Sunday, February 28, 2010

Voyeurism: A (my) Way of Life

Okay, this is a first for me. I am a blogger, how about that. I couldn't do this on my own because I am a little technically challenged, so one of my smart daughters helped me (thank goodness my girls don't take after their mother). So, the name of my blog, Life with a View, was decided upon because I'm a bit of a snoop. I love people and even more than my love for people is my love to have a look into their lives. I'm not sure when I started on my secret life of creeping into the lives the other people and getting that outside look. Don't get me wrong, I’m not a stalker and I've never done anything illegal (at least not to my knowledge). I probably should have been a realtor, and then I could have gone into strangers' houses and looked to my heart's content. I do have a little bit of an in in the voyeurism department. My husband is a painter and sometimes I help him. The only time I like to help him is when he has an inside to paint and then I can go and wander all I want, that is, of course, if the people are not home. People you don't know and some you do know frown on you just wandering around their homes oohing and aahing and, yes, criticizing their choice of furniture or, heaven forbid, wallpaper. I also happen to live up high on a mountain and right by my front door is a pair of binoculars, but we will delve further into that another time. So, my intention with this blog is to share what "I spy" up here on my mountain top and in life in general.


  1. Oh my goodness, I'm SO excited to have you join the blog world!!! Thank you! I think your title is perfect, and it makes me laugh to think of you peeping while you paint. I think we're "kindred" spirits. I thought so when I saw the interior of your home, and I think so again reading about how it makes your day to see inside somebodies home at night. I don't think it's nosy at all. I think it's almost the ultimate compliment that you would like to see how they live. (Hmm, it suspiciously sounds like I'm justifying this for myself doesn't it...) Well anyway, peep a few for me and then make sure to blog and tell me all about it. I can't wait.

  2. Mom, you are fantastic. When you are here visiting I can show you all the great places to spy on people from.