On the ride down the Turnpike to my neurologist's office last week, K, who was driving, suddenly turned to me and grabbed my iPhone out my hand. I looked up surprised and asked, "What are you doing?" He looked at me, slightly irritated and asked, "What are *you* doing?" I knew immediately what he meant. After Hurricane Sandy and then an early season Nor'Easter snowstorm, I had spent the majority of that week and the one prior cooped up in our apartment. I had so badly wanted to get out, and now that I was, I was busy reading various blogs as if I had never left.
I realize I have a problem. I find myself doing a check-in on Facebook as I'm taking my seat in a pew at church on Sundays. While reading a good article online, I immediately tweet it's link. I "watch" TV while scanning various websites or checking my email. I pin and like and "+1" with abandon. Heck, I'm composing this post on my iPad Blogger app while a documentary is playing barely watched.
I've noticed what my e-addiction is doing to me. While conversing with some friends, I've had to bite my tongue to not cut them off, speed them along or change the subject. Even still, I admit I've still done it. Silence is discomforting (despite just a few months ago, my desperate search for it). Pandora is a useful cover, as is my latest musical obsession, the soundtrack for the first season of "Treme". Worse, I feel like I'm wasting time somehow if I'm not linked to the web.
But perhaps it's not an all out *addiction* yet:
Yes, I'm pretty sure I'm not actually addicted.
The season of Advent is upon us, but I'm already thinking of Lent. I guess I know what I'm giving up.
- 2013 (1)
- To sing a requiem and such rest to her.
- Requiescat in pace, Beautiful Baby
- School's In
- Relax, relate, release.
- Her Story: I Went On A Missions Trip To India
- The Pleasure Principle
- My E-Addiction
- The Crisis of Blue
- Coulda, Shoulda, Woulda
- Clark Kent, Blogger
- Hurricane Sandy & Election Day
- A Christ-Centered Proposal
- All Souls & Sandy
- Surviving Sandy- Pictures from the Home Front
- Surviving Sandy
- 2011 (145)
- 2010 (199)
- 2009 (178)