Blogger Paul Miller has decided to give up the internet for a year. I had to grab a paper bag just reading this article. I admit to being an internet junkie. I get my fix first thing in the morning, at breaks/lunch during work and when I get home at night. I'm not going to lie and say I don't have a problem. I do! But I just can't quit you internet. You're like my gay cowboy.
Sometimes I worry about myself. When it's 4 a.m. and I check my email with one eye because my other eye is still asleep.
I've taken steps to reduce my internet usage. I make myself get off the computer and read before I go to bed. I love reading so this is a pretty easy step for me. I'm also trying to leave my phone alone if I wake up at 4 a.m. I'm trying, really I am.
But quitting the internet for a whole year? No way. Can't be done. I'd go crazy. I'm talking Miss Havisham, wedding dress, one shoe, Great Expectations crazy. No one needs to see me like that.
I'm thinking that this Paul Miller guy is doing this more for attention than as a self restraint test. But hey, he's getting attention. He's on the front page of CNN. Good luck to you Mr. Miller. I hope you take up a new hobby like stick whittling to keep you occupied.
The comments on the CNN article are priceless, as usual.
"he'll be back on in 13 days when Diablo III comes out."
"this is madness!"
This. Is. Sparta!!!!"