{I'm a "happy hooker"} Fighting my secret addiction

 

I HATE it when people give me a hard time about how often I'm on the computer or my phone... 1) because 99% of what I do for work is online and 2) because I know they're right and I hate being called out... it's annoying people!! Hey at least I can admit it. I know I need to get it together. I know I need to fill my free time ahahahahaha with somthing other than work... even if that means, dah-dah-dah... shutting off the computer for a day. (Insert horror movie scream here)

 

For the past two weeks I have signed of off facebook Sunday morning with the intention of spending the day with my family. I was actually pretty shocked when I realized it was WAY harder than I thought it would be. I get anxious and irritable and I find myself organizing my thoughts as if they are facebook posts... WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME??? The ding of my phone when I've got an new e-mail or the little chime I get when someone posts on my wall are like crack to me. I can't resist them... I AM ADDICTED to the internet!

 

I decided I need a hobby that doesn't include staring at a screen and telling my kids "I'll be right there" 1500 times while I finish "one last thing." I have been trying to think of something for months that I would like to do in my spare time... (besides cyber stalking and thinking of clever wall posts...yes, I know that's sad).  Even sadder, is the fact that I can't really even think of anything I would like to do... maybe go pee by myself??? 

 

 

My mom bought me Stitch'n Bitch the Happy Hooker... and I L-O-V-E it! Before you get your panties in a bunch, it's a crocheting book not a career change. I figure with a name like that, I have no choice but to love it. It's taken me a week to learn how to crochet a single line... now I'm working on adding a second ... it could take weeks, but would you expect anything less from the Anti-Martha? I think the important thing is that I love it. It's challenging and mindless at the same time... and doesn't it entice me away from my family at all hours of the day and night. Although I'm pretty certain these gnarly, man hands won't be making any think dainty or fancy like a doily or a skirt... I'll probably just end up with a 100 feet of singled stitched yarn:)

 

My point is not to just replace one idle task with another... I don't want my family to feel snubbed by my kick arse crocheting ability anymore than I want them to resent my time on the computer. I do know I need something just for me though, and honestly I'm hoping this sassy little craft book will be like "the patch" for facebook. It might be wishful thinking, but until they come out with the real thing, I need to get through the urge to check my mail and facebook newsfeed 700 times an hour....  one step at a time. And if being a "happy hooker" can help with that... I'm game!

 

What's your secret (or not so secret) addiction? If you're brave enough to admit it I'll give one random commenter an Earth Monkeys' gift certificate! Don't leave me hanging girls! Also, don't forget to VOTE for Earth Monkeys for the Green Awards! We're the losery underdogs and need as many votes as we can gather!! Help some slighty crazy mothers out:)

 

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