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rhymegirl
03-21-2005, 08:27 PM
Fill in the blank.

Eowen
03-21-2005, 09:40 PM
You get laid off from your job, and the second thing you think is "Now I'll have more time to spend on the AW forums!"

(The first thing you think is "Now I'll have more time to write!", and the third thing you think is "Crap, now I've got to find another job that comes with a regular paycheck.")

Anyone need to hire a geek?

Eowen

SRHowen
03-21-2005, 10:35 PM
you check the boards 20 times a day and wonder all day at work what's been said and posted.

zeprosnepsid
03-21-2005, 10:42 PM
You get hired for a job and wonder -- how will this affect my AW time? (this happened to me today)

When you wake up the first thing you think about is going on AW.

mommie4a
03-21-2005, 10:43 PM
You start comparing other board members' average number of new posts per day to your number, and feel like you need to keep up

Sarita
03-21-2005, 11:12 PM
you start dreaming of becoming a shiny, shiny jewel. Hey, don't mock me, it happened. I became an emerald. Although that may have been because of The Alchemist.

Maryn
03-21-2005, 11:32 PM
if... you are more excited about your writing here than your WIP, which is bogged down.

Maryn

Poppy
03-21-2005, 11:49 PM
your name is Ray or Frank. ;) (You know I love you guys, and I'm right here with ya.) :)

ZaZ
03-22-2005, 12:04 AM
you actually keep up with the neverending thread

CaoPaux
03-22-2005, 01:00 AM
All of the above. :roll:

Sarita
03-22-2005, 01:03 AM
All of the above.

Were you eavesdropping on my dreams? ;)

sthrnwriter
03-22-2005, 01:06 AM
you try bribing other members with cookies to earn rep points. :D

Betty W01
03-22-2005, 01:09 AM
you actually know off the top of your head who's ahead on posts, who's a shiny,shiny jewel, how many more points you need to become a beacon, which thread is the hottest today, and what almost everybody's RL name is.

Rose
03-22-2005, 01:12 AM
your name is Ray or Frank.

You know you're an AW addict if...

you read poppyhullings' post and "got it."

maestrowork
03-22-2005, 01:19 AM
You know you're an AW addict if...

you read poppyhullings' post and "got it."

Hey, I resemble that comment.

three seven
03-22-2005, 02:02 AM
...you replied to this thread.

rhymegirl
03-22-2005, 02:37 AM
...you've got a sore neck, sore butt and eyestrain from sitting at the computer so long.

...you've lost weight because you forgot to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner. Well, okay, breakfast and lunch.

Ella
03-22-2005, 03:25 AM
if... you are more excited about your writing here than your WIP, which is bogged down.

Maryn

Ouch. That one hit close to home. :D

JanaLanier
03-22-2005, 06:59 AM
...you're away from your computer a couple of days and worry frantically that you've "missed something."

:)

tjwriter
03-22-2005, 07:13 AM
You sit here in the middle of the night, constantly clicking refresh to see if anyone's posted something new...

Hey! don't laugh at me! :scared:

mommie4a
03-22-2005, 08:04 AM
You spend 30 minutes trying to find a thread to post to for your 50th post (woohoo!) no matter what the topic is.

Rob-rite
03-22-2005, 08:12 PM
...you post something silly or stupid that you hope will give people a laugh, then actually subscribe to the thread in case you miss a reply. :)

Sarita
03-22-2005, 08:14 PM
...you routinely check the newbie thread to scare... um welcome all the new members :D

rhymegirl
03-22-2005, 08:15 PM
How do you subscribe to a thread???????

Rob-rite
03-22-2005, 08:32 PM
Top of the page. It says "Thread tools." In there -- subscribe to thread. Easy. I thought everyone knew.

Rob-rite
03-22-2005, 08:33 PM
Have you been scaring new members sara? shame on you!

rhymegirl
03-22-2005, 08:37 PM
Okay, wise guy. Everybody doesn't know. You're setting things up for me to make a "tool" joke.

Rob-rite
03-22-2005, 08:45 PM
No seriously! If you look at the top of this, or any thread, one of the boxes says "Thread Tools" yeah? In the drop down menu you'll see "subscribe to this thread." Honest, it's true, try it.
I suppose it's my own fault, I spend so much time in "having a laugh mode" that no-one believes me when I'm being serious. Now I'm sad...

