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First, something to make you smile ...

It's Saturday morning, 11:15 a.m., and I'm online at the library.  Assuming there's not a mad rush of students descending on the library to do homework projects (passing up a brilliant blue sky and 60-ish (F) temperatures), I should have this computer to myself for almost 5.5 hours.  So, let's see how much I can get done.

First, something amusing (the serious stuff will come in later posts).


From Thursday's New York Times:

Danger Signs for Too Much of a Good Thing

Fifteen signs of an addiction to using the Internet and computers, according to Internet/Computer Addiction Services in Redomnd, Wash., [hee -- Redmond] follow:

  1. Inability to predict the amount of time spent on computer.
  2. Failed attempts to control personal use for an extended period of time.
  3. Having a sense of euphoria while on the computer.
  4. Craving more computer time.
  5. Neglecting family and friends.
  6. Feeling restless, irritable and discontent when not on the computer.
  7. Lying to employers and family about computer activity.
  8. Problems with school or job performance as a result of time spent on the computer.
  9. Feelings of guilt, shame, anxiety or depression as a result of time spent on the computer.
  10. Changes in sleep patterns.
  11. Health problems like carpal tunnel syndrome, eye strain, weight changes, backaches and chronic sleep deprivation.
  12. Denying, rationalizing and minimizing adverse consequences stemming from computer use.
  13. Withdrawal from real-life hobbies and social interactions.
  14. Obsessing about sexual acting out through the use of the Internet.
  15. Creation of enhanced personae to find cyberlove or cybersex.


Anyone see youself here?  Be honest now.  I'll admit to four or five of them myself.  (Hmmm ... maybe the fact that I don't have a home PC or laptop (yet) and 24 / 7 access to the internet is a good thing after all.)


( 11 comments — Leave a comment )
Dec. 3rd, 2005 11:44 am (UTC)
Four, dammit *giggles*
Dec. 3rd, 2005 12:20 pm (UTC)
LOL Oh my. Six. *g*
Dec. 14th, 2005 02:27 pm (UTC)
Six is nothing. Someone just claimed 13 ....

Dec. 3rd, 2005 12:52 pm (UTC)
OMG, six. And I *have* to show this to my friend Jan - - she'll have even more.
Dec. 14th, 2005 02:25 pm (UTC)
I just had someone lay claim to 13 of them!
Dec. 3rd, 2005 03:09 pm (UTC)
Ten - do I get a prize? LOL.
Dec. 14th, 2005 02:24 pm (UTC)
Sorry. adrianabr claims 13 of them!
Dec. 6th, 2005 06:52 am (UTC)
Hey! I can stop any time I want to!! ;)
Dec. 14th, 2005 02:07 pm (UTC)
13 - that's bad, isn't it? ;o)
Dec. 14th, 2005 02:22 pm (UTC)
I think you're the Grand Prize Winner, lol! Do I want to know which two you didn't select?
Dec. 14th, 2005 03:18 pm (UTC)
11 and 15 - though 11 is just a matter of time, lol
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