Revenge: It's What I Love about Blogging
What I love about blogging...
I love being able to stretch myself intellectually and creatively, to learn to better express myself, to share my insights and ideas and read those of others in response. I love the developing friendships both with those whom I have met face to face already through blogging and with those whom I may never meet personally. I love being in contact with others smarter than myself.
But most of all I love blogging for the revenge.
When Mr. Venger and I were first married, he had a computer. This was back when computers weren't much use and were boring as all get-out as far as I could tell. We lived in a little one bedroom apartment, and the computer had her own space in our bedroom. Night after night, I would try to sleep. However, with lights glaring and the clack-clack-clacking of the keys filling my ears, sleep would never come.
I came to realize that the computer was the other woman. Worse, she was in my very bedroom. I had beauty and brains on her, sure. But a computer does exactly what it is told. A man's dream come true! How could I compete with that? I could never be a mindless machine.
Things became so tense with my rival that I finally became unhinged. After so many nights of begging him to shut her off, turn out the lights, and come to bed, all to no avail, I decided to take matters into my own hands. I'm deeply ashamed of my behavior, but I was pushed beyond limits. Surely, you can understand. I grasped a baseball bat and threatened her life!!
Fortunately, Mr. Venger began to see the error of his ways before I did the unthinkable and resorted to violence to solve the rivalry between us. The computer was removed from the bedroom. Nevertheless, his love for her has not abated over the years. I have merely learned to close my eyes to the programming that was going on around me and to shut my ears to any talk of computers. Please understand; I had small children to consider. Denial was my only means of self-defense, my only way to maintain my dignity and self-respect and a proper home for my little ones.
Then one day the cable guy arrived at our door and installed digital cable with high speed internet access. A whole new world opened up to me. Computers have infiltrated our home, and I too have my own little side action. Now I email. I surf the net. I blog. I listen to my husband ask if I'm ever going to get off that thing. I hear him ask if I'm coming to bed yet. And I smile. Because revenge is sweet. And blogging makes it all possible.
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