Time to lighten up. Like this bird. He just sits there watching over everything, letting people take photos and then flies away when he gets tired of it all.
And that’s why I love the internet. I can fly away when I get tired of it all, read everything from the Christian Science Monitor and the New York Times to other people’s blogs. I can post photos to my blog or Facebook page, keep in touch with friends all over the world and find incredible deals.
Oh yes, the deals. I’d much rather shop from the comfort of my own home than head off to a noisy and crowded mall whose stores charge at least 30% more than what I pay online for the same merchandise!
I’m not a brand name junkie. I don’t need to spend $70-600 on a pair of jeans to feel like I look good. Truth is, I still have a few pounds to lose before I feel like I’ll look good in jeans anyway 🙂
The deals. Lots of restaurants have great deals if you sign up for their mailing list. Some will send you a free meal certificate just for joining. Others remember your birthday with the same thing. Some send coupons for one item, like a cup of coffee or a piece of pie.
Free samples of everything under the sun are available. Lots of sites to find these. Just type “free samples” into your search engine.
FatWallet.com has people all over the country searching and posting deals for everything from electronics to free movie tickets.
I love the internet because I’ve gotten lots of writing and editing jobs as a result of being wired to it. Now wireless, of course. I went to South Korea to teach because of the net. I went on a press trip to the U.S. Virgin Islands and met one of the premier “green” engineers in the world. I traveled to Savannah and Chattanooga to write articles about those two great cities.
But mostly, I love the net because of my ability to stay in touch or get back in touch with friends and family. I have many “cyber” friends – folks I’ve never met in person. Yet, we’ve developed close relationships and we’ve even talked on the phone sometimes. I’ve gotten in touch with people I haven’t seen in years.
The one thing I don’t like about the internet is internet dating. I don’t want to date someone whom I don’t really know, and I’ve never heard of one of these relationships lasting. As a matter of fact, all the people I know who have dated after meeting someone electronically had relationships that ended badly to say the least.
Well, that’s enough for today. I hope your day is light and lively.