Right now I can’t even believe we have power. Earlier, we had like a little blip of a storm and the power went out for a few hours. Now, it’s all hell breaking loose out there and here I am clacking away. I wanted to Tweet this earlier: “sitting here reading by candlelight, much like our forefathers”, but I was afraid to because I couldn’t get on Google to see how to spell forefathers. Sigh. How addicted ARE we to our technology? Pretty much like totally a LOT!
First we check our blog stats (we, ha ha), then we check gmail, which leads us to the tweets we missed, which leads to checking Twitter, and also to the Facebook posts we’ve received, which leads to checking Facebook, and THEN we see the Linkedin updates, so we go comment on THAT, and then we remember the OTHER gmail account, and lo and behold, we go there and see some stuff that’s been accumulating in the last week or so. Then we post, we tweet, we email, we comment, we blog, we update, we network and we link in, log in, log out, etc etc. And we wonder why our bills sit here unpaid? Sh*t.
And then the power goes out and we’re all “What…? Are we gonna actually read by candlelight?” Or go to bed? Sigh.
Jack: How bad is this storm gonna be?
me: Just a thunderstorm probably.
Jack: Then why were you saying stuff about a tornado?
me: Well that’s up north a bit, they’ve had a few storm cells.
Jack: What’s a cell?
me: A big blob of storms.
Jack: Can I go on the computer?
me: No power.
Jack: Awww and I can’t even watch a video!!!
me: Nope. We do get to light some candles.
Jack: (mild panic over lost technology leads to an adventurous spirit) I’ll get the flashlight! (He proceeds to point it directly in our faces. I’m still seeing spots.)
me: We can always do what they did before electricity was invented.
me: Read by candlelight.
Jack: That’s you, always taking the fun out of me reading alone.