Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Menno-Discuss

A while back Hans Mast advertised a new forum called MennoDiscuss in a comment on my blog. I checked it out a time or two but didn't pay too much attention to it. But then, like a potential alcoholic who takes That Decisive Drink, I got into it the other day and couldn't get off. In the next couple of days I read people's profiles and tried to figure out if they were anyone I knew. I read about modesty, about gossip, about courtship, about books. I even plowed through a 12-page discussion on rings and watches and the connotations they have for us Mennonites. Then I just had to put in my two bits so I signed in myself. Then I had to keep checking to see if anyone had said hello.

Last night someone finally confronted me about my addiction, and it wasn't pretty. Matt was the one who cared enough to do this, and he made his point by a vivid imitation of me at the computer reading MennoDiscuss--Expressionless face, unblinking, hand on the mouse, mouth hanging slightly open (horrors!!), oblivious to everyone around me saying my name.

So, enough. If I get on MennoDiscuss today I have to give Matt a dollar.

If you want to check it out, I think it's at www.mennodiscuss.com, but I'm not going to go there to check for sure.

Quote of the Day:
"Mom, you're starting to look hypnotized."
--Matt

16 comments:

  1. Dorcas...did you find anyone you knew?

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  2. Oh and it doesnt sound like Hans is horrified at your addiction!!LOL!!!

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  3. Hans, you may find that funny, just wait till YOU have a family!Dorcas, I understand your 'problem'. When you have a family, it's difficult to make proper time for family when either spouse is glued to the computer.
    ~Lez

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  4. Arlene, interesting that you should ask if I found anyone I knew. ("Me, me me!!" she says, bouncing up and down in her seat, waving her hand in the air.)
    Also found a couple others.

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  5. "knowing smile"

    We have enough computer users in the house all the time, that we have to parcel out certain hours for certain people.. helps with addictions!
    (eg: mornings the computer is reserved for school related use and quick checks of email... afternoon we each get 1 hr and in eve it's more random, but usually only 1/2 hr at a time and it gets turned off at a certain time.. well usually ;))

    Hope you don't quit mennodiscuss cold turkey!

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  6. Dorcas!!! I am not waving my hands, saying Me,Me!!!!The very idea!! LOL!!!

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  7. "--Expressionless face, unblinking, hand on the mouse, mouth hanging slightly open (horrors!!), oblivious to everyone around me saying my name."

    That was only when I could keep a straight face!

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  8. Yes Dorcas I can just see Arlene jumping up and down waiting to be noticed!!!LOL You just gave me my chuckle for the day!!We moms must really amuse Matt to no end!!I'm sure I looked like a blithering 5 yr old when he was here today!!

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  9. Jewel Miller11/17/2005 5:40 AM

    I know all about family saying, "I've been sayin, 'Mom' for the past five minutes! Now look me straight in the eyes while I talk to you!"

    LOL

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  10. thanks for that post! and i was really getting ready to check it out one of these days..i wont because i already spend more time on the computer than i should...

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  11. Humm...one dollar isn't much to pay for an addiction! Yes, blogging or any computer passions can have the pull of pornography. I've had to limit myself to just two days/week. And, yes, Thursday (today) is one of them. Keep balanced.

    Louise

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  12. I know, a dollar isn't much, but it's something. And as they say, it's the certainty rather than the severity of a consequence that acts as a deterrent.
    And it worked, too.

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  13. Great! Aren't kids a wonderful resource to keep parents accountable?

    Louise

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  14. Dorcas, been nice seeing you at MD. The place needs the *ahem* maturity of view we slightly older folks can bring into the discussions. At the beginning I felt somewhat out of it with all the younger posters there, under 25, but some "older" folks are showing up now and I like that.

    I have to admit though, I tend to forget my own blog, the house work, the yard, the car, the pets, and forget going to sleep! Yeah, the place is rather addictive, but I have it made, no one else in the house uses the computer, it is mine, all mine........see ya, gotta check out MD, if you want I'll send you the dollar!

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  15. Dorcas, Thanks for your honesty : ) It was a good reminder for me.....and probably the rest of us.

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