Wednesday, April 15, 2009

My Head is Spinning

Help! I've fallen on Gadget Avenue and I can't get up!

A persistent, nagging headache has been with me for well over a week. My blood pressure monitor is giving normal readouts, so the only thing I can attribute it to is T.O. (Technology Overload).

I come home from work and can't concentrate on my favorite TV show because I'm thinking of all the amazing things I'm going to do on the new iMac, or all the great shots I'm going to get with my new Prime lens, or the walk I need to go on so that I can use the new Shuffle (which after one week, I still have not even used), or obsessively checking my email on the Touch. I'm like a kid that got way too many toys for Christmas. If I start throwing tantrums or acting like a brat, just slap me.

Facebook, Twitter, and all the blogs I read add to the chaos. My brain hurts. Really. Not only is my addiction causing brain pain, I now have the attention span of a gnat. If an article or blog post is too long, I will skim until I find at least one interesting word or sentence, and if I don't find it quickly: buh-bye!

Sudden realization: my life is becoming defined by a series of clicks. No wonder dog clicker training is so effective. Yes, I am simple like the dog. And that's okay.

I've never had an addictive personality. I used to smoke like a train, but quit pretty easily. If I see something starting to overtake my life, I am fairly adept at stopping it - from toxic relationships to cigarettes. I'll end whatever it is without any qualms. This love of photography and computers, though, has me a little concerned.


closet blogger said...

I'm think you're going to be just fine. I know about addiction. I have the gene. Booze and drugs are addictive. But I don't think I've heard of anyone on an iMac. Or having to go to rehab from their new camera lens. Those are the GOOD kind of addictions!!
Have fun!

Mickey said...

Hey Girl! Thanks for the "plug" about clicker training!

Gail Dixon said...

Hey, MIckey - anytime! I believe what you're doing is very beneficial to the dog training world. You're an awesome trainer and should be recognized.

Closet blogger: thanks. I guess I could have worse addictions. LOL