Sunday, April 17, 2005

internet curtains

Soundtrack: David Axelrod - Songs of Innocence

There was a time when I would spend, what, 15 hours a day on the internet. I'd be at work all day, come home, go on again - even eat my tea in front of it. At the weekend I'd neglect my chores as I'd spend all day posting on messageboards and talking on MSN.

Now, I just can't be chuffed with it all. I don't know whether there's a tide in my leisure time, and my love of the internet is ebbing away with the low tide. All I want to do now is knit, or read, play music, watch DVDs - even clean. I just can't bring myself to sit in front of a computer all day.

It's not that I find the internet unproductive, or a blight on my life. It's a lifesaver during quiet days at work. It's lethal when I feel like procrastinating. I've made countless friends through this bloody thing. But nowadays, I can stay off a computer for several days at a time. It makes me feel somewhat guilty.

Anyway, to prove my non-cyber productivity, here's an example of my recent knitting escapades. Here's the scarf I finished around a month ago, just in time for the summer!


  1. Everyone's knitting. Well, all of the girls. I want to stay away from the internet. But I am real bad at it. I think I'm on bigmouth autopilot. Like always.

  2. I have phases like that. You're not alone. It's a common phenomenon, apparently.