My Laptop is Back! And thoughts.

I MISSED THE GIFS.

I MISSED THE GIFS.

 

I survived 21 days without our laptop. I deserve a medal! No, that’s too much… a high-five?

It’s not like I was completely internet-free. I still had my phone, and when I worked I could use the computer there. But it just wasn’t the same. I have stuff on my laptop that I don’t have access to anywhere else.

THINGS

 

Things like the collection of GIFs I’ve slowly been accruing – work blocks pretty much all GIF-y things except for reactiongifs. And like my “2013 Book Stats” Excel file, which I use every year to keep track of how many books and pages I’ve read. And all my Favorites saved on IE. And it’s a pain in the ass to read and comment on blogs on my phone, so that only happened on work days. JUST SO MANY THINGS I MISSED.

However…

it was kind of nice to be forced to take a break from being online so much at home. Don’t get me wrong – I really, really missed being able to hop online for an hour or two and read blogs and whatnot. It would take SO MUCH TIME to clear 500+ unread blog posts out of Googlereader once a week at work. But at the same time, it was like a vacation – I could only do most internet-y things at work, so those 3 to 4 days off had a lot more time dedicated to reading and hanging out with the honeyman than normal. And that was awesome.

Now that I have the laptop back, I’m going to try not to burn myself out on internet time. I read a lot of blogs – seriously you guys, I’m there reading your posts. But sometimes I’m too rushed or lazy to comment – I’ll try to get better about at least clicking “Like” buttons or something so you know I’ve been there! I’m going to focus on spending more time commenting on my favorite blogs, and only commenting when I actually have something to contribute on all the others. I might also start only writing reviews while I’m at work, because that frees up blog-reading time during my days off, and it gives me something to do at work that keeps me awake. What I’m saying is that having a break away from the internet had its perks, and I’m going to try to maintain some sense of balance there now that I have it back.

ANYWAYS I need to get off the computer soon, because tomorrow is Harry Potter post day and I haven’t even started Order of the Phoenix yet. Hopefully I can read the whole section today. Just wanted to let you know that I now have full internet access again, so hopefully you’ll see me around a bit more!

Thanks for putting up with me 🙂

~Sarah

 

 

 

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10 comments

  1. Oh dude, I hear ya on the less internet at home thing. Because really, I LOVE the internet (obvs) but yeah, having a break from it is pretty nice too. I think I’m going to start trying to have an internet-free day a week or something. Apart from twitter, obvs. 😉

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  2. Hooray for getting your laptop back!! And yeah, sometimes a break from the interwebs is a good thing. A Thing I don’t really want to do (but probably should) but a good thing.

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    1. It was a good thing because I realized how much more I got done during the day, you know? Lots more reading time, and no crazy “Oh man I should check Googlereader/Wordpress/etc” during the day.

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  3. Yay for getting your laptop back! I’m not sure I could survive 21 days on only my phone, but I’m lucky I have backup things to use.

    I do think a break would be nice, but I’m not sure if I could do it! Have fun back on the internet! 🙂

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  4. YAY! And go you, I don’t think I could survive 21 days without my laptop and still be sane afterwards 😉
    And yeah, it is kinda nice sometimes to NOT be able to use the internet cause it frees up a lot of time for other things!
    Also: did you catch the announcement of the next 24-hour read-a-thon? They said on Twitter it’s going to be April 27th 🙂

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    1. Ooooo no I didn’t see that! That’s for the Dewey one? SO EXCITED. I wish I could take that Sunday off like I usually do, but I’m already taking a day off the week before that for a Color Vibe run thing (like a 5K walk/run). I’ll still manage to fit the readathon in though 🙂

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