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If I’m Not Posting, What Am I Doing? January 14, 2009

Posted by indigobunting in Uncategorized.
  1. Working. Fly-fishing manuscripts and birth-control flash cards.
  2. Working out. Ice skating, x-country skiing, NordicTrack, classes at the gym that leave me hobbling.
  3. Working out the kinks. Appointments with health professionals who deal with the unbearable tightness of being.
  4. Not the Kinks, but the Northshire Early Music Ensemble—went to hear them play.
  5. Playing on Internet too much. Damn you, Facebook addiction!
  6. Checking the Piazza Bra web cam to see when they take the star down.
  7. Checking out Helen’s hair.
  8. Drinking red wine with Lynda in her bathroom at Happy Hour with New Kittens in Enclosed Space.
  9. Hosting a dinner party.
  10. Catching up on taped programming. Damn you, TV addiction!
  11. Wondering why the daily Google alert for my name brought back a link to “Roman Polanski moves to get rape conviction dropped.”
  12. Paying bills and taxes.
  13. Making excuses. Clearly.


1. Helen - January 14, 2009

Oh, this is great. Please please explain what is on birth-control flash cards.

2. indigobunting - January 14, 2009

I’m trying to decide whether to give a serious response or a fun one.

3. Eulalia (Lali) Benejam Cobb - January 14, 2009

Just how many hours are there in your day? No matter what I do there are only 24 in mine, but it sounds as though there must be at least twice as many in yours. How do you manage it?

4. indigobunting - January 14, 2009

Lali: Clearly, I don’t. My workouts are only an hour, and clearly I am wasting way more time than that on the Internet! I simply remain forever behind…

5. Cedar Waxwing - January 14, 2009

Birth-control flash cards. Waiting to hear more about this.

Good list. Red wine & kittens sounds fun — even in a bathroom.

6. Joya - January 14, 2009

I, too, am pretty curious as to what a birth control flashcard is. A picture of my toddler mid-tantrum? That would probably have made me think twice about procreating.

7. Bridgett - January 14, 2009

Oh, I’m with Joya on that one. Are they for teenaged girls, photos of stretch marks and sore nipples?

The Roman Polanski thing would bug me, too.

8. Mali - January 14, 2009

I want to know when you USE birth control flash cards. Whip them out at the appropriate moment?

Your life sounds wonderful.

9. Deloney - January 14, 2009

Are you getting the deep freeze in Vermont? It’s thirteen below here tonight.

10. indigo bunting - January 14, 2009

Del: Yes, we’re getting the deep freeze. I think it will be just as cold here.

Everyone: Flash cards is a bit misleading, but that’s what I’m calling them. (And I LOVE the ideas for real flash cards, with toddler midtantrum [could there be a sound button?], and LOVE thinking about when to use them!) These are actually largish cards, each summarizing one form of birth control, for patient review to compare/contrast in the doctor’s office, covering what the method is, how it works, how it’s used, how effective it is, advantages, disadvantages, side effects. Kind of fun, but I seem to be having trouble concentrating.

11. Susan - January 14, 2009

I’m suffering from the unbearable tightness of being, too. I hope I can go back to breathing the way I used to. Meanwhile, even though Dr. Andrew Weil calls Internet addiction “screensucking,” will you be my Facebook friend? (Your other groupies are most welcome, too.)

Susan Luckstone Jaffer

12. Craig (Maito Sewa Yoleme) - January 15, 2009

I don’t know why you can’t watch TV, write new blog posts, answer email and play on Facebook, and in your spare moments (like, when there’s a commercial on), pay a bill or two, all while drinking wine.

Or: drink wine while you’re working out and watching TV.

Or: just drink wine, and to hell with all the rest. (I saw a t-shirt once that said, “I don’t have a drinking problem! I drink, I get drunk, I fall down. No problem!”)

13. indigo bunting - January 15, 2009

Susan: I have groupies? You just made my day. I will certainly friend you, my friend.

Craig: I do work out and watch TV sometimes (yesterday in point) to catch up on taped shows. I feel much, much less guilty about watching TV that way. I keep forgetting to drink wine then.

I have trouble multitasking with screens though. I could check Facebook during commercials, but I don’t think I could pay bills unless I was paying half attention somewhere.

I just don’t have your skills.

14. laurie - January 15, 2009

i LIKE helen’s hair. in all its incarnations.

fly fishing manuscripts sounds fun.

15. indigo bunting - January 15, 2009

Laurie: Glad someone else noticed the fly fishing! It is fun. Usually.

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