Internet Addiction

Welcome to September everyone! I can't believe August is already over. How is it possible that we are already 8 months through the year? How? Eck, I just had a thought about my New Year's Resolutions, and I think it might be time for another progress report, which makes me kind of depressed.


Ahem. Last night, the cable and internet at my house inexplicably went out. The following conversation took place between the sister and I.

Sis: OMG, what am I going to do? What am I going to do?

Me: Um, I'm going to read. *pulls out book*

Sis: What the heck! What am I going to do? I'm going to pull my hair out. I can't even read this! *picks up The Book Thief* I'm too depressed.

Me: Post-Mockingjay syndrome still? You're going to be more depressed if you read that (the Book Thief).

Sis: I know that. Mockingjay effed up my mind so much that I can't read this or anything. Argh. *flails* How did people live before the internet?

Me: What the heck. Dude, when were you born?

Sis: It's like when something good comes along, you know. Like what did I do on the internet before youtube?! *pulls out phone* Crap, even my iPhone is useless... (she doesn't have a data plan) *fiddles with it* Hey, you wanna play Cooking Academy? iPhone games save me again!

Me: Until the battery dies.

Sis: No, whatever! It's not like a blackout! If this was a blackout, I'd really be pulling my hair out.

The conversation did bring up a good topic - how people spend their time and how people used to spend their time. So who else is addicted to the internet? What do you do when there's no internet or cable? What do you do when there's a blackout?


Gennia said...

You send quality time with people you love and have actual conversations that aren't in front of the TV! Or go outside and breathe some fresh air. :)

Gennia said...

Oops *spend

Tahereh said...

hahaha omg. so true. but i think i'd do what you did and pull out a good book :D

Tere Kirkland said...

I did a lot of reading in the days before the internet, but it's my cellphone that I can't believe I can't live without.

Like, remember ten years ago when not everyone had a cell, and it wasn't vitally important everyone in the country be reachable at all times a day? Why did that change? And why can't I ever leave my cell at home?

Spartezda said...

I'd like to say I'd hang out with my family and play with the dogs and read and be generally awesome.

In actuality, I know when the internet goes out, I scramble around like Gollum mixed with Scrat from Ice Age, trying desperately to get my Internet back on and coming close to tearing out of the throat of anyone who interferes. Or even talks to me.

For more general blackouts, I actually am cool with it. Nothing I can do, after all. But if there's the slightest possibility that something's gone wrong that I can fix...