Monday, April 6, 2009

It's Official, I'm Addicted

As much as I hate to admit it....I have had to come head to head with a harsh reality. I am addicted to the Internet! I arrived at this startling conclusion yesterday about 2ish. It all started when I was trying to upload the bulk of the park pictures onto Facebook. My computer had been giving me a hard time lately but I blew it off. Well, my friend, when I tried to upload my second group of pictures I was kicked off the Internet. Strange.....but what was even more strange was the fact I was unable to get back on that night. No problemo, I thought. I will mess with this in the morning when my brain is fresh.
Sunday morning, I reset my router and my cable modem. Nothing....... I then called the help desk (and believe me I needed HELP). Nothing..............
Oh my gosh, I have been cut off......CUT OFF!!!! How can this be? What am I supposed to do all day? I have a sick child so I cannot go anywhere or do anything. It was my worse nightmare (I am exaggerating just a trite). It was not my worse nightmare but definitely in the top 10. Once I was over the shock of not being able to surf the World Wide Web, I collected my thoughts and actually started to do constructive things around the house. is actually amazing how much one can get accomplished when their ass is not planted in front of their laptop.
By about 3 p.m., I was wild-eyed like a crack addict and frantically searching the recesses of my brain of how in the world I can get Internet access before sundown. Would I melt? Turn into a pumpkin? Even worse, spontaneously combust into a little pile of ash? Wait, I had an idea....I needed to go to a local nursing home and do an evaluation.......even better, they have INTERNET ACCESS. I checked my hotmail account and checked Facebook. Took maybe 10 minutes of my day. Ahhhhhh, I slouched back into my work chair and sighed deeply with my eyes half open. I had my fix and it was mighty fine.


Crystal said...

I was right there with you a few years ago...but now I limit my internet time pretty much to work hours only (all of our work is done web-based anyhow).

Ummm...but I guess this means I'm reading people's blogs, paying my bills, checking email, and reading the news when I should be working. hehe ;)

(And in case you were's word verification to post a comment was "nessof")

mandi said...

That's just about how I ended up with my new mac.