What happened?

Posted in Uncategorized by tchemgrrl on June 19, 2013

I got a smartphone, that’s what happened.

There are some good things about it–my mom got one at about the same time, and talking face-to-face has been pretty cool. And yeah, it is handy to look up the hours of a restaurant as we’re headed downtown, and decide to go somewhere else for dinner instead. And it’s nice to not be openly mocked for my phone.

But, um, the last 3 months kind of fell into a little screen. I’m getting better at setting it down, but still not great.

You see, this is why I’ve lived a damn near close to straight-edge life, my whole life. There are plenty of addictive behaviors in my family, and the best way to avoid stepping over the line seems to be to keep the line so far away that it’s not even visible. And now I have this little addictive-behavior-promoter and it is not healthy, people.