i can quit… anytime

“You’re addicted,” were my wife’s exact words.  And my response? What else?  “I can quit any time I want.”

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 MattersTwisted 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!)

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About mtsweat

Seeking the rest that is only promised and found in Christ Jesus, along with my treasured wife of more than twenty-five years, we seek to grow in our relationship with our Heavenly Father, walk with the Holy Spirit as He moves our hearts, loving others always as Jesus loves us, and carry the news of His glory, the wonderful gospel, that gives light and life where there once was only darkness.
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4 Responses to i can quit… anytime

  1. I know the feeling friend. I have not blogged as much the past few weeks, except for daily quotes, because of trying to hand dig water lines over the weekends. As you know I just had a deep well drilled and inbetween working my 51 hour a week job. I have had to manually move mud, dirt, and dig ditches to get the water in to the house.

    Yet I will also tell you that I live way out in the sticks where bouts I only have dial-up and a tethered blackberry for an internet connection. The dial-up got hacked and so I closed the account. The Balckberry is thru AT&T and does not have to great a service around my town.

    Yet when I was keeping up my blog, I was also updating my website every two weeks, while also trying to build entire web pages to add on. I also have a Facebook Fan Page and a Vodpod account. I sifted thru blogs, countless emails, and dozens of sites all thru the week just to find updating material. I done all of this from a Blackberry or at times a tethered Blackberry and it is exhausting.

    So I know the feeling of not being able to get off the web because my free time is usually consumed. (Addicted in Alabama)

  2. Dell Russell says:

    Put down the mouse and step back. It’ll be there when you get back.

  3. lambskinny says:

    Thanks for mentioning my blog, mtsweat. Very sweet. God bless. Sorry for your loss… I’m addicted, too.

  4. The Bible Man says:

    I am fixing to move to a new house and a new city on August 1. So, I understand your dilema. I am wondering how I am going to keep up with the blogs I follow as well as post on my own blog until I get internet service turned on at the new place. I got internet access on my cell phone, but it is so frustrating to work. I am sorry about your long time friend passing on. You and your family and their will be in my thoughts and prayers my friend.

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