Sunday, December 14, 2008

I'm a Junkie

My name is Beth, and I am an addict.  It doesn't seem to matter to what....I have realized that I get hooked, very easily, on a lot of things.  To name a few: coffee, wine (not to problematic levels, but I do enjoy it), facebook, The Weather Channel, the internet, and lately, and most dangerously, online shopping.  I obsess.  I can't think of anything else.  And if I don't get a fix, well, it's just not pretty.  
I always thought I was normal.  Easy going, laid back....but I'm seeing myself lately as obsessive.  What's wrong with me?  I check the hourly weather forecast numerous times a day.  Is that necessary?  I hit refresh on my email homepage more times than I'd like to admit.  And facebook....forget about it.  I'm not even going to go there.  Not helping matters is the fact that I keep my laptop in my kitchen.  Every time I walk by, I'm sucked in.  DH has thought about limiting the amount of time I have access to the internet, but isn't that treating me like a child?  Like how I limit the amount of time DS plays his video games.  I'm an adult.  I should be able to get a handle on this.  
I realize the season isn't helping the shopping problem.  So, hopefully, it will come to an end shortly.  But I did stumble upon a blog that tracks sales (wantnot.net).  It is updated a number of times a day....so I check even more frequently.  I'd hate to miss a great deal!  (In my defense, I have managed to score the Leap Frog learning globe for $49, a Melissa & Doug easel for $29, and I am diligently tracking price adjustments at Target...so far they've refunded me $36.)  Perhaps my obsessions aren't really hurting anyone, but actually helping!!

3 comments:

sarawithnoh said...

My name is Sara and I am addicted to online shopping.

Jill said...

As you know, I am also addicted to the internet. I think part of it has to do with it being in the kitchen. It taunts me just by sitting there. I can't walk by it without just checking. Although, I just like to look. It took me 10 times of looking here to finally comment. :) I just like to see if anything new is there that I might be missing. Unfortunately, most of the time there is no change. Does that mean I check to much? Perhaps... but I keep doing it!

earthandskye said...

you guys are funny. OK, I was and still sort of addicted to flickr. I used to be much worse but now it isn't as exciting anymore. It's always nice to get a comment there or on my blog.

I find that if I shut down the 'puter, I get a lot more done!