27 June 2010

Revisiting Dr Pinsky!

Today June 26th, I'm joining Chari at Sunday Favorites. 
"Sunday Favorites" is a Sunday meme designed to give bloggers a chance to share a favorite post from the past!!! For more information on how to join so you can  republish a past post just click here!

I need a consultation with Dr. Pinsky before this happens to me:

It looks like I'm not the only one with an addiction.  Take a look at this article:

"An annual report from a Catholic counseling service claims computer games are partly to blame for complicating wedded bliss. Troubled home life? Blame the Internet if you're using it to do work, , gamble and of course, play computer games...

 According to the Irish Examiner, the counseling service said the number of people experiencing marital problems "because of Internet use" surged 87.5 per cent from 2007 to 2009. What's more, 15 per cent of the service's clients face "huge difficulties" because of Internet-related activity."

Hi Dear Friends,

Yikes!  Blogging was not mentioned as a problem here.  PHEW!  I'm happy I will not be part of the statistics with "marital problems".   I still think I need to write Dr. Pinsky a letter;  at least, to examine my blogging behavior.  What do you think constitutes normal versus abnormal blogging behavior?  My weakness is that I spend too much time blogging.  There should be a gadget or device that would warn the blogger that his or her time is up:
LADY AT COMPUTER Pictures, Images and Photos  Well maybe not as extreme.  Anyway, Dr. Pinsky, can you come to my house?  Heavy blogging workload prevents me from leaving my home at this point....

blogger barbie Pictures, Images and 

EmmaK said...
Well you need to do this if you have a flatmate or partner living with you. My husband password protects the computer so I have to go to library to use it - and what with the undesirables and mental people here I only last about an hour!! If I was left at home with the comp well things would definitely take a turn for the worse. Blogging addiction is even worse than drinking or drugs because the internet is 'free' and you don't have to go out and score crack but if you can't control yourself get someone to control you lol!!
A 2 Z said...
I will take your advice. I saw your You Tube video of your rehab stint in some exotic place. You had a cabbage leaf on your head. I laughed so much. But at the same I was relating so well to what you said. I agree that its very addictive. Minutes turn to hours...Thanks for stopping by Emma! Hope you come back soon! I need my daily fix...LOL
Ashley Mutschler said...
Thanks for stopping by from SITS! It sounds like we've got a lot in common! I love your site! I'll definately be stopping by more :)
tds said...
Oooh. Does Dr. Pinsky do housecalls? I think that would be more of a marital threat than computer time, personally. Interesting that social networks (facebook, etc) and CraigsList didn't make the list of Internet threats, too. Thanks for stopping by from SITS ;-)
A 2 Z said...
Hi Ashley, Thanks for your visit! Hi TDS, Yes, I agree, he's not hard to look at. I think when they talk about internet overuse my understanding is that they are including all my favorites: facebook, etc... Maybe I'm wrong.
Dumbwit Tellher said...
Ashley you are hilarious. I could certainly see where blogging could be the next deterrent to wedded bliss. I know I spend way too much time online but to be honest if I don't read or comment on fellow bloggers posts I tend to feel some anxiety. My high-schooler said the other day that my face is always in the computer & that was a wake-up call. So I had try to set limits so real life does not pass me bye. I so love Blogger Barbie! Great post and wishing you a happy weekend. x
Natasha said...
I had such a busy week last week and didn't get to blog and boy, did I miss it! Maybe I am addicted!! I hope you don't mind but I have a little award waiting for you at my blog. Best wishes for a wonderful week, Natasha.


  1. Oh, yes. The internet can be addicting. But where else do you get to express yourself so thoroughly and effectively WITHOUT BEING INTERRUPTED in the conversation? No where...thank you blogging!

  2. Addicting is a good word for the net....I hope that people with children know what is most important and can wait until the're children are grow to set on the computer...that would mean that they would be old like me before they get to enjoy the addiction....and I do enjoy it.

  3. It is not an addiction if you don't go to meetings. I can stop any time I want to.

  4. This was such a fun post to read. Oh, and of course I'm NOT addicted. I always keep my priorities straight. Who NEEDS to sleep, eat, go to work anyway?

  5. This was cute. I loved all of your pictures. I am glad I am not the only one. I think a lot of probelms come from people using the internet for porn.

  6. Great post! Hubby and I used to complain to one another since both of our jobs involve a lot of computer and online time -- so we converted our home office into a double office that we share. :)

    Glad I found your blog as I am enjoying it.

    Michele Chastain

  7. Hi Anne-Marie...

    My friend, I loved this post!!! We have definitely come to a different era in our culture...via computers and the internet! I have loved my bloggin experience but do admit that it's a bit addicting and time consuming. It's also been a life-saver...I have fibromyalgia and two years ago when I started my blog, was unable to get out and about much. It has been a fabulous way to spend time and meet some really nice people! I have found blogging to be very inspirational! Anyway, I do wonder about some of these bloggers...how do they find the time to take care of their families and blog too? I'm an empty-nester with time on my hands! All in all, I think that blogging is a great creative outlet!

    Loved this post, my friend! Thank you for sharing it with us for Sunday Favorites this week!

    Have a marvelous Monday!
    Chari @Happy To Design

  8. My favorite is - no, no, take my kids!