web analytics

Categories

>I think I might just be an addict…

>They say that the first step is admitting it to yourself. I’m afraid that I have become rather addicted to the internet and all that it means for me – blogging, Twitter, email.

My phone had a little accident on Sunday and went for a swim in the loo. It was rapidly fished out and put in a bowl of rice on top of the Aga. All I could do was sit and wait and hope it recovered from it’s impromtu swim.

The consequence of this was having to spend some time without my phone, without Twitter, without access to my blog, without my emails. I was bereft. I felt as if I’d lost a limb. I kept reaching for it and it wasn’t there. And pumping was monumentally dull without my online distractions.

Good news though this morning. The phone appears to be back and working (apart from a slight problem with one of the buttons but we can work around that)!

I remain addicted – should I worry or just continue to embrace this virtual life?

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

12 comments to >I think I might just be an addict…

  • Gappy

    >I feel your pain. I too am a lost cause. We could always form a support group.

  • TheMadHouse

    >I refuse to go online on my iphone, as I will never ever have a life!

  • Jen

    >Well, from one addict to another, I will shout 'EMBRACE' but I probably can't be relied on to be objective:) Jen.

  • Bronagh

    >I know exactly what you mean – a couple of weeks ago I let my iPhone battery drain down and didn't have a charger with me; I felt like someone had chopped off my hand!

    So I'm going to shout for "Embrace!" and not worry about it – between you, me and Jen, we can begin a support group!

  • vegemitevix

    >yeah I'm an addict. So what! Everyone has to have something. For me it's Twitter.

    Oh and coffee.

    And wine.

    And love..

    Bugger that's more than one something isn't it!

  • Ellen Arnison

    >Me too. My phone packed in and then we went away (from my broadband). I was bereft – http://www.bit.ly/bsKAQf

  • Heather

    >ah what the heck, embrace it! Glad your phone is working again 🙂

  • JulieB

    >Yep… I sometimes half worry that I have an addictive personality – I think if I let myself I could easily become addicted to something more serious like gambling, so I do try and stick to "everything in moderation". Not always easy though…

  • PhotoPuddle

    >You are definitely not alone. I am completely lost without the internet. If the internet connection gets lost for whatever reason I get a little bit panicy!! What if someone important is trying to email me? What if I need to google something? How will I check my blog for comments?

  • 1 husband, 2 kids (and lots of books)

    >I resisted having e-mails on my 'phone for ages, even quite a while after Husband had procured me a 'phone capable of it but now…. I'm completely and utterly sucked in. I ran out of battery on Monday morning and had to spend a whole 3 hours out without a 'phone!! It felt like doing something really dangerous to be out and about 'unconnected'. Not sure how it's come to this, but think I'm a lost cause.

  • Blog5

    >Nowadays, it's hard to imagine a life without phone and Internet. It's our only contact with the outside world since going out of the house can cause more stress. I could just imagine how you felt 🙁

  • Metropolitan Mum

    >It's wearing off a bit in my case. I think there is a saturation point. Don't despair! 🙂

Leave a Reply

You can use these HTML tags

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>