Sarita
03-22-2005, 08:45 PM
Have you been scaring new members sara? shame on you!

Hey! I wasn't admitting anything, just stating the facts! But you'll have to check out the thread to find out for sure :cool:

Sara

rhymegirl
03-22-2005, 09:00 PM
I didn't say I didn't believe you. I think you missed the joke.

I always wondered why it said: There are no subscribed threads at this time...bla bla bla. I guess I have always done it the slowpoke way. I just skip around the board looking for interesting stuff.

Maryn
03-23-2005, 01:11 AM
There's also the threat of addiction if your family is going to be under one roof for the first time in months and your pleasure is nicked by They better not keep me off the internet...

Maryn

Sarita
03-23-2005, 01:16 AM
They better not keep me off the internet...

Uh-oh, Maryn. You're hitting too close to home now! :)

firehorse
03-23-2005, 08:11 PM
...you feel rejected when nobody's responded to your post by the time you've hit the 'reload' button. Or even 30 seconds later.

;)

Sarita
03-23-2005, 08:20 PM
.or even 30 seconds later.

...You respond to a post so Firehorse doesn't feel bad.

maestrowork
03-23-2005, 08:35 PM
You keep checking the board every 5 minutes to see if Three Seven has posted his latest and greatest.

Everybody knows your name and the size of your, eh, shoe.

You're doing virtual co-ed hot-tubbing.

Before you know it, you have 1284 posts. :hooray:

firehorse
03-23-2005, 09:02 PM
...You respond to a post so Firehorse doesn't feel bad.
Awww.... thanks :D . I tried to give you another rep point, but apparently I have to spread the love first.

I was looking for an icon to represent "spreading the love," and I came across this: http://www.coolsmilies.net/affection/boff.gif
Is this what I think it is? Our friends at coolsmilies are dirty, dirty people! http://www.coolsmilies.net/gestures/sneaky.gif

-Sarah

Sarita
03-23-2005, 09:07 PM
Kinky! I like it...

Sarita
03-23-2005, 09:16 PM
You keep checking the board every 5 minutes to see if Three Seven has posted his latest and greatest.

... and checking, and checking, and checking, and... well you get the idea.

JennaGlatzer
03-23-2005, 09:53 PM
You're doing virtual co-ed hot-tubbing.

What?! Where is this going on? I must... um... chaperone. Yeah, that's it. Chaperone.

Poppy
03-23-2005, 10:00 PM
You're doing virtual co-ed hot-tubbing.

while you're doing virtual co-ed hot-tubbing, you talk about the AW board instead of uhhhmmmm...'enjoying' the co-ed hot-tubbing.

Dawno
03-23-2005, 10:02 PM
...while having a conversation with your ex he mentions that he's thinking about writing and you spend several minutes telling him all about AW and the Water Cooler and persuading him to join. It wasn't till after hanging up that I realized what I had done...

JennaGlatzer
03-23-2005, 10:10 PM
:ROFL: You're very generous, Dawno.

firehorse
03-23-2005, 10:16 PM
... and checking, and checking, and checking, and... well you get the idea.
Where is Three Seven? I haven't seen any posts from him in a few days, and http://www.coolsmilies.net/sad/cry2.gif I miss him! (And we've never even typed directly to each other - the guy is charismatic!)

firehorse
03-23-2005, 10:19 PM
...while having a conversation with your ex he mentions that he's thinking about writing and you spend several minutes telling him all about AW and the Water Cooler and persuading him to join. It wasn't till after hanging up that I realized what I had done... Oh no, Dawno! I didn't quite do that, but only because I don't have any exes who are writers. I just invited all my writer friends to join AW and enter the Idol contest, and then I realized they're better writers than I am. http://www.coolsmilies.net/gestures/noexpression.gif.

Oops.

rhymegirl
03-23-2005, 10:34 PM
I think maybe three seven has fallen off the planet.

He has left his fans in the lurch. Maybe we should start writing the rest of his novel for him. If he sees that, he'll post something in a hurry to stop us.

Sarita
03-23-2005, 10:34 PM
What?! Where is this going on? I must... um... chaperone. Yeah, that's it. Chaperone.
I'm with Jenna, you need some ... responsible people to keep you in line... :cool:

Sarita
03-23-2005, 10:40 PM
Where is Three Seven?

