March 22, 2011

The One with the Ten Internet Necessities

Ten Things I Forget How to Do Without the Internet

1) Request library books. Our county's library system is pretty awesome and being able to zip onto the website and request a book to be delivered to my branch is excellent. 

2) Look up health symptoms. (Though my RN of a mom is still my go-to source.)

3) Make new friends. Ok, that's not entirely true. I can still make friends in person and obviously that is optimal, but blogging friends are just awesome. I love you guys. 
4) Check up on every person I've never known via Facebook. It's a creepy stalker world we live in now. 

5) Come up with the name of that one song I heard this one time that has these five words in it. Google it and BAM! answer!

6) Stay connected with friends and family who live far away. Wait what's that thing called? The Post Office? 

7) Make calls to my mom without video chatting on Skype. Because why wouldn't you want to see me in my sleepy-eyed pajama-ed state?

8) Contact the teens or their parents. Everyone is on email or facebook. It's just easy as pie to mass communicate. 

9) Shop for birthday gifts, new computers, good books, and furniture. Between Amazon and Craigslist I'm set. 

10) Find information. of any sort. Friends, it's crazy that we no longer have to look in newspapers or magazines or even the physical establishment of a business to buy a new car, find a new house, or pick the best restaurant. It's all on the world wide web. 

And so, when the internet is down or unavailable, it takes a while to remember life without technology at my fingertips. In some ways, I love it. The communication, the connection, the accessibility. But I need a kick in the pants every now and again to come out from behind my 10 inch netbook screen and interact with the real world. 

Can anyone relate??

linked up with Oh Amanda's Top Ten Tuesday.

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1 comment:

  1. Me! Me! Me!
    Remember when I didn't have a cell phone, now I can't leave the room without taking it with me..... lol


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