M.I.A.

Sorry for the blog absence over the last week and a half! My computer unexpectedly got a wee bit sick after the Thanksgiving holiday, so I was left without my dear MacBook Pro for a whole FIVE DAYS. Let me tell you, five days without my computer felt like I had lost an appendage.

Sure, I work on a computer all day at work… but so much of my life depends on technology, even outside of work, which became even more apparent last week as our lone personal computer was in the shop. Those Christmas gifts I had been working on designing? Totally put on hold. Holiday cards? Haven’t had time to design them yet. Blog writing? Ideas swirling in my brain but no way to post them. Blog reading? I won’t even tell you how many posts are unread in my Google Reader. Sure, I had my iPhone to satisfy my basic internet needs (and yes, I NEED the internet!), and I love my iPhone, but I can only tolerate that small screen and keyboard for so long.

I have always embraced the latest technologies and internet trends (i.e., blogging), but sometimes I feel like technology just makes life so much more complicated. I have so many blogs and websites I like to keep up with, but often it feels like I simply can’t keep up with them all; it begins to feel like work to keep up with them all, instead of feeling like it’s something I do for pleasure. I consider deleting some from my feed, but then I’m afraid I’ll “miss” something. There is just such a vast amount of information out there, and sometimes it becomes overwhelming.

I love that technology and the internet makes life easier in so many ways, but I also feel like it has just created so much more for me to do! Do you have a love/hate relationship with technology?

*Sidenote: if you have a Mac, make sure you get AppleCare. Totally, totally worth it. A new logic board, which normally would have cost me upwards of $35o, was totally free.

comments

  1. I am right there with you, my girl. I have two blogs, neither of which I keep up with enough, a Google Reader I read far too often on company time, a bazillion bookmarks that aren't organized at all, and headphones constantly in my ears. And don't even get me started on the timesuck that is Farmville. Have I gotten enrichment in my life from the internet and technology? Absolutely. After all, I did meet my husband that way. But it's hard to unplug to the point that I hurt myself. When does it cross the line to addiciton?

  2. Right there with you! My computer has been broken for a few weeks now, I finally bit the bullet and bought a new one only to learn it will take another TWO WEEKS to be built and delivered. TGFMB (thank god for my blackberry) in the meantime :)

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