This is hot, humid, lazy Sunday afternoon, so I'm simmering a pot of spaghetti sauce while I finished a really great Young Adult novel by Sarah Dressen. The characterization, plot, and emotion played out to perfection, so that I sighed with the rightness of it when I was done. If all contemporaries were this good, maybe the adult version wouldn't have disappeared. Anyway, the point is (I think I have one)---instead of doing something useful or wandering off to the mall or otherwise having a life after I finished the book, I picked up the computer to check e-mail.
That's normal enough, I suppose, but when I decided I didn't want to go out in the heat, I picked up another book, deciding on a really lazy afternoon. I'm entitled occasionally. This one came out in January and since it's not a genre I'm interested in writing, it's been sitting on my TBR stack for a day like this. I love the author, Carrie Vaughn, and even though it's urban fantasy with werewolves, I love what she does to the contemporary settings. I particularly liked the book where she takes digs at politicians and evangelists. So I've been looking forward to reading this book. And even though the story is going great, a few pages in.... I turned on the computer and checked e-mail. And then I came over here and started this blog.
This is my TIME OFF. I don't work weekends. I have no need to check e-mail or write blogs. And here I am, sitting at the computer. I need an intervention. I'm addicted. Help me! How does one turn off the computer and have a life?
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