He's just being a better judge than I... fraternizing with the entrants :D

jdkiggins
03-23-2005, 10:44 PM
...you routinely check the newbie thread to scare... um welcome all the new members :D

I resemble that remark. :)

jdkiggins
03-23-2005, 10:48 PM
I didn't say I didn't believe you. I think you missed the joke.

I always wondered why it said: There are no subscribed threads at this time...bla bla bla. I guess I have always done it the slowpoke way. I just skip around the board looking for interesting stuff.

Don't do it, rhymegirl. If you subscribe you won't have time to post here because you'll be spending too much time in your e-mail folder deleting 150 messages. :Hammer:

Then again, isn't that what being an addict is about?

Joanne

jdkiggins
03-23-2005, 10:49 PM
You keep checking the board every 5 minutes to see if Three Seven has posted his latest and greatest.

Everybody knows your name and the size of your, eh, shoe.

You're doing virtual co-ed hot-tubbing.

Before you know it, you have 1284 posts. :hooray:
:roll:

jdkiggins
03-23-2005, 10:52 PM
What?! Where is this going on? I must... um... chaperone. Yeah, that's it. Chaperone.

Yep, Jenna. We figured it would pass the time until chat is back. :Hug2:
We'll even bring some Girl Scout cookies.

Joanne

Alphabeter
03-24-2005, 10:57 AM
...you know things even the mods don't know

...and know how to "hide" them

Alphabeter
03-24-2005, 10:57 AM
...your post per day average is more than the number of hours in the day.

Mr Underhill
03-24-2005, 11:41 AM
...your post per day average is more than the number of hours in the day.
Or it could mean that one is simply padding one's post count in order to blatantly game the system.

Speaking of which, how's that credit card treating you?

:hi:

(where's the non-chalant whistling smiley?)

three seven
03-25-2005, 01:40 AM
I think maybe three seven has fallen off the planet.

He has left his fans in the lurch. Maybe we should start writing the rest of his novel for him. If he sees that, he'll post something in a hurry to stop us.
I may not be saying much, but it doesn't mean I'm not listening. ;)

rhymegirl
03-25-2005, 01:43 AM
Uh oh. Listening, huh?

Where've ya been? A lot of people have missed you.

three seven
03-25-2005, 01:48 AM
Working too hard and getting too little sleep. I haven't written anything because most days I've had an hour at best between finally getting to sit down and eat, and having to go to bed.

BUT I'm on holiday for the next ten days, so fingers crossed!

three seven
03-25-2005, 01:49 AM
And thanks for saying nice things. :kiss:

rhymegirl
03-25-2005, 01:54 AM
Well, being on holiday sounds good!

So, when you say you've been listening, do you mean you've been reading what your crazy board-mates have been posting? I admit, we are crazy.

rhymegirl
03-25-2005, 01:55 AM
Well, you're welcome. We really have missed you. It's not the same without you.

Sarita
03-25-2005, 01:55 AM
I admit, we are crazy.

We are, aren't we?

firehorse
03-25-2005, 02:01 AM
We really have missed you. It's not the same without you. True, and I think I was on here for one day before you began lurking. Amazing how one person, one strong voice, can have such an immediate and powerful impact. I suspect you already know that about yourself, Three Seven, but in case you don't, here's the evidence.

Sarita
03-25-2005, 02:13 AM
Amazing how one person, one strong voice, can have such an immediate and powerful impact. I suspect you already know that about yourself, Three Seven, but in case you don't, here's the evidence.

Amazing, strong, powerful...wait are we talking about the same Three?

:roll: Just kidding! I have nothing but love for ya! ;)

ChunkyC
03-25-2005, 03:18 AM
...you log in one morning only to discover that you've been made a board administrator and nobody told you.

Sarita
03-25-2005, 11:43 PM
...you keep 2 windows open. One to read Idol entries and one to keep up with the boards. :cool:

jdkiggins
03-25-2005, 11:53 PM
Now that's an addict, Sara.

And if you divide your face in half to read those two windows. :D

Sarita
03-25-2005, 11:57 PM
:roll: That was TOO funny. I'm still laughing!!!

Dawno
03-26-2005, 12:15 AM
...you keep 2 windows open. One to read Idol entries and one to keep up with the boards. :cool:

I must have it bad. In Mozilla you can have multiple tabs open in the browser. I've had times where 4 out of 5 tabs are open to different AW threads.

