Thursday, August 16, 2007

Am I anti-social?

I have been so very out of touch lately it's weird. I'm one to withdraw anyway, when I get anxious or feel overwhelmed. But when I spoke to my friend MM this morning I realized that I haven't really been "in contact" with any of my close friends in, like, a month or more. When did I turn in to this really anti-social character? I, admittedly, have a problem in that I like to "cocoon" in my house. I literally never get cabin fever, can go days without leaving our house/backyard. Blizzards? Don't really bother me - unless there are no chocolate chip cookie fixins... then we have a problem! But, even in periods where I am not really out and about so much, I manage to keep in contact with my friends. Email and the phone.

I suppose it is good that school is starting. This will force me to deal with others on a daily basis again - it's too easy for me to just fall off the face of the earth.

Shouldn't that bother me? That I'm OK without "non family" human contact for a month? Sure, I read blogs and leave comments - but that really isn't the same as spending time with people. Am I an example of what is going to become of us as our lives get even more technologically involved? Remember those sci-fi scenarios where people were contained in their pods and lived through their computers? Is that me in a few years? Will I be one of those freaky hermit people? Like, Howard Hughes - but without the wealth to back up my description of being merely "eccentric"?

Hmmm. I'll let you know if and when I lose the desire to shower. Y'all know how important my hair is to me. When that goes then it will be time to call the men in the white coats!!

(OK, it's not like I'm agoraphobic or anything, just really lazy sometimes!)


Colleen Dobson said...

Yes, if just keep trimming the fingernails and toenails semi annually - that should keep you from crossing over to the howard types. Oh, and always attend Brownie meetings! Wait, you missed that one... well, no cause for alarm yet.

Martha said...

But, I know where you've been, what toys you've bought, that your dog hate thunderstorms and your new roof works great...thank you very much. The internet/email IS my window to the world. And if you don't like that, sure stop on by and you'll see that I'm really a balding, very round middle aged man in my jammies only pretending to be Martha. Is that what's going on at your place too? If so, Hi JM!

Aimee said...

Hemitacy isn't as bad as everyone makes is sound. I like a little "alone" time, even if I'm NEVER alone anymore. I'm especially glad we are back from "vacation", in fact I kept my children home from school today to have some alone time with them and be a hermit. It didn't quite work out that way, but oh well, we'll always have the weekend. HA!

tz said...

and OMG after a week with family...i'm ready to crawl in a box under an overpass for about a week!