Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Hi. My name is Melis and I'm an addict.

Do you remember a time when you didn't have an email address?

Do you remember a time when you had to tear your document apart after printing it?
(You know what I'm talking about! When your school papers had perforated edges and that was ok?)

Do you remember a time when you didn't have a cell phone?  Ack!  Sacrilege!

What I'm getting at here is there was a time when all of this technology was not a part of our daily lives.  We've been a land-line-free household for going on 8 years now.  People thought we were CAH-RAZY.  Ok, I'll admit it.  I was all...what are our kids' teachers going to do when they need to call us????  What will our home phone number be when we fill out paperwork???

Yeah, we've adjusted just fine.  Who knew the paperwork would adjust itself?

There are days when I leave the house without my phone and go back -- no matter where I am --  just to get it, because heaven forbid I should go to the grocery without a phone!!!

Then there are days when I purposely leave it at home.  I choose to unplug, so to speak.  

(On a side note: There is absolutely NO POSSIBLE WAY The Music Man can go AN. EE. WHERE. without his iPhone.  It's no longer a gadget.  It's an extension of his hands.  I'm not joking here people.  The man CANNOT unplug to save his life!)

Ok, so all this blather to say that I think Facebook and Twitter have become so a part of my days that I wonder if I can go an entire day without them.  


(Ha!  I just had the thought that I should twitter my fast hour by hour for all the peeps, but wouldn't that be breaking the fast?  See, what I'm talking about, People!?!  Technology is an ADDICTION!!!)

I 'm going to try it.  We'll see how I do.  I'll keep you posted -- but not through Twitter or FB.  I love you Peeps--but I'm unpluggin'!

Peace out.


  1. I'll admit it. I'm an addict! Can't get enough of it and lost without...sigh....

  2. I've only had my iPhone for just under a month and I can't remember what I did without it! And Twitter!?!? Seriously! Was there a time in life when we didn't document to the world every little thing we did? I can't recall such a time.


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