Wait, have I used that title before? Whatever.
So I think I’ve decided to make Fridays the official days for weekly summer posts. Get excited. In the mean time, I should really spend some time making this blog/website look cool. I mean, come on. Look at it. Just look at it.
The problem with me and technology is that we have a love/hate relationship that’s been going on ever since my brother left for college and I was left to figure out how to plug the VCR into the television set. It’s long, and it’s not pretty.
Frustrated sessions with me and technological devices involve all of the following:
1) Talking to my electronic device like it’s a conscious being.
2) Threatening my electronic device like it’s the antagonist in my life story and its sole purpose is to befuddle all of my technological goings-on.
3) Coaxing my electronic device like it’s a cat.
4) Plotting silent revenge upon my electronic device once it is outdated and I can afford to upgrade.
But my struggles with technology don’t stop at my personal devices; I also have a beef with the internet–particularly websites–particularly my own…and Facebook. I spend so much time simply trying to find my way around and pick out design layouts, etc (am I, like, 80 years old or what?), that I probably spend a realistic 90% of my time in front of a computer screen. And if I’m not in front of a computer screen, I’m watching TV. Because let’s face it–I honestly don’t know how people lived their lives before television and computers.
Frightening, I know.
But, like any terrible, yet typical addiction, I.Just.Can’t.Stop. And what’s worse, with being a college student, I really can’t stop. I don’t remember when the last time was that I picked up a pen and paper to complete even a measly homework assignment.
And the internet is so tempting. So very, very tempting. The internet–particularly social media platforms like Twitter (no sleep), Youtube (hours of procrastination), and Facebook (the death of me)–are like my fat kid + chocolate scenario. Like take this moment, for instance. I just stopped typing this blog and spent five minutes scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed because my mom asked to see a picture, and then I got distracted.
I know, I have a major problem.
But, in the end, the very tempting Twitter, Youtube, and Facebook sites don’t change the fact that I still have to use the internet every.single.day. Nor does it change the fact that when I do have to spend time working on website stuff–mainly my own–it takes me hours because that’s simply how technology works: I invest hours of time learning how to use it, and then it becomes outdated and I have to re-spend hours of time learning how to use the newest version. Until the next version. And the next. –Kill me now? (please don’t)–
Will the madness ever end? Probably not. Do I want it to? Out of convenience, yes, for the sake of society, not really.
But to get back on topic–really guys, I need to motivate myself to spend some time on here cleaning things up. And we should all motivate ourselves to be more productive in general.
And then when we’ve finally conquered everything on our to-do lists, we can get together and ride unicorns into the beachy sunset.
Until next (Friday now, apparently) time-
*The video linked above was a prank video some friends of mine did while we spent half a summer in Britain on a study abroad trip.