Talk, Talk and Talk!

Trust me, you don’t appreciate this ability enough!

A few years ago, I broke my leg in a stupid accident. I had to walk with a cast on for a month. suddenly, everywhere I went was missing an elevator. everything was stairs, stairs, stairs.

A week ago, I’ve undergone an operation in my vocal cord after which I was not allowed to speak at all for two weeks. Sure, I thought to myself, it will be an extended vipassana, no problem, I can do it. what I forgot is that I am doing it alone, trying to continue a normal routine with my wife and baby daughter.

It started off pretty easy, the first 3-4 days went by quickly, my cell phone mode switched from phone calls to text messages mode and My wife became my main spokeswoman.

Terrorist attack

On the fifth day I went shopping. as in any shopping center in Israel, as I was pulling in with my car, the guard stopped me for a routine check to see if everything is OK.

how are you doing?”, he asked.

And I started waving my hands signaling I cannot talk.

is everything OK?”, he continued.

I did what I could which is node with my head.

Seeing I’m a nice and harmless guy… he pulled me over and thoroughly checked my car.

The conclusion was clear – I should have shaved that morning!

One pizza – coming up!

The other frustrating encounter I had was at the end of the week. I was home alone, my wife went away to her parents and I decided I’ll order a pizza. pretty simple task, right?

well, I made my order through the internet and watched television waiting for my order. an hour passed. well, it gets delayed sometimes, so I waited…

Another 40 minutes passed and I was starting to feel frustrated. I can’t even call and ask them what’s up! what can I do?

So, I texted my wife with the phone number of the pizza branch and all details. she called me back and said they are sorry and it will be ready soon. 10 minutes after I received a phone call from the pizza branch, but I couldn’t answer my phone! so, I texted my wife again telling her to contact them. apparently they were not sure about the address.

well… 2.5 hours after I originally ordered, I finally got my pizza. it was a horrible pizza on top of all.

I’ve got one week to go…

Now, why do I need a Blog?

“Seriously now, why do you need a blog?
Nowadays, when you’ve got Facebook and Twitter, you have enough platforms to express yourself.”

Let’s face it. they’re popular, easy to use and requires no actual investment for posting or communicating any content you might want or need. you can login at any time, scrabble a few words, hit the publish or tweet button and… move on.

You can even go as far as compare it to relationships.

If you had the choice to have a relationship that requires no actual commitment, that can be maintained very easily by just “tweeting” it from time to time, wouldn’t that be more easier?

(At this point I am pretty sure most of you guys say: “Fuck yeah”).

Well. I don’t. I lose interest ๐Ÿ™‚ very quickly.

I don’t have any sentiments for either Facebook nor Twitter since I didn’t find myselfย  spending any of my time there.

Sure, I check out on some people’s statuses from time to time, but I hardly post stuff about myself.

I did not find my “unique voice” in those platforms. too many posts, too much noise, I couldn’t find my place there.

When I did post anything there, it just got swept away in the sea of other messages…

It was easy, too easy to just scrabble something up and move on…

“But maintaining a blog requires actual investment!

All the more reason to do it. I love the challenge.

I love the fact you have to sit down and think about what you want to write.

So… I’ll Blog ๐Ÿ™‚