So I was blogging around just now, as I am wont to do while I eat lunch, and I had something of an epiphany that I thought I would share.
I make no secret of the fact that I am an appalling blog-commenter. I often think of things to say, but then I never do seem to get around to actually typing the comment.
I used to just put that down to laziness. That’s my general fall back position for everything in my life… “Why did you do / not do / leave / take / experience / etc. That?” – “Oh… because I am lazy”
But today I think I realized that it’s not the laziness really that’s keeping me from commenting on blogs.
I tend to read blogs while I am eating my lunch at work. So the arrangement is me sitting in front of my computer. In my left hand I am holding a cup of soup. With my right hand, I alternate plying the mouse through blog-ville and shoveling the soup of the day into my gaping maw.
SO… if I want to leave a comment, I have to release both the spoon and the mouse, then kind of do a one-handed typey-hunty-pecky thing to get the comment down. Because no… I am NOT going to put down the cup of soup. Once it’s in place I try not to move it around. I am a spiller, you know… the soup is dangerous in the first place.. picking it up and putting it down would be, I think, far to perilous for my keyboard to bear.
So there you are… It’s not that I am a lazy slacker with nothing interesting to say in your comments section… it’s all the fault of the soup!!