I wouldn’t say that I’m addicted to the internet, but it’s pretty darn important to me. I need it for my work, to talk to my fiancé (I’m in a long distance relationship), to check up on book-related things, to keep in touch with my friends, to read posts by people I follow… I’m fine with taking some time off to rest and relax, but I really don’t like it when I’m forced to stay away for a few days.
On Thursday I went on a trip with my family to the countryside where they do not have internet and the phone signal is dreadful. The most I could do was text and check my email (and I did manage to send out a single tweet!), and even that wasn’t very easy. =[
Now I’m back home and I’m feeling a bit behind. I’ve received a number of comments (I’ll reply soon!), my followers have written a number of posts (I will look at them in a bit), the sites I regularly check have been updated, there are several webcomics to catch up on… I even got a new review! and I’m pretty sure I’m still forgetting something. It’s kinda overwhelming, and I don’t know where to even start!
Usually I’ll take advantage of an internet downtime by reading, but I ended up with a stomach bug and I only had a terrible book to keep me company. I felt like I was being force-fed some poison. The electricity was pretty terrible too so I couldn’t pass off time by watching TV, and I didn’t have my laptop with me so I couldn’t write or play games or anything. I won’t say I was completely miserable, I did have some fun, but it felt like my happiness wouldn’t be complete without internet!
I always end up fretting when the internet is down. For some reason, I just can’t seem to focus on the task at hand if I know that I’ve been cut off from the worldwide web, and my time is mostly consumed by checking to see if the internet is back. Unfortunately, most of the time it is not. =[
It just feels so good to be back home where there is working internet! I’m already less edgy than I was during the weekend. Now I’m going to go spend the next couple of hours trying to catch up on everything (though I have a feeling it will take more than that!).
How did you spend your weekend? Did you have internet? Do you think I missed something important? What do you do when you don’t have any internet?