Nivvie
03-26-2005, 09:16 PM
*Stands up*

Hi, I'm Niv, and it's been three days since my last visit.
I'm lost and disorientated!
All these threads in black capitals!
I'm tempted to ring in sick for my night job so I can read what you've all been on about.

watcher
03-27-2005, 04:52 PM
... you have read the entire Uncle Jim thread (at least once) and you manage to keep on top of it.

Dawno
04-01-2005, 01:18 AM
bump!!

You know you're an AW addict if you can't get on the board for a couple of hours and start to suffer withdrawl symptoms...ok, 'fess up, how many times did you click 'refresh' ?? :o

Poppy
04-01-2005, 01:26 AM
ok, 'fess up, how many times did you click 'refresh' ?? :o

A few. ;)

(Would've been more, but I had to go pick up my daughter from school so that killed a half-hour or so.)

TemlynWriting
04-01-2005, 01:26 AM
bump!!

You know you're an AW addict if you can't get on the board for a couple of hours and start to suffer withdrawl symptoms...ok, 'fess up, how many times did you click 'refresh' ?? :o

Same here. And just when I was trying to catch up after a week of not being here at AW! Ugh! ;)

CaoPaux
04-01-2005, 01:41 AM
ok, 'fess up, how many times did you click 'refresh' ?? :oUm...less than ten times, cuz I actually had work to do. *gasp*

Pssst, Mr. Underhill, here's a nonchalant smiley for you: http://deephousepage.com/smilies/whistle.gif

jdkiggins
04-01-2005, 01:53 AM
you clicked your refresh ten times, shut down, restarted your computer, then e-mailed another AW member to see if the board is really down and admit to having withdrawel symptoms.

MacAllister
04-01-2005, 01:55 AM
:( My God...it was awful...Just...AWFUL...I'm still shaking.

Dawno
04-01-2005, 02:23 AM
you clicked your refresh ten times, shut down, restarted your computer, then e-mailed another AW member to see if the board is really down and admit to having withdrawel symptoms.

cue the 'Twilight Zone' music. Replace "another AW member" with my SO whom I pinged on IM and that's exactly what I did! *scary*

arrowqueen
04-01-2005, 02:41 AM
When you work your way down the entire board - then go straight back to the top in case somebody's added something new.

rhymegirl
04-01-2005, 03:00 AM
When you read the words, "There may be a Database problem" or some such message you curse, throw things, punch your computer, and your head spins around.

Mr Underhill
04-01-2005, 04:21 AM
You were actually forced to look at your WIP again for the first time in a week only because of someone else's "database problems."



Pssst, Mr. Underhill, here's a nonchalant smiley for you: http://deephousepage.com/smilies/whistle.gifAh! Thanks. I did find one eventually at coolsmilies.net, but there are some other good ones at that site. (Not to mention good music!) Do you know if the folks there mind us linking to their smilies?

http://www.coolsmilies.net/music/whistling.gif

ChunkyC
04-01-2005, 04:35 AM
When someone asks you if you have a picture of your family, and you show them this:

http://pages.prodigy.net/indianahawkeye/newpage25/14.gif

When someone asks you what the last party you went to was like, and you show them this:

http://pages.prodigy.net/indianahawkeye/newpage33/8.gif

When you get within one point of the next rep level and you keep checking all day long ... and checking ... and checking ...

WILL SOMEBODY GIVE ME ONE MORE FARGIN' POINT BEFORE I GO INSANE??

...oops, sorry, I have NO idea who that was, really.

Carry on.

http://pages.prodigy.net/rogerlori1/emoticons/pi_bigsmile.gif

ChunkyC
04-01-2005, 05:29 AM
http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/images/smilies/emoticonthankyou.gif

Thank yuh, thank yuh, you're all too kind!

(Lawd, I've become such a rep-whore!)

Patricia
04-01-2005, 05:39 AM
I knew I would hit the right thread if I kept looking!:ROFL: rep hooker party!:hooray:

rhymegirl
04-01-2005, 07:18 AM
Which thread is this?

I'm pretty close to being a blinking beacon. Try saying that fast ten times.

Patricia
04-01-2005, 12:22 PM
Which thread is this?

I'm pretty close to being a blinking beacon. Try saying that fast ten times.

