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Monday, March 14, 2011


I sometimes amaze myself that I can figure out the technology I use every day. I am dependant on my cell phone, my computer and we've already discussed, my DVR. What I do understand of each of these is very limited and I admit that I sometimes miss my life before I had each of them. My cell phone has been a tremendous help in freeing me from being tied to my house if the school needs to reach me but I will admit that I don't always want to be found. I feel this way when I am at Barnes and Noble and Leo wants me to come home earlier than planned (in all fairness to him, it has happened maybe twice). I could have turned my phone off but there is something about knowing it is there and being compelled to answer the phone that is playing "Solsbury Hill" by Peter Gabriel. I wonder if I am alone in this but I need to turn my phone off when I get into my car because there is some compulsion that comes over me when my phone beeps that there is a text message. Who is trying to reach me? Someone has something pressing to tell me. Maybe it is someone with a request or an opportunity that if I don't answer, I will lose out.

Before my computer, I was on time to places, I got things done around the house, I went to bed at a decent hour and I even left the house from time to time. I work on the blog or one of the books I am writing so I am pretty much on my computer before the kids wake up in the morning, whenever Gia is sleeping or otherwise occupied or after the kids go to bed. If emails come in, I get them right away and usually answer them right away because if I don't, I'll forget to. Don't get me started on Facebook. It is like People Magazine for the people you know and it is so addicting. I am grateful for it because I have connected with so many friends that I had lost touch with and it is a great way to get my writing out there but I could have done without finding out people I know are devil worshippers or having girls Leo once knew trying to get in touch with him through me (I mean...who does that?).

Let's face it, if I didn't have the DVR, I would have been sleeping last night at midnight instead of watching Celebrity Apprentice. Can I just say here that I'll never listen to the song, "That's What Friends Are For" without thinking about how much of a jerk Dionne Warwick is and I never liked Star Jones and now I have a new reason not to? I can't wait to see both of them fired. I have new respect for Barbara Walters for firing Star from The View. I hope Marlee Matlin wins from the women's side. I am rooting for John Rich, Mark McGrath or Meatloaf (because the song "Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth" is one of my favorites and he is an emotional guy and I am an emotional girl and I love how hard he works for his charity) from the men's side.

I'm sorry for repeating myself but Time Change be damned! It is wreaking havoc over here. Gia fell asleep yesterday at 4:30 and slept until 1:00am. Nico g.ot up only after three times of me going in to wake him up (that makes me crazy) and after his shower fell asleep wrapped in a towel at the foot of the shower. I want to go to Lifetime today but have a feeling Gia is going to be all off again today. HATE the time change!


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