Monday, November 7, 2011


I was reading the post of another blogger when it hit me.  When was the last time I simply had fun?  Not just an enjoyable time (October 29 at the concert), but a fun time?  Where were the stupid jokes that only a close friend would understand and laugh at?  Where were the over-the-top stories of what happened to us in the recent past (real or imaginary)? 

The more I think about it, the more I realize that I have very few friends around here.  Most of my friends are online (hello, friends reading my blog!).  I have some fairly close acquaintances at work, but I rarely see them outside of work.  I have family, but we talk about once a week (or far less) and see each other between one and several times a year.

I'm not having fun, and I'm all the poorer for it.


  1. Hey Matt, don't be too hard on yourself about it - that would totally defeat the purpose. I find for me I just need to let go of all the stuff I think I should be doing and let myself enjoy the moment. Let us know how it goes!

  2. Hey there Matt, I haven't been taking much time for fun either. I think for me though the type of fun I should be taking time for is a bit different. Sure spending time with people is nice, but I've never had crazy stories and never plan on it. Anyway I wish I would work on more fun projects- stuff I'm not doing for any reason but for fun. Programming projects naturally, but bookbinding and whatever else too.