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August 25, 2006


The Modesto Kid

Woo-hoo! More fun with the cool Styles column.


Oh my, Medmusings!


Shocking! Terrible! Obviously THIS is destroying Marriage more effectively than the Gay Agenda!

In my superior marriage, we do no such thing. Here are our tips for saving your marriage:
1. Never take the laptops to bed. Laptops are for spending the evening and well into the wee hours of the morning on the couch and in front of the television. Remember: Familiarity breeds contempt, and the dual distraction of the laptop and whatever's on the TiVo will keep things fresh. If you MUST communicate with your spouse, do so only through IM.
2. Both spouses blogging regularly is a mistake. One spouse should act as the purveyor of opinion on all shared activities and incidents. My husband HAS a blog, but only I update regularly. This has led to some undesirable direct communication:

Spouse: Hey! You never blogged about X.
Me: Oh, I'm sorry, I didn't notice the head injury and broken arms that prevent you from blogging about X, my love.

Tense moments, to be sure, but isn't it best to confront these marital difficulties head on if they cannot be confronted laterally with a broad-spectrum IM client?


I have to admit, if I was trying to sleep and my husband was sitting up in bed at 2 a.m. clicking away on his computer, it would cause quite a bit of frostiness in our marriage, too. Especially when he clicked onto a site that he didn't realize until too late had a noisy ad.

belle waring

I would never let John be on the computer while I'm trying to sleep, because I'm a very light sleeper. he can fall asleep just fine while I'm using the laptop but it doesn't happen often.

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