Me? An addict?  

TheQuietGuy2005 54M
3484 posts
7/31/2005 12:25 pm

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Me? An addict?

This place can get under your skin.

It's been, oh, four months since I joined up and I find this site has come to play a significant part in my life of late. The fact I'm bothering to write a blog here - my first in a long online life - suggests that I am settling in for a long stay.

Perhaps I should be worried. Perhaps I am a net-addict. After all, the Daily Mail says it's a becoming a very real problem (note for non-UK readers: the Daily Mail is a right-of-centre daily newspaper whose sole purpose in life appears to be to drive us all screaming in panic into our personal bomb shelters until the country can be saved from total dissolution by the election of an appropriately right-wing government).

Perhaps A F F is taking up too much of my time?

{pause for reflection}

No, I don't think so. I still manage to get to work on time and do a productive day's labour (mostly). I still see the same friends, have occasional visitors at weekends, enjoy spending time with my son. I still get the paperwork done with no more procrastination than there ever was before (honestly, Mr Inland Revenue, the form will be on your desk on Monday). I still chat on the phone. I still read. I still watch films, go to the theatre and listen to music. I still write my semi-literate stories and downright lousy poetry.

But now I have something new to add to the mix.

I can log on at any time and there, in one or other of the chat rooms, is likely to be someone I can spend some time nattering with. In one room in particular, I have met a group of people that I would very much like to call friends, whose company - no matter how many miles actually separates us - warms me, makes me smile and laugh, stimulates and intrigues me. At its very best that room feels like home.

Does that sound weird? Well, I know from past experience that some of these online friendships can be as transitory as the morning mist but others last. Some move offline and then, ah, then anything can happen. I have a few good friends scattered around the country that I originally met in previous online forums and I now count them as some of my closest friends and I know that they feel the same way about me.

Who knows which of the A F F friendships will struggle and die and which may grow, strengthen, evolve. Who knows where this path will lead me? Surely that's part of the adventure, isn't it?

What I *do* already know is that I have started to get to know some wonderful people in this place - they surely know who they are and they have my gratitude and love. May our friendships blossom.


leyndokona2 49F

7/31/2005 3:22 pm

Think we all wondered about that at one point . Who care's if it's an addiction or not. If you have your life under control, there are plenty of worse things to do with your spare time.

Theflinkychick 105F

7/31/2005 6:54 pm

I've been an internet addict for years, it replaces tv for me. Can't make friends with the folks on tv, so I think this is an improvement.
How's that for justifying my addiction?

Not all who wander are lost.

freetime648 52F

7/31/2005 11:47 pm

Quiet, no worries for I too am a "junkie". I have no job, my child is long gone from the house and right now I am not taking any classes, so, what else is there to do really?? Sit here for hours on end and write and chat and make friends. Sounds fairly good to me! LOL

xx FREETIME648 xx

de1969 48M

8/1/2005 9:14 am

Quiet, passing over the question of whether or not you're an addict (which being an addict myself i don't have an objective opinion on), it's a pleasure to know you...

GoddessOfTheDawn 105F
11240 posts
8/1/2005 1:37 pm

Welcome to the land of blog .... I think I know the room you're talking about ~ handing u a towel 4 when u get out ~

hope you'll continue to have fun...

helga_hansen 49F  
1987 posts
8/3/2005 2:13 am

I remember your arrival... many thought you were someone you're not... I wasn't fooled. BUT... I did make the mistake of presuming I knew you before I did... more fool me!

Thankfully, you saw past my foolish ways, and I'd like to thank you for that! {=}

So now, stand up and repeat after me "Hello, my name is Jx and I am a Tub Addict"... go on... you know you want to!!

Looking forward to reading many more foolish and hilly thoughts.


Love, hugs and kisses from ♥♥HH♥♥

TheQuietGuy2005 54M
2386 posts
8/3/2005 6:23 am

How can I possibly disobey Mistress Helga?

"Hello, my name is Jeff and I am a Tub Addict"

And thanks for the towel, Goddess {bows in gratitude} ... I should now by now any real hitch-hiker always knows where his towel is ...

rm_EE407 41F
3903 posts
8/6/2005 3:04 am

(((((((((((((((((((((( Q )))))))))))))))))))))) hugs

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