I lead a quiet, almost monastic, existence and I like it that way, it’s no coincidence that Magister Ludi is one of my favourite books. I don’t like emotional highs and lows (I know I’ve said this before, but in 26 years of marriage we’ve never raised our voices at each other), and I like my blogging that way too, that’s why I have a regular group of blog friends who’s blogs I read every day. I’m not saying you guys are boring or predictable, far from it, I’m constantly surprised by all of you. What I’m saying is that you guys are reliable and, dare I say it, wholesome (yes, even Melissa and Marnie), so I feel safe in your company.
Every now and then I like to take a walk on the wild side and check out blogs I don’t normally read. Well fuckme, this morning was a real eye opener! I’m not putting any links in and I’m not mentioning any names because I don’t want to be inadvertently drawn into the chaos.
First off there was a blogger who had failed to link to a blog and opened a real can of worms in doing so, unjustifiably I might add. All of a sudden there was an argument raging in her comments (very much like a flame war) between two people that I don’t think even read her blog. I had this mental image of a Mel Brookes type film where two knights in armor were fighting each other across a whole bunch of film sets that had nothing to do with them. I went to both of their sites and was saddened to see that this feud seemed to be consuming both of them (now do you see why I’m not giving URLs!). If you have an uncontrollable urge to take a peek, email me and I’ll give you the poop.
Then I checked on a blog that I read occasionally, although in truth it’s a bit too deep for me most of the time. Anyway, there in front of me was one of those news items that you read every now and then playing out right before my eyes. Seems this blogger liked the writings of another blogger and somehow communication began between them (nothing wrong with that, I do it myself). The thing is it developed into what seems to be a relationship so strong that one of them is moving 3,000 miles to be with the other one (who is leaving their spouse, though in fairness that relationship was doomed before the bloggers even met on line). This one made really good reading though, because all concerned wrote very well, even the daughter who was upset by it all. Let me be clear, I make no judgment and have no right to do so even if
I wanted to. I’m just glad that I’m not in that position.
And finally, speaking of positions, here’s something that will make you stop and say "what the fuck?". I saw a documentary a few days ago about men living with Real Dolls, and while I was telling ET about it, I suggested that there may be something on the net, so here it is.
Kinda makes you feel normal doesn’t it?
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