I know I seem to blog about everything in my life, rambling from one subject to another. But there are a few topics you won't find here.
1. I won't be telling you how broke I am; something just doesn't sit right with me about someone who pays for Internet service and owns a computer crying that they're broke. My fingers don't want to type this, Internet-addicted as I am, but this is not a necessity. And yes, there was life before cell phones, too. They aren't essential to life and breath. I'm talking personal use here, not business.
In 1993 Cliff took a new job and a huge pay cut. I didn't have a computer then, but we got rid of cable TV, dropped our subscription to the Kansas City Star, and cut out anything else we thought we could do without. As he got raises, we got our perks back. Come on folks, it's a no-brainer: Would I rather lose our home, or give up cable TV? Which will it be?
2. I won't slander my neighbors, or make fun of them, at least not intentionally. There are things going on all around me right now that worry me and interest me, and even some that make me laugh, things I'd love to share with my readers. But if the shoe were on the other foot, I wouldn't want someone broadcasting my embarrassing moments and foibles to the world. Not to mention that a person could be sued for libel.
3. My love life. Probably it's just my age, but I don't want to know the particulars of anyone's bedroom behavior. And I certainly don't want to discuss mine where the whole world could read it.
4. My dirty little secrets. We all have some, don't we? I have passed up some interesting memes (the "ask me anything" one, for instance) because there are certain things I wouldn't want to answer truthfully... nor would I want to lie... and if you just ignored the ones you didn't care to answer, it would be pretty obvious what your answer was. (Is that as clear as mud?)
So, there you have it. Maybe you thought my life was an open book, but there are a few pages I've torn out, to protect both the innocent and the guilty.