Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Stop Looking at Me!

The baby learned to say it recently. Although when she says it, it sounds more like "stoppa-lookin'-me." Still she pulls it out at the right moments, when everyone is giggling at her cute mistakes, when the whole family has gathered around to watch her nurse. I'm pretty sure she means it. Not that she doesn't like being looked at. Just...sometimes it gets a bit uncomfortable.

Recently I had two rather large spikes in my pageloads. A little investigation revealed that Mormon Times had linked my kitty in the Christmas tree pictures and Stumble Upon had linked my guilty gratitude post. Thrilling and yet . . . I kinda had something controversial that I needed to talk about in the relative safety of my anonymity. Now I'm going to have to wait until the world goes away again and just my bloggy friends are here. A few days wait should suffice.

In the meantime, I'll post a link to a piece that speaks to anyone who has ever dealt with addiction. It needs no linky love, as BCC has an immense following, but you might have missed it. Give it a look-in when you have a bit of time to follow the half-dozen links within it. Russell's post is heart-wrenchingly honest and brave. It moved me to tears.

12 comments:

Papa D said...

Fame's rough, but there is a solution: Stop writing good posts. *grin*

I just want to second the endorsement of Russell's post. There are no words to give it justice.

Heidi Ashworth said...

Oh dear, I guess I'm shallow but I (after reading all the links) came away from it only wondering what the heck his addiction is. Yup. Shallow. That's me.

Jami said...

Heidi, think of him as Everyman. Could be drugs, sugar, sex, Internet, alcohol, perfectionism, anger. Doesn't matter. Addicts of all stripes walk the same path with different scenery.

Jami said...

Ray, I keep trying but my genius just keeps taking over. :P

Nat~Nat said...

Yikes! You just crack me up in so many ways. Sorry, I can't help myself.

Jami said...

Yes, Nat, but will you follow me? Nooooo.

The Crash Test Dummy said...

You go girl! I told you you could make millions!

Jami said...

Oh yeah! Then I will take my millions and find a really nice family and make their Christmas bewilderingly wonderful.

Nat~Nat said...

Follow you? Probably as long as I don't get arrested. Oh, and as long as President Monson wouldn't disappove. Sure I'm in.

Melanie J said...

I followed that link and found it really fascinating. It was an uncomfortable, vicarious pain but it was obvious in the comments that some people really needed to hear what he said.

Jami said...

MJ, yeah. People like me. And every member of my family of origin.

Jami said...

Was the tone on that last comment snarky?

I am honestly just agreeing with Melanie and saying I needed to hear what Russell needed to say. The snark was just an accident.