Thursday, April 12, 2007

Gathering thoughts

I am currently taking a break from blogging because I think I spend too much time here. Furthermore, it's Easter Hols for the kids and they hog this laptop of mine, fighting for each other's turns at playing games on the Net. The condition I give: if you fight - NO COMPUTER!! Another tactic is to organise activities for the others while one is enjoying his/her turn. Organising activities can be rather exhausting... Storytelling, craft activities to explore the theme offered in the story, writing activities, scientific experiments (oh, dear... you wouldn't want to know or see the details!!), kitchen killers and the lot. The thing is, when I organise such activities to distract them from fighting, the activity would be so appealing to the one at the computer that the game is no longer interesting! Oh dear...

This post was supposed to be a relatively short one but as it is, once my fingers find the keyboard, it just dances away! I promise my next post will be a summary of what we've been up to, including pictures. For now, just to lighten things up:

12 Step Recovery Program For Web Addicts (Bloggers, especially...)
I will have a cup of coffee in the morning and read my PAPER newspaper like I used to, before the Web.
I will eat breakfast with a knife and fork and not with one hand typing.
I will get dressed before noon.
I will make an attempt to clean the house, wash clothes, and plan dinner before even thinking of the Web.
I will sit down and write a letter to those unfortunate few friends and family that are Web-deprived.
I will call someone on the phone who I cannot contact via the Web.
I will read a book... if I still remember how.
I will listen to those around me about their needs and stop telling them to turn the TV down so I can hear the music on the Web.
I will not be tempted during TV commercials to check for email.
I will try and get out of the house at least once a week, if it is necessary or not.
I will remember that my bank is not forgiving if I forget to balance my checkbook because I was too busy on the Web.
Last, but not least, I will remember that I must go to bed sometime... and the Web will always be there tomorrow!

31 comments:

raiedzall said...

Now that you've mention it, i just realize that i am a web addict too, he..he..

Mama Sarah said...

from the list, i know i'll fail miserably. any backup plans?

Anonymous said...

Hm..let see how long this one will last - taking a break from blogging since you've become addicted & you only 'think' you spend too much time here. Heheheh..and do share with us the withdrawal syndromes that's gonna take place.
BTW, my fren tu is the one that you've mentioned. She did emailed me regarding how kind is everyone there - giving her home-cooked meals etc but she's desperately missing the hubby!rad

MINAH CELOTEH said...

Minah pun macam susah nak renggang dgn web.
Must paste this words on my monitor screen;
"I will remember that I must go to bed sometime... and the Web will always be there tomorrow!"

copa said...

lol i think there is a way easier than all these program just dissconecet the interent or sell ur pc it's very easy and u will earn money look :D i tried to do all of this programs but i failed cause i was tring to be hurry enaugh to finish to check my blog :D keep on and inshyalah u will sucesses

Darling said...

hehehehe.. me penah jadi addicted to web gak dulu.. errr to chit-chatting i think d correct word..

balik dari opis pun boleh mengadap pc berjam2. last2 i cut my internet line dekat rumah. so now online dari opis je.

chatting dah boleh tinggalkan tapi ym still gak le sekali sekala. cuma nak tinggalkan benda2 online ni terus memang tak boleh.. :)

13may said...

hehhe...blogger tegar:))

loveujordan said...

I memang go to bed on time but get up early in the morning to 'check' my pc still ok or not...hehehe.... berapa lama tahan gian blogging tu..... :P

Kak Lady said...

Panjangnya list...hehhee...rasa-rasanya boleh berjaya ke?...kak lady selalunya bertahan 2-3 hari je...walaupun buat segala yang disenaraikan tu...hahahah

sYaNa said...

i'm guilty. can i sign up for the program?

Idham said...

:)

tersenyum bila baca tips tu...dan akan cuba la sendiri...kerana memang telah di sah kan oleh SIRIM yang saya ini web addict tahap kronik!

hehehe...

my breakfast is always at the computer table...weekdays or weekend sama jer...

HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

id

oldtown~Smell the Roses said...

Kalo kat opis time boring jek, mulalah click Internet. Rasa mcm patah kaki kalo takde Internet.Mcm mana tu...
And sometimes try gak taknak berblogger...tp payahnya nak control!

Sib baik kat umah takde line.hihi...

MULAN said...

susah, susah... can sit for 6 straight hours surfing etc..

kc said...

aiseh..me pun kire termasuk golongan nih gak...ahaks!

just go spend time with da kids. have fun lorr!

Angelita Atractivo said...

i, too, will try and remember that i must go to sleep and the web will always be there tomorrow!

;)

gawd~
tell me about 'blogging addiction' man! ;)

MerapuMan said...

apa kat D puasa pc.
30 hari, dari subuh sampai magrib tak boleh pegang mouse or keyboard.

