I'm not going to lie and say people haven't asked me that before.
Actually when I was on the phone with Shortie tonight she asked that particular question.
I think that the reason people ask me this question so frequently is because I often talk about what I might be doing at work.
Blogging...well sometimes, I'm not that prolific, nor do I feel the need to be. Reading Television Without Pity. Let's be honest. Reading a plethora of entertainment websites. Emailing sometimes. Homework. Bouncing off my office walls with energy. Tripping. You know. The regular.
What I leave out of that description? The mundane and the boring. I mean do my friends really want to hear that I had to make a photocopy pronto? I had to walk 7 blocks to make some photocopies in annoying library. I'm calling people to invite them to a meeting. I'm doing a meta lit search on issues concerning my project.
The answer would be, I think not. I often find those details boring. Plus they would potentially not really understand the issues and it's not interesting. Granted there are days where I should be more prolific at my job, but luckily I have a job with education benefits and benefits of being somewhat relaxed.
So friends? Back off. I totally do my share of work! Most days. Some days. Days...