Friday, September 15, 2006

While the husband is away. . .

. . .I get a little lonely. A 14 year old son and a 6 year old will keep me busy but aren't always enough company for me. I've noticed since I began hanging out in the blog'verse that there is a pattern to my commenting.

When Paul is in town, an average comment might be about this long:

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When Paul is out of town, an average comment might be about this long:

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My apologies to bloggers everywhere who have been the recipients of any recent, long-winded comments. Also, my thanks for not deleting them!

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23 comments:

kittenpie said...

Oh, no problem. I do love comments, I must admit. I'm not a shameless comment-whore, but I love them when they come, however long adn in-depth they might be.

ps - love the lorum ipsum!

Terri B. said...

I really like the Lorem Ipsum. Didn't know about it but could actually use it!

Off subject - I started Blue Like Jazz last night. Got about 80 pages into. There was a passage about Bible reading and chocolate that I really wanted to share, but since it was almost 10pm I refrained from calling you!

Kristen said...

Sometimes I leave pretty long comments, too- so I know what you're saying!

Aliki2006 said...

De-lurking on your blog to say I actually love long comments (and I often tend to leave them myself)!

Mary-LUE said...

Aliki, just read your comment on Bub and Pie's Blog Ambition post (I'm typing that a lot today... it was some good discussion over there.) Anyway, I'm like you, I comment on probably 75% or more of the posts I read. Sometimes I think I "talk" too much but I'm an extrovert so what's a girl to do. I've gotta be me (within limits)!

Ali said...

he...at first i was like, "what language does she speak???" he...that's the tired, end of a long week me talking.

and a comment is a comment. long, short, funny, serious. they are all good!!

Logan said...

terri b. -- i hope you enjoy 'blue like jazz'. my wife & i found it to be a refreshing read. being on staff at a church often drives me into a set of parameters that i thought i was escaping from daily. donald's perspective was unique in such a way that reminds me that it is important to continue 'working out my salvation' out of the office (not just in it).
there are many differing views on the book. no matter your perspective - it's great to be challenged. how would we be sharp if we don't interact with others? anyway - enough babbling. have a great one blogosphere.

sunshine scribe said...

I SO hear you on this. When my hubby is away and I have a little extra time on my hands ... I write oodles. If I am swamped then I give one liners. I read with the same interest either way though :)

Love the Lorem Ipsum

Soapbox mom said...

It kind of depends on how badly my keyboard/internet connection are acting at any given moment...
Just wanted to say thanks for your kind words on my blog.
I read the Curious Incident a couple of years ago, after my dad recommended it. Go dad!
It then made its way through my teenagers' hands, and on to various friends.
A great book that offers a different perspective.
Anyway, thanks again for your comments, I may reconsider, but I am feeling a little verklempt right now.

Paul said...

So when were you going to tell me you spoke latin?

Veronica Mitchell said...

I felt much the same after my first baby was born. Whenever I did have an opportunity to talk to adults, I chattered and chattered and chattered. Thankfully, they all pretended to find it amusing.

Cattiva said...

Oh Dear. Have I really had that much to drink tonight? Please tell me that's Latin.

Mommy off the Record said...

I look forward to all of your comments no matter how long or short they are. You always have something to say and it usually makes me laugh or think or just is just plain nice to hear. And I so appreciate that. And I can understand feeling lonely. I'm glad the blogosphere is a place we can all go for some adult interaction when we need it!

Mary-LUE said...

Kittenpie and Sunshine Scribe - Isn't the Lorem Ipsum fun? It reminds me of Thursday Next from the Jasper Fforde books. Her son spoke lorem ipsum because he grew up in the book world.

TerriB - I'm looking forward to getting to Blue Like Jazz. I'll check out the section you mentioned tomorrow.

Kristin, Aliki - I'm glad to be in good company with the longer comments!

Ali - Thanks for coming by.

Logan - Check out TerriB's website. She is doing some good writin' over there.

Soapbox Mom - You're welcome. Whatever decision you make about blogging, I'm glad to have the little glimpse that I did of your blog and that I got to see that handsome young son of yours happy at school!

Paul - Not just Latin but really, really old random classical Latin.

Veronica - It is nice to be humored sometimes, isn't it?

Cattiva - Check out the link to the Lorem Ipsum generator. It is pretty fun.

MofR - Thanks! I've been enjoying the give and take with you on the blogs/emails.

Her Bad Mother said...

I happen to be a fan of long-winded comments - writing AND reading them.

All the better if they're in Latin.

bubandpie said...

The longer the better for me, too (I'm always a bit mystified by all the apologies for hijacking, as if a really thoughtful, in-depth comment were a BAD thing!).

This post was so funny - and look at all the chattiness it inspired! (I love it when commenters start talking to each other.)

Mary-LUE said...

B&P, this has been fun... Now, if I could really speak Latin, how cool would that be?

T. said...

I am a believer in the long winded comments. Whether the hubs is home or not....

The longer the better. Especially when in latin!

Sheila said...

I still love that you talk about Thursday Next like she is a real person. I just love that.

Anonymous said...

I looooove long comments! Come see me! (Found you thru Bub & Pie)

Mary, mom to many, whose avg. sentence length is approximately 10 words (grin)

Owlhaven

V-Grrrl said...

I can relate. Over the summer I was such a Lonely Grrrl.

Terri B. said...

logan - I'm enjoying Blue Like Jazz very much. I'm with you about the book making you think about working out your salvation daily! I'm not finished with the book yet (I was zooming through it and had to force myself to slow down and think about it) but find Miller's style to be engaging. He does tend to put a LOT into any given chapter leaving the reader to tie a number of pieces together into a whole that makes his current chapter point (I think that could have been done by the author a bit better). Loved his story about Don Rabbit since I had recently posted a bit called Tea in the Desert at my blog and talked about this very idea of desiring and chasing things that just aren't worth it.

Of course I will never be able to look at chocolate the same way again after reading this book!

A great read with plenty to think about.

Em said...

Very funny (and so true for me as well!)