Saturday, January 28, 2012

Internet addiction

Yes, I have to face it: I am addicted. On Internet. I could spend hours after hours surfing the net for nice ideas. And I find so many that I am well aware I would need at least 10 lives to put all of them in practice. But I still surf for more!
I am absolutely thrilled how fast I fall asleep when reading a book and how awake surfing the Internet keeps me. They surely put something in Internet to keep us so addicted ;-)

Because I am aware I spend way too much time on Internet, few days ago I made the supreme sacrifice: didn't touch the laptop for more than 24 hours. And I survived! 
I'm trying hard not to become a bad example for my girls. I don't want them to see me too much in front of the laptop. The main reason I want to hide my addiction from my kids is because one of my worst nightmares would be to have my own kids addicted on computer games. I never understood what can be so funny in playing computer games and I believe they are nothing else but HUGE wasters of time...

Adrian seems to have the solution for surfing more when the girls are not around. He wants to achieve another laptop, so we could both use the Internet, in the same time, when "needed"; but I still reject his idea. I plan to cut our time on Internet, not to expand it. It's already big enough.
In the evening, even if the girls are asleep, when Adrian has that "I need the laptop" look in the eyes, he usually wins.

So, with 2 kids in the house, not synchronized with meals and sleep, and with one husband crazy about helping the guys from Kamikaze magazine by writing there, my drama is that, lately, I have less and less time to spend on Internet and more and more interesting sites to visit :-)

But let me tell you what keeps me addicted on Internet these days. My top3 time consumer sites of the moment are:

#3: ETSY - "World’s handmade marketplace"
Some samples of beauty found there:
(we plan with Adrian to make something similar for girls room) source

#2: HOUZZ - "Houzz is a leading destination site for home design enthusiasts - professionals and homeowners."
This site helps you dream big... :-)

This big:
(love the bunk bed) source

and this:
(love the desk) source

and this:
(love the window bed; perfect for reading) source

#1: PINTEREST - Pinterest lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web.

This site is pure insanity. I could stay forever glued to it!

And the best description for Pinterest is:

Some nice ideas found there:

(I MUST do this with the girls! It reflects perfectly their relation situation of every now and then!! :-) ) source

(where you met, where you married, and where you honeymooned) source

So many wonderful things in this world, isn't it?

Happy surfing to you ;-)

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Adrian said...

If we'll get another laptop I'll try to help you understand what's so interesting about playing games. So ,what do you think?

Raluca said...

It sounds tempting, but NO, thank you! I'm too afraid of any new addiction.

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