Without my laptop, I'd…

  • stay caught up with laundry
  • probably actually cook instead of sit and watch Frank do it (or maybe not – he eyes me suspiciously and hovers defensively towards the stove every time I even look like I’m thinking about touching a frying pan)
  • likely get more sleep, since I wouldn’t be unable to sleep because I can’t turn my brain off of COMPOSE BLOG POST mode
  • exercise parts of my body other than my fingers
  • not have to constantly rewind TV shows on the DVR because I get distracted and miss all the action
  • clean more often than Super Saturday (which is code for spend hours doing all the chores that I should have done Sunday-Friday)

But without my laptop, I’d also:

  • never have met my best friend (friendship est. 2001 via message board)
  • never have met my other close, close friend and also former intended mother in 2003
  • have never learned about surrogacy or found such a wonderful wealth of information and support on Surrogate Mothers Online (SMO).
  • have never matched with any of my four sets of amazing intended parents 
  • would never have had the honor of getting to say, “Yes, I’m pregnant, but it’s not mine. It’s a white kid.” (then subsequently laugh my royal arse off at the unassuming victim’s jaw-dropped shock and confusion)
  • probably have gone off the deep end once I started the second year of trying to conceive, had it not been for the support of the infertility message board I stumbled on in 2000. 
  • never have the chance to cross bridges and expand my horizons by reading the beautiful words of others who have their own stories to tell.
  • not have all of you here to cheer me on, make me laugh, and help me not feel like the only one walking around who cringes and gags a little when someone says something like, I get pregnant so easily, that if my lacy pink Vickie’s Secrets mingles with his Jockeys in the washer, I get knocked up!

Who needs a clean house, a homecooked non-nuked meal, mountain rain-scented laundry (that is also folded and put away), eight hours of continuous sleep, and a smallish, can’t-pinch-an-inch-on-this butt and abs, anyway?

How long can you go without your computer before yo start twitching and foaming at the mouth? I made it about 4 minutes, 7.3 seconds before I started having convulsions.

Seriously, though – what do you value most about your computer and Internet access?

6 Comments

  1. Lexy on October 22, 2008 at 11:10 pm

    I would go insane without mine too many to list and words and keys are starting to blend thanks to codiene



  2. Calliope on October 23, 2008 at 11:28 am

    I would be an absolute wreck without my internet peeps. And I also would literally not be you know what either. I am SO glad that you are one of the fine and fancy people that I get to be friends with!



  3. Mel on October 23, 2008 at 4:01 pm

    A few hours 🙂 We went out to West Virginia to the woods and by the time I got home, I was itching to log on…



  4. Jenn on October 23, 2008 at 10:51 pm

    I have NO idea what I’d do without my laptop. It’s my connection to a broader world.



  5. Io on October 25, 2008 at 1:27 pm

    What did I do before I had my laptop? I mean really?
    I love my laptop because all my friends live inside my computer.



  6. karen on August 6, 2009 at 3:54 am

    I can see you’ve been learn a lot outside your laptop activity. It’s really great and sounds fun!
    I think we should do something different beside our regular activity. That is so refresh!
    nice day huh?? thx for sharing and have a great day!