Wednesday, May 23, 2012
1. Ironing - Some people hate it, but it's really mindless work, yet it's useful. I would set up the ironing board in the living room and iron while I watched my shows.
2. Watching TV Shows - Speaking of shows, I used to watch a lot more TV rather than playing games or blogging since the Internet wasn't around to suck all my time!
3. Writing Letters - I used to find great joy in writing notes and letters to family and friends far away.
4. Watching Movies - I could spend a weekend watching a marathon of movies before the Web came around.
5. Cleaning - My house was usually spotless. Not so now!
6. Sleeping - I definitely got more sleep before the Internet. Everything is available at the click of a mouse, and it can keep you so absorbed.
7. Shopping by Catalog - Before the Internet, I used to enjoy shopping from catalogs like Newport News, Fingerhut, Figi, and even department stores.
8. Going Outside - I spend most of my time indoors now, although I do go walking with my husband several times a week.
9. Swimming - During the summer, I would go up to the pool for hours at a time.
10. Doing Yard Work - Before the Internet, I did all of my own yard work: mowing, edging, weeding.
11. Getting to Know my Neighbors - I still know many of my neighbors, but since I don't spend a lot of time outdoors, and neither do they, I really don't talk to them very much anymore.
12. Grading and Planning - I used to grade papers at home and plan lessons all the time. I think the computer has made me more efficient in some ways so I find myself bringing less and less home every year.
13. Talking on the Phone - I don't do much of this anymore. I text more than I call. Before the Internet, though, the phone was a convenient means of communication.
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