OMG! I’m Addicted!

**This blog entry imported from my previous blog FYI I’m Erika Online**

 Greetings to you from me! I know, I haven’t been doing my 1-2 posts per week…but I’m pretty close. And I want to write when I actully have an urge to…not just to babble b/c of a self-set quota.

(Photos from Bday Weekend 2010)

Anyway…today, I realized that I am SO addicted to technology! Ok, I know most ppl that know me know that I’m “the geeky diva” i.e. I work with computers on-the-job and as my ‘hustle’. So, yep, I am a lover of technology…it absolutely amazes me! I still sit open-mouted and wide-eyed when I think of how cool it is for me to transfer files via bluetooth!

So…what’s the big deal???

Glad you asked (yeah, you did ask subconcsciosly). Having “a liking”  or even a love for something is nothing like being an addict of something. Think about it – you want your significant other to LOVE you but you don’t really want them to be truly ADDICTED to you…that type of addiction breeds the homicide-suicide cases that make local news and CNN.

Well, I left my phone, my BB (you like the play on words, there, right?) at home today. If you’re an idiot, you probably are thinking “why did you leave your phone at home, Erika?”…you may as well just stop reading and shut down your computer or power down your phone. But for the majority of you (most of my ppl are at least fairly intelligent), you feel my pain of forgetting that small, but important device. I’m glad it’s safe and sound at home…but I’m stressing because it’s not here with me!!!

I’ve never thought of myself as ADDICTED…I rather like to think that I’m “super connected” i.e. the means is there, so I take advantage of it. But today, I cannot count the number of times that I have gone to send a text or check my FB (I can’t FB on my work computer), and got disappointed when I realized I didn’t have my phone. Even as I’m sitting here writing this blog, I am saddened by the fact that I won’t be able to text & FB ppl to let them know a new blog is up!

I’ve watched a special on TV about doing a technology intervention for teens. I won’t lie; I watched in amazement and was almost appalled at how addicted these kids were to their phones. I am deeply apologetic for thinking that way…as I now see that I am in that same arena. Yet another testament that you never really know until you’re in the situation.

I need to text, to FB, to LOL and SN too! I see that I’ve fallen into the technology dependent state that I like to call ‘techpendent’. I swore that when I got a smart phone that I wouldn’t do it…BUT I DID! So I guess I am truly living up to my title as THE GEEKY DIVA. Welcome to the wonderful world of technology dependence, Diva!

SN: Thx to everyone who wished me a happy birthday and special thx to those who celebrated with me. BTW, I am still accepting gifts!!!

Deuces n Smooches ~ Diva

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