West Coast addict checking in! I tried it girl! :ROFL:

You're an addict if you are west coast and check to see if any eastern time friends have made an early morning post!:crazy:

JennaGlatzer
04-01-2005, 12:55 PM
Or a very late night post... ;)

I don't like to consider it "morning" if I haven't been to bed yet.

Fractured_Chaos
04-01-2005, 12:58 PM
Or a very late night post... ;)

I don't like to consider it "morning" if I haven't been to bed yet.

Glad I'm not the only one. I generally crawl into bed when the sun comes up, but it's still the day before...or something like that.

Birol
04-01-2005, 01:01 PM
That's always been my standard for measuring the change of day, too.

Patricia
04-01-2005, 01:07 PM
Or a very late night post... ;)

I don't like to consider it "morning" if I haven't been to bed yet.

Jenna! :hi: Did you get your "work" done for the deadline, or just sneaking in to check up on us?

Nivvie
04-01-2005, 03:21 PM
Or a very late night post... ;)

I don't like to consider it "morning" if I haven't been to bed yet.

See, now that got me in trouble.
I work nights and days, plus write on other nights and a few weeks ago lost a day.
I thought it was Saturday.
It was Sunday.
Took my daughter to her little friend's birthday party 24 hours late (bad mother, BAD MOTHER!)

Walked into this big 'Kid's Club' place and was greeted with a sea of strangers faces. Daughter already had her shoes off and was on the bouncy castle. Had to remove tearful child and buy her various party food items on the way home and a packet of balloons. Next time my husband can take her, I can't be trusted.

People, calendars! Diaries! Look at them! Don't be like me!

Alphabeter
04-01-2005, 08:49 PM
Or it could mean that one is simply padding one's post count in order to blatantly game the system.

Speaking of which, how's that credit card treating you?

The rep is in the mail along with a steak sandwich Mr. U. :Thumbs:

Mr Underhill
04-02-2005, 08:27 AM
The rep is in the mail along with a steak sandwich Mr. U. :Thumbs:Scotch-Romanian? That's quite a combination!

MacAllister
04-02-2005, 08:50 AM
You're an addict if you are west coast and check to see if any eastern time friends have made an early morning post!
...oh gawd...I DO that...All the time...

I thought I was okay, I really did. I didn't believe for a single minute that I was really addicted...

Good Word
04-02-2005, 04:15 PM
I do the opposite--I get up early and check to see if I got a west coast post while I was sleeping.

firehorse
04-02-2005, 07:16 PM
Me too!

mommie4a
04-02-2005, 07:48 PM
You count backwards every time you see your rep point total to decide when you can start letting others know that you're getting close to the NEXT level (I'm 8 away for example - ahem...)(oh man - did I write that??)

JAlpha
04-02-2005, 07:53 PM
You used to lament :cry:your husband's extended business trips, and now you offer to pack his bags:banana: JAlpha

jdkiggins
04-02-2005, 08:02 PM
You fall asleep at your computer desk and your finger twitching wakes up the mouse.

Elincoln
04-02-2005, 08:19 PM
1.) You hand your 20 month old daughter cookies, just so she won't bug you when you're posting (don't laugh, I did it once!)

2.) Your husband wants to know what's for dinner and you didn't even pull anything out of the fridge. Take-out anyone?

3.) You now print out your WIP to edit with pen and paper because your computer freezes from all the windows opened to AbsoluteWrite.

and finally: 4.) You are so glad when you're work is being sent out because now you have time to Post on more Threads.

maestrowork
04-02-2005, 08:20 PM
... you keep asking for rep points even though you already have gazillion...

I WANT THEM. GIMME GIMME GIMME.

Elincoln
04-02-2005, 08:21 PM
bump!!

You know you're an AW addict if you can't get on the board for a couple of hours and start to suffer withdrawl symptoms...ok, 'fess up, how many times did you click 'refresh' ?? :o

One for every heart beat, it feels

-Elaine

mommie4a
04-02-2005, 11:27 PM
Every quarter hour that passes that you told yourself was going to be when you signed off has now gotten down to the last 30 mins before you have to shower and leave the house. So you finally go and shower and then, with you hair still wet and uncombed, towel wrapped around you, you head down to your computer in the cold basement (with it SNOWING OUTSIDE I say!) to check the AW boards one - last - time - before you HAVE to go out. And you rationalize that you have to check now, in the uncombed state, because you're husband is still out of the house, and if you don't check now and wait until you've dried yourself and your hair, he'll be home, darnit, and then you won't be able to go check before you leave because, well - he'll SEE you trot down and he will make fun of you yet again for being on that damn computer so much.

