interchangeable. On the contrary, it was amazing to feel the positive energy that Sarah radiates in person without any high-tech filtration.
dutchgirl, I wonder how much of society is touched by blogging. Many people I know are bloggers or at least blog readers and most people I know are involved in online social networking, but there are still many people who are outside this virtual realm and who may never enter it because they don't (or can't) read. So I wonder what social networking and blogging says about us sharers as opposed to the nonsharers.
And not every social networker is much of a sharer - how many MySpace pages contain only the barest information? How many actually blog every single day, as Guard Wife has been doing lately? Why do some share more than others? You can learn a lot more about Sarah from her blog than you can learn about me from mine.
There aren't any simple answers to that last question because blogs are mirrors of us, and people are complicated. We've all got our reasons. The reasons we tell others. The reasons we keep to ourselves. The real reasons we'd rather deny. What a messy species we are.
Yes, blog readers can be voyeurs. But seeing the messes of others, seeing how others cope with them, even triumph over them, can help us deal with our own messes. Personal blogs at their best give us perspective.
Posted by: Amritas at June 06, 2009 09:32 PM (b3Ptv)
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