Recently, we received news of a long-time friend’s passing, and made hasty arrangements to head to Tennessee. The plans for travel would include stopping in Atlanta and spending the night with a friend, then heading up to Cleveland for the funeral. We packed, locked down the ranch, rented a car, and put it in the wind. Well… right after running back in and scheduling some quotes to post on my blog while we were gone.
Appreciative for my wife’s volunteering to take the first round of driving, I settled into the passenger seat. Almost out of the driveway, my thoughts were captured by reality. How am I going to keep up with the bloggers I follow?
I was comforted by a wave of relief when it dawned on me that my wife’s phone has internet service. However, I soon learned the difference between maneuvering through WordPress with a desktop and with a cell phone. Because of the difficulty of logging in (ten minutes of typing wrong letters and ten minutes of hitting the wrong link), I determined I would go quickly to a couple of my favorites, then resolve abstinence for the rest of the trip.
Fighting with microscopic keys and links, I finally made my way to the Wordsmith’s Desk. Here, the reader finds a wonderful talent presented in words by a young man whose sister was an only child. From there, I traveled to the bickleyhouse, where Ranger and Red Sox fans can keep track of each day’s activities. Oh yeah, there’s also a great commentary on Scripture. Getting a little better at key strokes and links, lambskinny’s was the next stop. This site is similar to the format in the Daily Bread, but with much more meat to partake of. At Bibleman‘s site, the stamina of a man on a mission is witnessed as he continues to read ten chapters a day from God’s Word. Then of course, I had to visit Mumbo Jumbo, Christianity Matters, Twisted Crown of Thorns and etc., etc., and yeah, another etcetera. As I clicked the Pentavirate’s link, and began to read his new post, I realized something was not right. The car was no longer moving.
I looked to my wife. On her face was a combination of concern and disgust. We were in Atlanta.
Okay, so I’m addicted. But is it really my fault? If the pill mills are gaining such notoriety for the negative affects they are having on our society, shouldn’t WordPress be investigated also?
(Note: Links to these sites can be found on my blogroll if you’d like to join me in my addiction. Be warned!)