But this never really happened to me, mind you. I'm just saying, you know, if you WERE an addict, that might happen.

Sarita
04-02-2005, 11:29 PM
:ROFL: :ROFL: :ROFL:

Oh Jill, you captured that perfectly!!!

mommie4a
04-02-2005, 11:34 PM
:ROFL: :ROFL: :ROFL:

Oh Jill, you captured that perfectly!!!

But, you know, none of us have first-hand experience with that kind of situation - I'm just...fantasizing. http://computer-ease.com/emoticon/embaressed_smile.gif

Sarita
04-02-2005, 11:35 PM
Of course not! We couldn't be bothered with all that checking back and checking back. And men make fun of us about it? NEVER!

mommie4a
04-02-2005, 11:36 PM
:ROFL: :ROFL: :ROFL:

jdkiggins
04-03-2005, 12:01 AM
:ROFL: Sara, for some reason I thought you were going to say we can't be bothered with towels, LOL

Sarita
04-03-2005, 12:02 AM
Joanne!!!:ROFL::ROFL::ROFL:

jdkiggins
04-03-2005, 05:26 AM
Did I do or say something wrong? :Ssh:

Patricia
04-03-2005, 06:15 AM
...oh gawd...I DO that...All the time...

I thought I was okay, I really did. I didn't believe for a single minute that I was really addicted...

Believe it! :tongue

Elincoln
04-03-2005, 07:10 AM
Wonder what the 12-step program would be like?

Just so everyone knows, I have a disaster of a house and a sink full of dishes (don't ask about laundry) and I'm here typing....that's addiction.

-Elaine

Oh, and a note to maestrowork: It could have been worst. I could have given her chocolate.

Rose
04-16-2005, 08:18 PM
You may be an Absolute Write Addict if... your half-marathon starts in two hours, but you're here reading threads instead of stretching and hydrating!

Shiny_Penguin
04-16-2005, 08:49 PM
You may be an Absolute Write Addict if... you have dreams starring someone's avatar. And I'm not telling whose! :Ssh:

mdmkay
04-16-2005, 08:54 PM
...you post something silly or stupid that you hope will give people a laugh, then actually subscribe to the thread in case you miss a reply. :)


:flag:I give up! I've seen the errors of my way. I'm hopelessly addicted and won't give it up.

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.

scott adams

mommie4a
04-17-2005, 01:01 AM
You live in Ohio, are visiting NYC for a writer's conference, it's a GORGEOUS day, you take a break to freshen up but really sign onto the wireless connection in your hotel room just to check the boards (ok - I'm checking other stuff too since I'm away from home) AND you POST stuff. HELP.

rhymegirl
04-17-2005, 01:30 AM
Yes, Jill. That really does make you an AW addict. You've got it bad.

SeanDSchaffer
04-17-2005, 01:46 AM
...Go online to visit AW Wednesday afternoon, stay up all night and all morning; and when you get offline Thursday afternoon, you wonder why your neighbors look at you funny for referring to Friday as 'Tomorrow.'


:Huh:

Susie
04-17-2005, 11:31 PM
Your husband brings you a box a delicious chocolates, a diamond bracelet and a dozen roses and you say, "Honey, I'll look at them later 'cause I'm on Absolute Write."

bluwinteryfox
04-18-2005, 02:23 AM
You start dreaming about the picture of a poster...
Not saying who, no way no how. :Ssh:
If they read this thread, they know who they are.

Renee
04-18-2005, 03:53 AM
You forget you've already welcomed a new member on the Newbie Forum and welcome them twice!

Yup!

JAlpha
04-18-2005, 04:00 AM
You may be an Absolute Write Addict if . . . when the head of the creative writing department at a major university gives you a negative critique on your short story in front of the whole class, and you respond by saying, "Well what do you know, "I'm a Splendid One to Behold" on the AW writing board.


No. I didn't actually say that BUT I WANTED TO! :D

JAlpha

mudflat_marsh_hawk
04-19-2005, 02:32 PM
You may be an Absolute Write addict if...


