Tuesday, December 14, 2010


It’s 2010, practically 2011 already, and technology makes everything so readily available to us, it’s ridiculous. Devin and I can be driving down the road talking about a movie and I’ll open my RedBox app to find out where we can get it, then I’ll use Google to find a code so we can rent it for free. All within minutes. A few nights ago we wanted to go to a store but weren’t sure what time it was open until, so again, I took my phone, opened an app and found out what the store hours were. Literally, “there’s an app for that” and just about anything you can think. We would check weekly to see the progress Collin was making while I was pregnant with him and while I was in labor, we used a contraction timer app. I have an iphone, but don’t actually even need songs in my itunes library because I can listen to Slacker Radio.

This post is going somewhere, I promise. I have spent countless hours reading Twitter updates from people I don’t know, playing Angry Birds, DoodleJump, iJewels, PaperToss,  and a ridiculously infinite amount of time of Facebook. Over the last couple of weeks I’ve had conversations with people about how addicted to Facebook we are. We check it constantly from our phones, getting (for lack of a better word) annoyed, when there are little to no updates to read. A friend of mine was recently locked out of her home with a sleeping baby inside and no phone. She laughed as she said she was upset because she didn’t have her phone to check Facebook while they waited for help to come. About a month ago I thought about deleting my Facebook app from my phone because I knew I spent too much time on it. But I didn’t. This weekend I got to go to the Jaguars/Raiders football game with Devin. I posted pictures while we were there, people commented on them. I like that. But on the way home and that evening Devin told me that I spent too much time Facebooking.

I woke up the next morning and did what I always do. Looked at my clock, grabbed my phone, checked my email and scrolled through Facebook. I have known for sometime that I spend way too much time on Facebook. So I though, Ok, I’m going to do this. I’m taking a Facebook sabbatical-ish. I deleted the app from my phone to resist the urge to just look when nothing else is going on. I still get email updates when people comment on stuff or send friend requests, so occasionally, if/when I turn the laptop on, I’ll check stuff. But I’ve already decided I will not spend as much time… wasting time… as I have in the past.

The End-ish ;)


  1. You go girl! I would rather read your blog any day!

  2. Me too! I use it a lot now while I'm traveling but I have kind of lost interest in it, when there aren't a bunch of new posts by others. I was just discussing with someone last night how people feel more connected yet they are more lonely than ever. It's tough to let go, but it's so freeing too! Like, I went for a 3 mile hike in a canyon in Texas while I was there... it was awesome! And though I was slightly disappointed that I couldn't post a twitpic, I was glad that I had no cell service so I could just enjoy God's creation. We don't do enough of that these days.

    Anyway, sorry to go on and on. I guess I should just update my blog! ha!