Home Ownership, Marriage, et cetera

There’s nothing wrong with being busy, is there? Nothing will kill a blogger’s blogging schedule quicker than moving into a new home and getting married. Seriously.

I wanted to whittle my inbox down to ZERO this weekend, but wound up taking care of personal tasks instead: hitting Home Depot for primer and paint, running to Target for dog food and Kleenex, driving to E.E. Robbins for a new wedding band (since the tungsten didn’t work out, which I hope to blog about soon), etc.

Then, at home, the adventures continued: hanging a few random pictures and masks on the walls, washing the dishes that had been piling up on the countertop for darn near seven days, preparing for another disappointing visit from Office Depot (seriously, they’re at the top of my shit list), scribbling down names and numbers to coordinate with and/or contact throughout the week, etc.

When most people type “etc.,” they don’t really mean it. My “etc.” is really a list of a thousand more ceteras. Which reminds me: I have to sell that old Peter Cetera cassette tape on eBay when I get the chance.

How the deuce do people find time to blog these days!? Seems to me an imbalance between the amount of people who are producing (more) and the amount of people consuming (less). I can’t even remember the last time I hit my newsreader. I’ve been too damn busy with my own life to get caught up with everybody else’s.

Worse yet, I’ve now bored YOU to tears with the laundry list of items that I’ve had to deal with in recent days – WHICH REMINDS ME TO FINISH THE DAMN LAUNDRY.

[I actually wrote this on Sunday night. Didn’t get posted until now. Go figure.]

11 thoughts on “Home Ownership, Marriage, et cetera”

  1. I’d love to hear about the wedding ring not working out. I’ve been interested with some of the new material ideas for wedding rings.

    Did you mean Titanium or did you really have a Tungsten ring?

  2. Killing just a blogger’s schedule? Wait until you’ve been married a few years and have a child.

    Your bank account, personal freedom and self-esteem will be killed!

    Just Kidding. Enjoy your newlywed years. 🙂

  3. I’m with you man. I know exactly what your talking about. Marries, with a kid and one on the way. Blogging gets put on hold for sure. I went from posting once or twice a day to once or twice a week. I hate it too. But you’ll get back to the swing of things once the dust settles.

  4. Wait until you add parenthood into the mix! Not only do you have to pick up the “mess” you have made, but now you have to pick up all of the stuff thrown every where around the house. It is amazing where you find things.
    It gets frustrating, but all the kid has to do is look at you with a big smile and you fall in love all over again. All is good with the world again. Pretty crazy, but it’s worth it.

  5. Tell me about it. Sometimes I think I had more time and balance in my life when I worked a “day job” and tried to do the blogging/media company thing in the evenings and on weekends. Now the reality is that life is busier without the day job, and the balance is out of skew as well. In fact, here I am commenting on your blog at 12:15am on Friday morning after my wife just went to bed complaining about another night I’m staying up late.

    Go figure. I can relate. 🙂

  6. When you have a kid that to-do list triples. I think that’s why there are so many parent blogs: You want to blog but you spend most of your time with the kid, so that’s what you blog about. I guess that’s what drove me to link blogging – it’s all there is time for!

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