Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Time Won't Give Me Time

Last week, I was wondering why I wasn’t getting very much done, work-wise. On further reflection, I began to suspect it had to do with whiling away a half hour taking pictures of myself for a new profile picture on Facebook. Even worse, I just wound up with some smirky black and white dealio.

I need to stop with the Facebook. I need to stop telling people what I’m doing (because guess what? it’s the exact same thing that you’re doing!). I need to stop checking in on what other people are doing. I need to stop obsessively checking to see who played a move on Wordscraper. (Caroline Grant, yes, I’m looking at you, but I understand you’re busy promoting your new book!) I need to ignore friend suggestions from my former high school classmates, particularly ones regarding people that I was not actual friends with while in high school.

Caleb’s home sick or “sick” today, with either a real or fake cough, and I have a resolution: I’m going to take my notebook downstairs and be offline ALL DAY LONG. You may now start placing bets on how long that’ll last.

8 comments:

Caroline said...

And this was going to be my last stop on the internet before curling up the couch with a manuscript but instead off I go to Wordscraper, tail between my legs, hoping that I have some vowels now...

Beth Hannon Fuller said...

Make sure you get that cartoon I sent you before you shut down:) But I thought WE were friends with Scott Gibson....here's what I love, Facebook is always trying to get me to be friends with a girl that practically tried to kill me at JMU, crazy bitch!

Jennifer said...

Oh, I'm back on. That didn't last long, did it?

Caroline, I'm off to play my word (but seriously, I know you're busy!) And Beth, it's not Scott--we were the Countryside Video crew, no?

Caroline said...

Aw, I'm never too busy for word games. I just don't like wordscraper as much as scrabulous (I know, no one does). Plus, it doesn't pester me to take my turn like the other one did...

jamie said...

I just have to go deep on some of this stuff and hope I get sick enough of it to get back to work.

My weaknesses have included Word Twist, Scramble, Travelers IQ, StumbleUpon, and (oh God please help me) TWITTER.

Jury's still out.

Shalet said...

Best of luck to you! Facebook cracks me up but I stay away for just those reasons. :o)

Anonymous said...

Let me be your writing production coach and say...Maybe you need some Twitter!!! Mwhahahahahaha. It's Facebook in real time, on crack. It's a stream on 140 characters or less consciousness- helping other ADHD prone people like myself avoid deadlines. On second thought...:)

Julianne said...

Facebook is the devil.