Wow! I unplugged for a week and a half. Never thought I'd do that. But I realized I've become too much of a recluse. I used to be extremely social. Now, I just like to hole up at home all day. The Internet is like an IV attached to my arm, a chemical drip seeping into my blood and sustaining my existence. One day, I just woke up and yanked it from my vein. And it felt great.
Things I discovered while I was away from my computer:
1) If you want people to buy the sequel, don't properly end the first book
Stieg Larsson trapped me into buying The Girl Who Played with Fire because he abruptly shut down The Girl with the DragonTattoo leaving several things unresolved. I had no choice but to pick up the follow up book so I could see how the first story ended. He might as well have cut things off mid-sentence. (By the way, that sneaky bastard does it again in book 2, so it's pretty obvious what I'll be ordering in May)
2) Life is very full without Boggle.
Friends, family, snow, wine, books, and an occasional movie can keep a person adequately entertained without Facebook Scramble.
3) If you want to bet on a football game, just ask my son who is routing for and put your money on the other team.
Poor little guy. He was a Giants fan, but switched over to Jets for the play offs. When they lost, he picked the Vikings, a sure favorite. When they lost, he chose the record-setting Colts. When they lost, he lost it. How much can a four year old take?
Anyway, I am back online and will visit all your blogs soon! But I'm going to try to strike a better balance in my life. I need to venture out more. I need to live life in the fast lane.