The Urban Amish and other modern day oddities….

Last week, I like to think that some of you, at least, noticed that I posted no blogs. Ok, someone did….this is from Alison….” What’s up with no new blogs for over a week?  Those are one of the main reasons I check out the web site! ” And that’s all I needed really…was one plantive request from someone that indeed….it was missed. I shan’t go into the whys and wherefores of my silence. Because to do so, would cross the boundaries of wisdom and good taste, and I really try not to do that. But… last week, not blogging made me feel a little like one of the “urban Amish“. For those of you who are urban Amish enough not to know what that is….it is defined as someone who doesn’t have or use any of the technological devices or practices that consume the rest of our lives….like email, text messages, blogs, online shopping….you know, stuff we all do.

Oh, I did join Twitter last week….and while I don’t know exactly what that means to me just yet, I am now collecting followers, all the while following others. And perhaps if I really like some of the people I meet on Twitter, we can have a Tweetup…that means people on Twitter actually get together!! Is that crazy or what?? Talking to people face to face when you don’t have to? What’s next…actually talking on the phone….get out of here. I mean it…text me.

Oh, and here’s another one…”Whole Grazer”. Ever see someone in Whole Foods who hits every sample bowl..and hits it hard? So they think that even though some foods may cost a bit more there, they’re still getting their money’s worth, ’cause now they don’t have to eat dinner.  Ok, maybe I have Whole Grazed from time to time, what about it? Would you just step aside from the Chile Con Queso, pleeze?(love, love, love their Chili Con Queso)

Another favorite…”BlackBuried”.  This is not me because I urban-amishly don’t have a blackberry. But I know someone… very well, who sits with their blackberry on the arm of the chair, and every email…every Google alert…. all the things I simply delete in my email first thing every morning, this particular person picks up the Blackberry and looks at it. Feeling obliged to look at every email that comes to your Blackberry…you’ve been BlackBuried.

Ok, I’ve blogged…I’m back among the blogging living. Big sigh of relief….not for you, for me.


11 Responses

  1. Donna, I too missed your blogs but thought you were spring breaking with your daughter (was I wrong?) – I actually just checked AGAIN and was going to leave a comment as to no new blogs – I too enjoy your blog everyday whether I comment or not – keep the blogs coming – they are appreciated

  2. I missed your blogging too, Donna. 🙂 We all read that someone had given you a hard time about your blogs. But know that there are folks that do enjoy reading what you have to say.

  3. Donna, I thought you weren’t blogging because of a trip to NY with your daughter for spring break???? I read with interest your last blog about where you were staying in NY and was anxious to hear how you made out, if it was worth it, etc. Why all the drama about why you were silent for a week???? If you were on vacation, you were on vacation…no big deal! Did you stick to your NY plans? How was the apartment?

  4. you are correct…I WAS spring breaking for a couple of days with my daughter last week….I will share more about our little Trip to NY City this week!

  5. Donna,
    I check your blog daily….and really missed you last week, but thought you were enjoying the Big Apple. I always appreciate your recommendations. Keep up the great work!

  6. I don’t always comment, but I usually check out your blog, each time I go on the website. You do a great job Donna. I have a question thiugh. My wife and I are heading to the Inner Harbor this weekend with some old friends, who are visiting from St. Louis. We want to take them to a nice place to eat, that isn’t too expensive, but yet nice. Any suggestions?

  7. I don’t always comment, but I usually check out your blog everytime I go on the website. You do a great job. I do have a question for you. My wife and I are going to the Inner Harbor this weekend, with some old friends, who are visiting from St. Louis. We’re trying to figure out where to eat. We’d like some place nice, but not too overly expensive. Do you have any suggestions?

  8. Donna,
    I missed your blogs last week but thought you were spending the time with your daughter. How was the apartment in New York? Can’t wait to hear all about it. I checked the website and might want to try it sometime. Keep on blogging!!

  9. Donna,

    Just like the other comments, I thought you were in NYC with your daughter. However, I checked each day to see if you were reporting on your “Spring Break Experience.” Also, since there were no updates to the Breakfast Blog, I wondered if there was a glitch somewhere in WBAL’s cyberworld. No matter what the situation, I’m glad you’re back!

  10. Hi Donna,

    Glad you are blogging again…I luv your blog…it’s the best…


  11. I missed your blog – when you don’t write for a couple of days I always worry that something has happended with your Mom ….

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