Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Lack of E-Attachment

Okay, so I'm not really that surprised that I haven't written on my blog in a gagillion years (yeah, I said it). My laptop has been acting up...Princess Leia can be so tempermental (yep, that is my laptop's name).

I am sitting here, eating my lunch at work, taking a mental break and I sashayed over to my lonely, sad blog that hasn't gotten any attention from me lately. There's a lot of e-competition out there lately - Facebook (personal and work), Twitter, fitbit, personal e-mail, work e-mail, iTunes, Pandora,....ugh, the list goes on and on. And, as I make this list, I am seriously considering moving to Fiji and conveniently forgetting my laptop. I love Princess Leia and her cute netbook counterpart Padawan Ashoka, but I am not attached to them. I don't have e-attachment.

In this world of I considered anti-social because I don't have e-attachment. Do I have a disorder? I see people who are constantly online through their computer or phone and they panick when there is a system failure. Me? I like text messaging -- it is instaneous and I like having conversations with people whenever my brain gets the whim to multi-task, but otherwise, my phone feels like a leash. Remember when people had to call your phone and leave a message when you weren't there? And, if the network goes down? Hello, my lovely journal! Actually, it is more like....which journal do I write in today.

I enjoy being unplugged and talking to real people. I enjoy going to a museum and seeing art in real life and not on a screen. I love going for walks and seeing nature in person, rather than just seeing it on my screensaver. If I have a syndrome or disorder. Oh, well!

I enjoy being a living human being who can smell, taste, touch and hear. Amazing how much vitality the senses can bring.

And, so ends my lunchtime manifesto about my lack of e-attachment.

p.s. Sis, if you are reading this...I am over the moon and uber excited about an adventure this Fall. Rome and Tunisia? Really? Wahoo! That is real life!