Sometimes when I open my computer, I figure I should check my e-mail before moving on to whatever else I had planned to do. And then I get an e-mail link to something funny, or an interesting article. And that leads to more funny or more interesting. And then I’ll check Facebook just quickly, while I’m on. And then I go to check the community I post to. And then I need to check some of the things I’ve said to see if anyone has responded. And then if they have, I need to post a reply. And then while I’m there I figure I should check the newest questions. And then since I’ve seen them, I end up opening the intriguing ones in tabs. And then sometimes once I’ve read them, I can’t help but feel the need to comment. And then I realize I’ve been at it for a while now, but I still have all these other tabs open, so I can’t help but read those ones too. And then somebody is wrong on the internet, so I had better put my two cents in. And then somebody needs help on the internet, so I had better help them. And then I need to check my Google Reader while I’m on in case the blogs I keep up with regularly have updated, because I don’t want to get out of touch with them. And then I need to comment at least briefly on one or two of them so that they know I’m still out there. And then someone else has commented too, and I realize that I haven’t read their blog in far too long so maybe I’ll just stop by to see how they’re doing.

And then sometimes I realize that several hours have passed, and I’m hungry, and restless, and am more than ready to move on to a non-computer activity.

And that I feel like I haven’t done anything at all yet.

And that I still haven’t done whatever it was that I logged on for.

I think I need to attach an alarm to my computer.

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5 Responses to “Engrossed”

  1. SuzRocks says:

    Story of my life….. All the sudden it’s 10am and I got on the computer at 8am so I could start working on all this ‘really important’ stuff.

  2. SuzRocks says:

    So the first comment I just left was almost blocked because it contained the word ‘stuff’. I’m wondering if this will be too.

  3. Zannah says:

    This is a major problem when you’re at work (as I am) and the tasks that need to be completed are piling up, but I want to check just one more site. I have all these tabs open from finding interesting things on my regular sites, and if I close them I might never find them again. I don’t want to bookmark them because they’re not really bookmark-worthy, so really, I have to look at them now.

  4. IfByYes says:

    This happens to me a lot, which is a problem because then my baby starts to fuss and I haven’t eaten or showered.

    Priorities, right?

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