:)

D said...

raiedzall,
when life evolves around the computer, it's hard not to grow so fond of it, don't you think?

mamasarah,
for you, there's nothing more I can say... hehehe!

rad,
am refraining, but just answering your comments here (can aaa??). when my friend in durham asked, is she your friend? I laughed and said, well, a friend of a friend. Little does she know we're blog-buddies! HaHaHa..

minah celoteh,
*giggle giggle* Do you need some match-sticks like Mr Bean?

copa,
HaHa! Thanks for the note of encouragement. Don't worry, I'm not a chronic addict (so I say). I can switch the computer and off anytime!

darling,
tak boleh, memang tak boleh! berpada-pada cukup la yek??

13 may,
maintain!!!

loveujordan,
hehehe.. actually tak de la apa pun. tapi member-member blog macam mencabar plak. rasa nak je sahut cabaran merapuman.

kak lady,
sebenarnya satu je yang kena buat dari list tu:
"I will sit down and write a letter to those unfortunate few friends and family that are Web-deprived". Hehehehe.. and so far, belum pun terbuat!

syana,
ok - you start this very moment! Muahahahahah! Have a nice day...

idham,
Welcome to the Wonderful World of Website (www). wooish, dapat cop SIRIM? remember aaa, breakfast must be consumed AWAY from the computer.

oldtime,
that's good, rumah tak de internet. For us, kalau tak de line, memang tak de la hidup...

mulan,
6 hours straight? used to be able to do that when there wasn't much commitment. Now, I've got priorities... Wanna sign up for the programme?? Heheheh..

kc,
exactly! my children are my precious jewels, so everything else can wait (hmm.... almost everything!). LOL

angelita atractivo,
I actually have a special name for those who have the 'blogging addiction'. Wanna know what it is? O.G.B. = Orang Gila Blog. Hahahaha...

merapuman,
eh, puasa camni tak dapat pahala la... terasa dicabar tapi actually I'm not an addict (am I in denial?). Betul! Tak tipu!!!

Idham said...

hahaha,....tumpang gelak kat title
O G B ...saya mengaku saya ni seorang yg O G B...

Orang Gila Blog atau Orang Gemuk Boroi. dua2 pun betoi...hehehe

idham

NJ said...

Haven't done much blog-hopping lately, been very bz with new job and everything. I missed reading sooooo many things at fellow blogger frens' pages. I am soooo addicted to blogging or more like bloghopping.... Thanks for the tips on how to overcome the addictive antics dear...but I know, just like Mama Sarah, I will fail miserably too. So how? hehe

mki said...

D,
1 hour in the morning n 1 hour b4 go to bed.

cukuplah.

U.Lee said...

Hi D, enjoy your break. Ya..re being a web addict, two of my friends, one I think forgot his wife's name, other one his third daughter.
Canada according to UN survey is THE country with most computer users.....next report? Falling birthrate!
You have a nice break D, ada senang pop over. UL.

sYaNa said...

yey! Kita serupa :o) hehehe ...errmm... tak blog tapi reading other blogs boleh kan? kan? hehehe
;o)

Idin said...

DDDD....

Alahai, I baru nak keluar hibernation, u pulak sorok2.

Enjoy summer holidays!

p/s Ni ibu la... bukan Abang Idin :)

Intan said...

i know the feeling and failing miserably!

ajzie said...

Hahhaha..kita serupaaaa.. Usaha sedaya upaya ..tetapi gagal juaaa...
Hilfeeeeeee..

Darling said...

yeah d, berpada2 orang kata. lagipun bila paksa diri nak stop lagi rasa macam tak boleh. perasaan tu lagi membuak2 (uiceh! sebeno tak tahu nak letak word apa hihihi)

Helena said...

Will be waiting for your next update. Bila agaknya tu? hehe.... Do have fun with the kids.

yus said...

hm memang ada masa rasa asyik nak mengadap internet/blog ajer, tapi yus ni ada gak ketika tak mahu mengadap langsung, macam muak sekejap, lepas tu dtg balik mood tu..hehe

Kak Elle said...

d I tak bolih buat tu....first thing bangun tido on the laptop ank tido pun sama laptop ni teman dunia akhirat......

ruby ahmad said...

Hi D,

Gosh! I feel soo guilty now. I have not done any of your 12 steps..ha ha! Duh!

D said...

nj,
it's okay, we can always re-sit the programme till we pass with flying colours...

mki,
if only it was that simple!

uncle lee,
love that story of yours!

syana,
shhhh.. nanti orang dengar!

Iddin aka Ibu,
I'm back...

intan,
we do what we can!

ajzie,
it's okay kalau ada time...

darling,
apa-apa wordings pun tak kisah! janji komen! hahaha..

helena,
almost a week - not long a wait!

yus,
exactly! I bukan giler blog tapi muak blog actually...(syukur finally ada orang paham!)

kak elle,
teman dunia akhirat? *gulp* iye ke ni??

ruby,
if all's well, why bother?? keep on blogging because there are many awaiting..