Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Appropriate Blogging Times

As I write this I am listening to some credit card chick try and sell me some extra thingy or other. I'm just letting her read through the entire script. Poor thing. I wonder what is more annoying to them -- when we are rude and say "No!" right at the beginning of the spiel or when we let them go. through. the. whole. thing. and then say no...

I find letting them talk to me for a few minutes is a perfectly good excuse to sit down at my computer and either read blogs or start a post while they ramble on.

Of course this is just one of the many moments I find appropriate for blogging. Here are some others.

•One of the twenty zillion times every day that I'm on hold for work or maybe just waiting for someone to answer the phone. OK and maybe when I'm actually in the middle of a business call, but just if it's long and boring.

•Definitely when I get roped into one of those conference calls that I don't actually need to be on. (I spend all day on the phone)

•While the kids are doing homework. duh.

•Those extra little five minutes here and there between stuff -- you know, like doing the laundry and leaving to pick up your kids at school, might as well sit down and see what's going on.

•The twenty or so minutes when you were actually going to do the laundry (you didn't all actually think I do laundry did you?)

•When I'm supposed to be picking my kids up at school. Just kidding.

•When there is nothing on TV and my husband has honed in on the History Channel (kill. me. now) but still thinks I should hang out in the living room with him. Really... does anyone else suffer through this? The history of the hot dog bun or some deep introspective piece on when/how/where/why the 10 millimeter wrench was invented?

•Thanks to my iPhone -- when we are on a road trip, when we are at a restaurant, when I am at Starbucks, shopping or waiting in line anywhere....

Oh no!!! I'm late to pick up Jimmy. Because I was blogging!!! Gotta go......

17 comments:

Suzie said...

I too blog in the middle of buisness meetings. I thought that you were supposed to

Vodka Mom said...

when I'm supposed to be making dinner
supposed to be picking Golden up
supposed to be working on my column


yeah.

the mama bird diaries said...

my husband likes me to hang out in the same room too, even if he's watching something maddening like "Meet the Press."

Suzanne said...

when I'm supposed to be writing a report

when I'm supposed to be writing.period.

when I really want to take a nap, but turning on my computer seems more productive.

phd in yogurtry said...

My favorite time to slip in a few minutes of blogging -- when I'm waiting for a pot to boil, or there's 10 more minutes on the oven timer.

Yes, hubby is a history channel guy, too. Reason number 1024 why I luv my laptop.

AnastasiaSpeaks said...

We must be married to the same man. The love between man and his history channel is something I DO NOT UNDERSTAND!

jen said...

it's the distraction that allows us to keep breathing amidst all the nonsense, isn't it?

52 Faces said...

This is hilarious.

It's like me catching up on LOST (I'm in the beginning of Season 3 - no spoilers!) while brushing my teeth, eating dinner if I'm by myself or folding laundry.

Jennifer H said...

(The History Channel. The Military Channel. Or if Rudy is on for the eleventy millionth time.)

You have no idea how many grilled cheese sandwiches I've burned because I just wanted to read something.

furiousBall said...

i do my blogging as part of my morning routine. cup of coffee and then i spew a bunch of crap.

wait, that's actually what a lot of people do after coffee, just no blog involved

we_be_toys said...

Strangely enough, Furiousball and I have the same blogging habits, though I usually have to get the morning constitutional out of the way before I can think straight, and the coffee always gets cold while I'm writing.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I like to use it as a reward while I'm doing homework. Read a chapter, read a blog, write a page, read a blog.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I blog while the kids watch TV because I'm a good mom like that;) I totally identify with doing it at night because D watches History too, and ESPN and yes, I care less.

Louise said...

kill. me. now. I know your pain!

anymommy said...

Funny. And accurate. Also, oh my god, are we married to the same man, what is it with the history channel?

texasholly said...

I have been in the room for practically every History Channel show ever shown. I am always so relieved when it is a re-run (which is that even possible when you are talking History?). THEN Greg bought the entire DVD series of the Presidents which came with the entire DVD series of something else...whatever.

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