Monday, October 22, 2012

Why I'm Addicted to Technology

So I was watching Parks & Rec last week and it was the episode where Tom hits a fire hydrant while tweeting. His punishment is to go a week without screens. Ron takes him to the wilderness and tells Tom to just say what he would say through text, tweets ect... So Tom starts by saying that he wakes up and checks Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. After he checks those he gets on Reddit. When hearing this I thought O.M.G. I do the exact same thing. Do I have a problem? The answer is probably. Actually it's yes, who am I kidding. I mean really who lays in bed and looks at Instagram and Twitter at 5:30 in the morning. This girl. Not only that but when I am at home I am usually spending endless hours reading Reddit or Ohnotheydidn't. If you want to actually have a life away from your computer DO NOT visit Reddit. It is like crack. Everything you could ever think of is discussed here and posted. It's the best/worst thing that has ever come into my life. 

So then this got me to thinking what else has a screen besides my phone and computer? Oh my lovely television, how could I live without you? The answer is I can't. I have way too much time invested into some really good shows. For example Dexter, Breaking Bad and Homeland are all good shows I can't bare to part with. Sadly AMC is ending my relationship with Breaking Bad for me. Oh and if you haven't watched Homeland you better start. That show is straight up crazy! Who am I kidding I also watch shows like The Real Housewives, which I'm pretty sure just kills brain cells. I know this all makes me sound like I have no life but really I do. I go to work, the gym and the grocery store. I have friends that I go out with. Oh and I have my wonderful husband who takes me out on nice dates. I live in Austin so there is a festival every weekend and I usually hit up the good ones. So I am not a complete shut in I just enjoy being a homebody most of the time. 

I think back to the days when there weren't cell phones attached to our palms and the internet took up your phone line. I can say I remember the original dub-step song it was called the AOL dial-up. You remember the song. Waaaaaaaaweeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr...... That was my jam! 

Am I the only one with this problem?Of course not. I know people much worse off than I am. I can go without t.v. and internet. I have done it before, I just don't like to.

What is the one piece of technology or social media you can't live without?

4 comments:

  1. My phone. I would die. Not really, but I do catch myself hearing my message beep even if it's on silent or not even in the same room. Totes do the 5:30am social catch up. Lame

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    1. I always think I feel my phone vibrate. I hardly ever remember to turn my ringer on. I'm glad I'm not the only one on Twitter before the sun rises.

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  2. In the time being I cannot do without my laptop! I have become an addict with etsy.com since I make and sell leather ballerinas there. I long for the past though , life was much more simple and stressless with less technology

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    1. My laptop is attached to my hip when I'm at home. It's a pretty sad sight.

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