Jun 24, 2010

A New Obsession is Born!

AND...it's all my husband's fault. (Shhhh...don't tell him I said that!)

I just want to state for the record that I am still madly in love with writing. I've just decided that I need a little something on the side to get me through those "rough times" with my novel.


It's not like I'm cheating on my writing. I mean, we're not engaged or anything. It's more like I'm kinda just dating two hobby's/professions/career prospects aka Obsessions (not to be confused with the Calvin Klein cologne).

Alright fine! I am incapable of Obsession monogamy.

*hangs head in shame*

But my new Obsession is so shiny and sparkly and fun! How can I just commit to one when both are so exciting? I mean that's like telling a kid, "You can only have ONE lollipop honey." as you wave two (or ten) in their face. It's cruel.

*dons her picket sign "Against Obsession Cruelty!"*

So you probably want to know what my new Obsession is eh? (What was that? You think you already know ... Oh hush!)

I am completely and utterly infatuated (I say infatuated cuz I still reserve the 'in love'ness for writing) with web design. I big fat poofy heart all this HTML schtuff! And I can't seem to get enough of it.

This is bad. REALLY bad. So bad in fact my husband yelled at me last night! (Isn't he mean! Ok so maybe he didn't really 'yell', but let's pretend he did for suspense reasons.)

He said to me, "Poppins!" (Cuz he totally always calls me Poppins ... or maybe that was never ...) "You need to turn off that Firebug and unplug for the night!"

It was like he wanted to spend time with me or something. The nerve of him.

"Bu...bu...but..." I whispered as I pulled at my hair and my body convulsed.

The sight of me must have been alarming because Mr. Poppins calmed down and placed his hand on my shoulder as he said, "Ok, let's just gently step away from the Dreamweaver..."

And THEN he had the gall to be all, "It's time to look at vacation destinations honey. You can do this. I know you can."

That was a totally low blow.

And it worked.

But he's gone now. Away at work. So um ... yeah ... I'm just gonna go ahead and spend a little quality time with my friend WordPress. But let's just keep that between you and me. Mmmkay?

So! Who wants a website. LOL No seriously...I'm kinda cheap...not to be confused with easy...just sayin... (Is this shameless promotion? Because I am TOTALLY against shameless promotion! ... or is that for it? I'm confused!)


Scott said...

You're scaring me! No, serioulsy, you are! The first sign of an obsession is that you're glad hubby is gone to work. Trust me on that one. The second sign of an obsession is that you begin blogging about it! The third sign of the apocolypse is . . .


Shannon O'Donnell said...

Ha ha ha! Oh, girl...I dunno what to say. Um, I think...what Scott said. Yeah, that's it! What Scott said! :-)

Jessica Nelson said...

Obsession monagamy, love it!

Kathi Oram Peterson said...

I'm envious! I want to learn how to do that, too. But I'm totally committed right now to writing and can't become distracted with another obsession.;)

Mama Bear said...

I too have found a new obsession. I totally get the joy of having fun with it and the dread of having to put it aside for quality time. I have to admit, my poor husband has been neglected thanks to my hobby, so I got him a new video game he wanted, and bingo!--more me time : )

Glynis said...

Fortunately for me, I have a football (soccer) fanatic of a DH. The UK season moved straight into the World Cup, so I get lots of me time.
Enjoy your new distraction! Quick, was that a key in the door I heard then! LOL