Monday, May 23, 2011
While making an effort to separate Must-Haves from Must-Do-Withouts, I have caught myself panicking about future internet withdraw. You may have read in earlier postings about my quirky compulsions, you may have also read that my twitter days have come and gone. Well, they have come, gone, and come back with a vengeance. Twitter should come with a disclaimer. WARNING: Twitter is likely to become addictive and has been known to be bad for a marriage! #twitterfreak
Yes, advanced statistics has concluded, leaving me time to pick up a new obsession… Twitter! Now, I have been told that I will have access to the internet in China … FULL ACCESS! However, I am having some doubts. I recently read that Bob Dylan was prohibited from giving a performance in China. According to Time magazine, jasmine (the plant), time travel, gaming systems, Avatar, unnatural hairstyles, and tons of websites have also been banned in China. …kind of makes me want to die my hair purple, buy a DeLorean, and rent sci-fi movies. Go figure! I take it all with a grain of salt. The very first piece of advice I received from my new principal was not to believe everything I read or heard about China because 90% of it wasn’t true. With that being said, I have later found that Bob Dylan was never forbidden from playing in China. He simply decided not to include China in his tour. While much of what I read may be embellished a bit, I am aware that the Chinese government strictly oversees internet use.
I can’t imagine life without internet access!
I have come to terms with the fact that I am a total geek. I caught myself saying to my husband, “I would love to take a computer programming course this summer to learn to write program code.” Uhg! Did that really come from my mouth. Of course it did! I am a complete and total geek! My supervisor, Julie, even confirmed my suspicions one day when meeting with her to help set up a wiki!
I often sleep with at least one of my computers and am known to carry my Ipad in my purse, along with a hard-drive, a set of around 7 flash drives, a portable computer speaker, and a wireless mouse. My lipstick is in there somewhere!
The thought of going anywhere without my Iphone frightens me and my husband often counts the ways I am connected! While I question Bill Gates’s knowledge of public education, I am humbled by his knowledge of computer programming. PC or Mac? Both please! What will I do without the freedom to browse the internet, to write in my blog, to develop websites, to TWEET???