Friday, September 23, 2011


My beloved macbook pro has decided to not function for me.  This is a tragedy, not just a minor annoyance.  You see, all day long, I edit photos on my laptop.  I need my laptop to work.  I have an appointment at the Apple store this afternoon, and I am for real praying that it is something that can be repaired easily and cheaply.  Because, if  that's not the case, not only will I have to replace my laptop, but I will also have to replace my photo editing software.  Not cheap.  Booo. 

My laptop being out of commission has made me fully realize my dependency on it.  I have tons of bookmarked sites and stored passwords and more.  It really is like an extension of my brain; except better, because it doesn't forget things like my brain does.

Also, my laptop being out of commission made me think about another dependency I have.  Since I can't edit photos on my work computer {no photo editing software}, all day I sat and mindlessly clicked back and forth between Twitter and Facebook, Facebook and Twitter.  Okay, so I also checked and replied to some emails and stopped by a couple of blogs.  But really, my dependency on social networking is a bit pathetic at times.  Don't get me wrong, I mostly love it.  And I see lots of positives in regards to social networking.  In fact, just within the past week, I have booked two photo shoots for people I connected with solely via Twitter or Facebook. 

But this afternoon, I came to a decision.  Since my laptop isn't working anyway, and I have a good friend in town for the weekend, I am going to take this weekend off from Twitter and Facebook.  Sort of a social media fast, or cleanse or whatever you want to call it.  Two days.  I'll be back on Monday morning.  And I will miss it desperately, I am sure.  But  you know that saying, "Too much of a good thing..."  Nevermind, I don't really believe you can get too much of a good thing.  So I'll just admit that my social network addiction isn't always a good thing.  Let's see if I can go for two-and-an-almost-half days without it.


1 comment:

  1. Good luck Abi! Hope you get your Macbook fixed pronto. I've been down that road before. It's like have one of your arms removed. Stop by my blog it you don't have anything else to do :) XXOO


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