This morning I realized I have a serious problem
I am addicted to something more than I am to peanut butter, skittles and broccoli combined.
On the way to work this morning I got stuck at the train stop for a train that was at least 8 miles long and going 7 miles an hour. When I finally got to work I had an hour before class started to get everything ready for my lessons, enter in grades and ya know….check up on you guys:)
Opened my computer and NO INTERNET, it was GONE.
I freaked out a little bit, started shaking and almost drove to McDonalds to use their free wi-fi because my entire days worth of lessons REQUIRED the use of the internet.
Good thing that it doesn’t take the internet for me to take frustrated self-portraits.
After five minutes of asking WHY ME and trying to figure out how I would be able to go through the day without any internet connection…..can’t take role, can’t show my students the funny youtube clip that I found for them that went PERFECTLY with what we were talking about, can’t use the articles that I needed for my lesson, can’t send EMERGENCY emails regarding cross-country regions etc. etc. etc.
Finally It came back on.
But I realized in the 29 minutes of being stuck with no connection how DEPENDENT on the internet I am. Between communicating with my BFF’s to being able to fulfill my job responsibilities, I NEED the internet.
In other news, a student called me out today on me eating my pb plain and straight from the jar habit. He said it was gross and than I said he was gross for not eating straight from the pb and using a clean utensil to extract his pb from the jar to eat it on something else.
Training page about WHY THE MARATHON
Are you DEPENDANT DAILY on the internet? For work? For school? For entertainment? Could you do your job without the internet?
-Yep, I need it for work DAILY and blogs/hulu for my entertainment.
What was the longest that you have gone without the internet in the last 5 years?
-Our honeymoon 2 years ago…..I didn’t get online for 2 weeks. I think Billy is the one that hooked me on technology because before him I barely knew how to send an email let alone make a blog.
What is something that is NORMAL to you that other people find strange?
-PB with a spoon, never wearing shoes in my classroom or a lot of places for that matter, the fact that DRY sounds make me sick (think paper towels rubbing together) and my hatred towards washing my hair.