...you name your pet goldfish Travis Tea.

Celeste
04-21-2005, 11:37 AM
When someone asks you if you have a picture of your family, and you show them this:

http://pages.prodigy.net/indianahawkeye/newpage25/14.gif

When someone asks you what the last party you went to was like, and you show them this:

http://pages.prodigy.net/indianahawkeye/newpage33/8.gif

When you get within one point of the next rep level and you keep checking all day long ... and checking ... and checking ...

WILL SOMEBODY GIVE ME ONE MORE FARGIN' POINT BEFORE I GO INSANE??

...oops, sorry, I have NO idea who that was, really.

Carry on.

http://pages.prodigy.net/rogerlori1/emoticons/pi_bigsmile.gif

Too funny! :roll:

Rose Red
04-22-2005, 04:16 AM
You know that you really should go pee before your bladder bursts, but you keep telling yourself, "..after this thread, in a minute"....

Marisa Louise
04-25-2005, 03:00 AM
...you've been recruited within your first week on this site, to post here!

Marisa Louise
04-25-2005, 03:11 AM
...when you are talking out loud about how you "hafta-hafta-hafta" not post right now (attemps getting out of computer chair) and get ready for (plops down that one inch she has moved her ass away from the seat of the chair, staring at computer blankly, with a sigh).................and then you post in the addicts thread, anyway!

...when you are seriously considering not doing your $120 worth of massage today just to continue posting on these gosh darn addictive boards!

(ever-so-reluctantly exes out the AW window......period.....end parenthesis)

(edit again...)

...............clllllose.:crazy:

maestrowork
04-25-2005, 03:50 AM
People start to talk about your genitalia...

Alphabeter
05-13-2005, 05:58 PM
You disappear for a month and

your blobs double and disappear.
your reputation is now "has earned our admiration".
your AW husband has put up a cuter picture.
your post per day count only went down by two.

I don't have a problem. :twitch:

arrowqueen
05-14-2005, 04:56 AM
You know half the people on this board personally - and are thinking of visiting next summer.

arrowqueen
05-14-2005, 04:57 AM
Half the people on this board know you personally - and are moving house without telling you.

paprikapink
05-14-2005, 05:27 AM
Dang! How'd she find out?



-pkpk

Alphabeter
05-14-2005, 06:06 AM
You reconfigured an new (old) laptop you just got so it can be on AW all day and keep you updated.

You realize you don't want to be off AW lest you get behind another 100 pages (of 40 posts per page) in the PA thread.

You note that AW posters know more than your last therapist.
And are doing a better job of getting you writing again.

You can't stop contributing to this thread.
Repeatedly.
In the same day.

rhymegirl
05-14-2005, 06:24 AM
You are the one who started this thread and can't believe people are still addicted to it.

aboyd
05-14-2005, 07:43 AM
You note that AW posters know more than your last therapist.
And are doing a better job of getting you writing again.That's excellent.

-Tony

rhymegirl
05-14-2005, 07:53 AM
Anyone notice anything weird going on here?

Alphabeter
05-15-2005, 06:14 AM
As compared to what normal?

rhymegirl
05-22-2005, 05:00 AM
You have neglected cleaning your fridge because you're always here. (And the housework is pretty much getting out of hand, too.)

I'm going to see someone about my addiction, I solemnly vow. Next week back on schedule, no goofing off.

PattiTheWicked
10-10-2005, 12:38 AM
You begin having dreams about the people on AW, even though you have NO idea what most of them look like in real life.

It's weird to wake up screaming.

JAlpha
10-10-2005, 02:11 AM
I tried to get therapy for my AW addiction awhile back http://parent-2-parent.com/forum/images/smilies/actions/shrink.gif

It didn't work, now I'm addicted to AW and smilies:Shrug:

I think it's something Jenna puts in the water http://www.boomspeed.com/carolrobert/smiley68.gif

Elincoln
10-10-2005, 03:25 AM
You know you're an addict when...


You hear your 2-year old playing in the dog bowls and hesistate to stop her just because your posting again on this thread.

:Shrug: Excuse me...

PUMPKIN! Get out of there! Dog food is for dogs, not people!

Yeshanu
10-10-2005, 05:36 AM
I think it's something Jenna puts in the water

Ah, that explains it...


Your on-line friends know you better than your neighbours do...