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I Need My Alone Time

I grew up in a family of eight and shared a room with my little brother. There was always someone home. After high school, I moved out and had various roommates over the years. No privacy, no control, people eating your food. I wanted to be alone without being confined to a bedroom so, at twenty-five, I moved into my own apartment. I had no money for anything but rent but I didn’t care. I was alone.

Everyone should live alone at least once in their life. I did it for three years. It was the best thing in the world for me. I became reliant on myself for companionship, my own best friend, master of my domain — in my tiny little apartment.

I need my Alone Time. Hey, I love being around people but every once in a while, I need total spaz out time with myself. This weekend, I had an opportunity to document my Alone Time and now you have the opportunity to see just how much of a dork I am. I don’t care! I had a great weekend.

The video camera is kinda crappy (or I haven’t figured out how to use it) and I have not put on my video editor’s cap in a very long time but I had a blast nonetheless. (You might want to give it some volume…)

13 Comments

  1. jimbo

    I need to make some stew too. Nice buzzcut by the way.

  2. robyn

    That was awesome! Makes me happy just thinking about YOUR alone time. I love mine too!

  3. Zoe

    Hey, bucko, that wasn’t REALLY alone time; you had all of us with you. Snooping into corners, checking out your furniture (I want the two chairs and pool) sitting with you in front of the fire. Thanks for the invite and will have to return the hospitality sometime.

  4. Will

    You have a beautiful home and gorgeous views. I’m glad you made this video — it’s always nice to have a voice to put to the people we know from blogs.

  5. Becky Reyes

    I had to show the family. Gil said, “Mom, I have to go to their house!” He also said that that was the greatest video ever.

  6. Charlene

    I love your video, Cobban! You sure know how to live it up in your alone time. Nice! And, I totally agree about needing that regenerative alone time to be and do whatever you want. I’m a huge advocate of it! Love ya!

  7. Jim

    I had to watch it again. You crack me up. I thought the sofa was Homer’s favorite nappy place? LOL

    Everyone needs an alone time every once in a while. Many people are terrified by just the thought of being alone. I never was. But then again, I also don’t know what boredome is like. 🙂

  8. Rose

    I totally want to be you when I grow up.

  9. Jill

    I didn’t know you’re a lefty! That was fun 🙂 Is your home always so meticulously clean and beautiful? I think being a dork rocks!

  10. Curtis

    I love this!

  11. Erik Rubright

    Oddly enough, as I was watching the video, I kept thinking you should have used INXS’ “New Sensation” as the song. I think it was something with the cinematography that made me think that.

  12. penelope

    I’m so glad your inner life is out there for all of us. It is swell.

  13. Jackie Harn

    Bob…Bob Barnett….It’s your old boss from Tribune, Jackie Harn. How and the living hell are you?

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