Seriously Addicted

It was a long weekend, Thanksgiving up here in Canada. It came at a good time too. I have been battling a cold all week so I took the long weekend to recuperate. I watched football, read, and just took it easy all weekend. I drank lots and lots of orange juice too. It seems to have helped. I actually feel a lot better today. I’m still congested but the time off was exactly what I needed.

Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to get on the Internet all weekend. I longed to log on too. I then knew that I was addicted to it. I don’t spend inordinate amounts of time online, just about an hour a day but I find that I really need that hour. I’m a junkie for blogging, checking email, and playing internet chess with family and friends. All I need is an hour to do this. If rushed, I can do it in half an hour.

If I had the Internet at home, I think I would be online a lot more than one hour a day. I really enjoy reading and responding to blogs. I love writing my blog too and have found that I can write it on my old outdated computer. I write entries in MS Word and save them on a flash drive. I can then just copy and paste them to my blog and save myself precious time.

Thanksgiving helps me to remember what I appreciate most in this life. Here is my short list, in no particular order. I am thankful for

  • family,
  • friends,
  • hip hop,
  • blogs,
  • email,
  • board games,
  • my health,
  • my career,
  • my class,
  • well written books,
  • beautiful art,
  • great food,
  • junk food,
  • orange juice,
  • wireless headphones,
  • whiteboards,
  • refillable water bottles,
  • and many, many more things.

4 responses to “Seriously Addicted”

  1. Canadians are smart. They have Thanksgiving at a proper time,not wedged into one dizzying blur of the calendar — HalloThankMasNewYear — like their brethren below the border.

  2. I like having Thanksgiving when we do up here. The timing is great. But the holidays are pretty much identical on either side of teh border. And I look forward to the football games on both weekends as well.