Sunday, April 6, 2008
Weekend Snapshot: Addiction
It’s ironic that just the other day, several of my blogger friends and I were discussing if we would be able to give up some of our modern technological devices: cell phone, TV, iPod, and the internet for a few days, say maybe even a week. I said, I would certainly be willing to forgo my cell phone (unless an emergency arouse). TV? Absolutely! I do not watch much TV and recently discussed having our cable turned off. That would be easy for me. Music, I confessed, would be difficult; however I could try. As for my computer and internet, no. I enjoy my picture taking and need the computer to upload and view the images taken. I would not be able to sacrifice this above a few hours. The internet, perhaps, on second thought…no!
Well, low and behold, yesterday morning my internet left me! And, mind you a computer without internet is like well….a computer without internet. Cold, lifeless and disconnected (sigh). As I bounded out of bed and fired up my laptop I couldn’t wait to double-click on that big friendly ‘E”…the one that says: “The world awaits!!!” Oh no! Wait! There must be something wrong! NOOOOOOO!!!!! How could this be happening to ME??!! I ran shouting down the hallway—robe flying behind me and hair flailing in the wind. Wide-eyed I ran to B, who startled from his sleep, could only assume by my state of panic either the house was on fire or we were out of chocolate. He could see, by the look in my eyes, something had gone terribly wrong. Wrong? It was a horror!! So, instead of spending this first Spring like day outside, poor B worked endlessly on fixing the internet connection. As the birds chirped outside the hard drive whirred madly inside. As the sun beat down upon the new little leaflets; B’s hammer beat down upon the outside of the modem! And, although, I was willing to keep him company, he insisted I go out and enjoy the day taking some photos. Hummm...me addicted?