First of all, I’d like to say it’s good to be back. After a brief hiatus, I’ve been reunited with my blog once more. I don’t like to let more than a couple days pass between posts (so you can imagine the last few weeks have been hard for me), but sometimes life gets so busy that you just want to spend the moments of downtime you do have doing absolutely nothing. And that’s exactly what I’ve been doing.
Having taken on the new position of associate publisher for a local newspaper weeks before going to press, I’ve basically been working around the clock the last week or so. So my free moments (which have been far and few between) have been dedicated to relaxing mindlessly in front of the TV and catching up on sleep. But it wasn’t without pain that I ignored my precious blog (my precious). Trust me, I wanted to write. But lacking the energy and motivation (not to mention lacking any blog-worthy ideas) kind of put me in a pickle.
But in ignoring my blog, I realized something. I spend way too much time on my iPhone.
I used to think I would never really use a smart phone. The few I had in the past were used for nothing more than calls and texts, and any normal cell phone can handle that, without the expensive data plan. But I love my iPhone. I am not someone who has to be on their phone 24/7, like most of society (I cannot stand going out with people who would rather be on their phones than have a conversation with you), but the busier I seem to get, the more I seem to use my phone as a means of mindless distraction and entertainment. Whoever created iPhone apps is the devil, especially as far as games go. After exhausting myself (at least for awhile) of games like Temple Run, Cut the Rope and Draw Something, I’ve recently become obsessed with Doodle Jump. No matter how many times I beat my high score, I know I can always do better. I’ve even gone cross-eyed from playing the addicting game too long.
Now don’t get me wrong, I think we all need a little break from reality every once in awhile, and if a phone app can provide that release, then so be it. But smart phones- and technology in general- are not-so-slowly taking over society. I imagine it won’t be much longer until we all become the fat, lazy humans that sit in front of a computer screen all day long like the ones in Wall-E. It’s really disappointing.
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to get back to Doodle Jump.