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Which Deadly Sins Am I Committing Now? February 26, 2010

Posted by indigobunting in Uncategorized.
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Is it sloth that would make me—instead of writing a completely new post—quote a lengthy comment to my previous post, “Seven Deadly Sins Against Blogging”? Part of my motivation is surely envy, as it is no secret how much I admire (and envy) Helen’s writing and sense of humor (or, in her case, humour). It may be a little bit of pride, as in Hey look, my blog friends are really impressive, as well as See? My very own writing inspires the likes of THIS. I’m not sure that gluttony, greed, or wrath play a part in their truest senses, but lust? Well, have you seen Helen?

So, without further ado, for those of you who may have missed it in the comments section to the above-noted entry, here is sage advice from Helen:

The 10 commandments

1. Thou shalt have no other bloggers above thyself (unless thou art engaging in lustful activity).

2. Thou shalt not make for thyself too many martinis between the hours of 9 am and 12 pm.

3. Thou shalt not take the name of Mediocrity in vain.

4. Thou shalt remember to keep Olympic days holy, and to refrain blogging at those times.

5. Thou shalt honour the mother of invention and the father of deadlines.

6. Thou shalt not kill (unless thouest spot an adjective or a pun).

7. Thou shalt not commit adultery, even vicariously through sexy TV stars.

8. Thou shalt not steal thouest’s own thunder.

9. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thouest’s talent.

10. Thou shalt not covet thy fellow blogger’s sauteed onions, nor their camelabilia, nor their fire escapes, nor their perfect powdery snow, nor their pasta puttanesca, nor their voyages (exception made for Mali, thou mayest covet her trips), nor their goats, nor their gold-medal women’s hockey team (and maybe men’s too? We shall see…).

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1. Bridgett - February 26, 2010

beautiful.

2. Eulalia Benejam Cobb (Lali) - February 26, 2010

I can see coveting the pasta puttanesca, but sauteed onions???

3. Helen - February 27, 2010

Oh Indigo, thou art lovely.

4. Dona - February 27, 2010

Helen is brilliant! (and so is IB)

5. Mali - February 27, 2010

Mmmmmm, sauteed onions, best smell in the world …

6. Helen - February 28, 2010

I’m afraid I’m going to have to commit the 8th deadly sin of gloating and add “nor your neighbour’s gold-medal men’s hockey team” to the Do-Not-Covet list.

7. indigo bunting - March 1, 2010

H: Can I admit here, ever so quietly, that just as much of me was rooting for Canada on that one?


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