Have you ever stumbled across those people that just don't have a life? Maybe they were a facebook or myspace friend and you happened to notice all of their time is spent playing Mafia Wars, Farmville, etc. They may appear to have a life - you know a husband/wife, kids, pets, but then you dig a little deeper and see that they are living through the kid and their spouse is never mentioned. They don't seem to have their own existence outside of the computer and their kids. They never post picture of themselves doing anything. The kids and pets - maybe. They stalk you on facebook, you see them popping up on your stats for the blog constantly. They don't work, rarely leave the house. Maybe they live close by and you keep making plans with them but they never follow through with them. It starts to get a little annoying but you ignore it. Then one day when you see the 927092039209209 Mafia War announcement pop up you decide to cut the cord. You just can't take it anymore - I mean honestly do people not have anything better to do then Facebook and online stalk?
Joey and I aren't social butterflies by any means but we keep our lives pretty full. It is rare for me to get on the computer after I get home from work - unless we have an urgent need, I stay away. Most weekends I never even turn the machine on. We both work so that eats up about 10 hours of the day. When we get home there is dinner to make, a house to clean, pets to take care of, and quality time to be spent together. On weekends we have family functions, friends over, yard work, church, etc. Life is even busier when Devin is here with day camp, friends, swimming, and the business of being a kid. Where do these people find the time to sit on the computer all day? Why do they try to live vicariously through others? I mean if you were that bored wouldn't you make the effort to fill your life up with other things? If you are bored at home you could go look for a job or volunteer and help someone else out. Exercise. Mentor. Start a new hobby. I just don't think there is any excuse for it.
Now I don't want anyone to take this as me not loving my fellow bloggers, readers, and followers. I do love you, I appreciate your comments and I love reciprocating and reading about the going ons in your life. I really do. So no - this isn't about YOU. Unless you happen to be stalking me and are sitting at home unhappy and wish you could be doing something other than reading this - then please by all means feel free to ditch me and get a life. May I suggest joining the Y and making new friends there or maybe a book club? I'm still searching for a cooking class here by me since I would love to take one. Don't worry I won't be offended if you suddenly don't have the time to visit my page since I know you are busy finding what makes you happy.
Now if you will excuse me I need to resume my google search of cooking classes and finish planning my vacation with the hubby.