-“Last Day on Earth”, Duran Duran
Well, it’s day 78, and today, I did something I haven’t done for a long time. I logged on facebook for less than five minutes, only typing a status that read
“Just so you all know, I’m making an effort to stay off the computer until some time this evening. I have the house to myself for the whole day today and I’m not going to waste it on facebook.”
I just got on about ten minutes ago. I’ll probably be on for several hours this evening, but… it felt really good actually.
My dad was gone all day visiting his father in southern Iowa. He’ll be back some time tomorrow. So I had the house to myself all day.
First, I poured myself a bowl of cereal, and looked around for a movie to watch. I decided on Chicken Run, and not just because one of the voice actors happens to be Craig Ferguson’s sister. XD
I chilled out just watching tv after that. Usually my dad is home all day, so it’s not very often I get the chance to watch tv. I could watch on the little tv in the kitchen, but being in the kitchen tempts me to snack so I try not to just chill out in there.
I ate lunch, then decided I felt guilty about not getting any exercise, so I hopped on the exercise bike, but I only managed about 12 minutes before I had to stop. I was really tired and decided I’d ride a little more later. I don’t know. My allergies have been a real bitch today.
Chilled out some more. Dabbled around in the kitchen, that kind of thing.
I managed another 10 minutes on the exercise bike, but I was just really exhausted for some reason. The feeling passed, but it was really weird. I don’t know. Maybe I didn’t sleep that well lastnight. I don’t remember waking up but who knows.
Anyway, then I was bored of watching tv, but didn’t want to get on the computer yet. So I went outside and picked up some big sticks and such from our front yard. Then, I tackled some of the general clutter in our backyard. Stuff like chicken wire, siding (our landlord sided part of one side of our house last year)… Dad smokes and keeps all his cigarette butts in coffee cans, so I emptied one of those out.
It was just a nice day and for once I didn’t spend it on facebook, and I feel good about that. It might have had something to do with the fact that I had the house to myself until about 6pm, but I think I’ll keep doing that kind of thing. I really like getting online and such but after so long of having 24/7 internet access, it gets old.
It sounds silly. I spent 6 months without internet. The other computer had it, but I was forbidden from getting on that one, so for a while I had to bike to the library to use the internet. If you’d have told me back then having the internet back would eventually get boring, I’d have laughed at you.
It’s one of those things that when you don’t have it, you want it all the time, and when you do have it…. eventually it gets old. I just feel like I’m bored with the internet in some respects.
Facebook apps for instance. There are still a few fun ones I play, but in addition to getting bored with them, some of them are too time consuming. Like, Oh, I have to go back or my crops will rot/pets will run away/I’ll lose my daily login bonus/etc… You have to take a step back and realize that… It doesn’t matter.
I mean, I was never obsessed with my apps or anything, but you get caught in this “Oh, it’ll only take 1o minutes, it’s easier if I just do it” but… no. Once a game starts feeling like a chore, it’s time to stop.
Case in point? I just logged into fishville and I’m going to block the app. There are a lot of apps I got caught up in and just had to step back and say… You know? This is boring. I don’t like doing this anymore. I’m going to stop.
With my personality being slightly addictive as it tends to be, it’s just a good idea to remove a lot of the apps that were boring me but that I, for some reason, continued to play.
Now I think I’m going to stick to more mellow games.
I like ones like Farmville and Wild West Town that, yeah, you have crops that have a certain time to grow, but you get twice the growth time to come back before they wither. I usually prefer the long growing crops so I can play one day and then maybe forget about it for a few days before I have to log back in. I like games like Puzzled Hearts, Pot Farm, and Monopoly Millionaires that are more mellow and I can play or not and it really doesn’t matter.
Anyway, I’m sure you’re tired of hearing me ramble about facebook apps, so let’s get on with this.
+Generic honey bunches of oats.
Weird sandwich that involved all the fixins for tacos: A little bit of taco meat, guacamole, refried beans, and a little sprinkling of cheese. The only non taco thing besides the bread was some raw spinach (I like and rather prefer raw spinach leaves over lettuce for a salad). I also had a few taco chips and salsa.
I made brown sugar shortbread squares today (recipe out of one of mom’s Cooking Light magazines), and I ate a couple of those. Also had a bowl of plain cheerios
+Leftover fish, some weird mashed potato stuff (like what would go in the middle of twice baked potatoes. I tried making them today and it just didn’t work lol) and steamed broccoli.I had a couple more shortbread squares, which I do not feel at all bad about since they are tiny squares, and actually pretty good for you. I also had an apple.
The apple was really filling so I don’t think I’ll be eating anything else. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have an art blog to update.