Thursday, May 05, 2005

Guilty Pleasure

I need to just come out with it. Maybe if I admit my weakness then others can help me. :) I am only a little embarrassed to admit that reading blogs is one of my hobbies. Yeah, it's a little nerdy, but lots of people do it so it's generally acceptable. Most of the blogs I check can be found to the right, and those are generally of high quality in both thought and grammar. However, I must admit that my "hobby" sinks to another level. Okay... I'll just say it.

I peruse the Oklahoma Christian Xanga Blogring.

Whew. :::weight off my chest::: Perhaps I should further explain this, so that you don't get the wrong impression. I don't read all the blogs. But over time there are certain screen names that have caught my eye and I like to check on them occasionally. The majority of those I read are people who I vaguely knew in college. However some I read just because it's like watching a train wreck-- you can't help it. Whether it's the spelling, grammar, or drama of it all, something just draws you in. :)

So there you go. My guilty pleasure. I am certainly not advising anyone else do the same. If anything I should be asking for help to stop this unhealthy habit. :)

For the record, I think that Blogger is infinitely cooler than Xanga. Who needs e-props, anyway? :)

4 comments:

Maggie Ann said...

Am spending the morning reading blogs, and how relaxing it is! This is the 1st time here and am enjoying reading about your life in Japan. We have missionary friends in Japan.

crittermer said...

Ann, After spending the week grading 75 undergrad term papers, I think I have witnessed enough grammatical tragedy for the week. I fear that purusing the OC blogosphere might be more than I could handle right now. But I'll keep it in mind in case I get bored this summer.=)

P.S.--I confess that I occasionally use incorrect grammar on my blog, because on certain occasions I think it gets the point across better. I hope it hasn't been too traumatic for you to read and I do apologize, with you being the grammar major and all.=)

love, mer

Gabe said...

Oh you english majors/honor students...

Ann, I admit I've perused xanga ring of OCers as well. :)

Also, my 2000+ word response to the affirmation has been posted as you requested. Please give me your feedback.

Gp

Matt said...

Hi-
I linked here from Gabe's blog; now that I know where "Hitachi" is I can finally attach a picture to my crappy Hitachi VCR ;-)

I enjoyed reading your posts. Incidentally, my brother-in-law also lives in Japan. He's in the Navy at the Okusaka (sp?) base.

God bless!