Tuesday, April 24, 2007

that twelve step programme

Since a few have asked for it.... pleased I'm not the only one! Here it is:

12-step internet recovery program
1. I will have a cup of coffee in the morning and read my newspaper like I used to, before the Internet.
2. I will eat breakfast with a knife and fork and not with one hand typing.
3. I will get dressed before noon.
4. I will make an attempt to clean the house, wash clothes, and plan dinner before even thinking of the Internet.
5. I will sit down and write a letter to those unfortunate few friends and family that are Internet-deprived.
6. I will call someone on the phone who I cannot contact via the Internet.
7. I will read a book...if I still remember how.
8. I will listen to those around me and their needs and stop telling them to turn the TV down so I can hear the music on the Internet.
9. I will not be tempted during TV commercials to check for email.
10. I will try and get out of the house at least once a week, if it is necessary or not.
11. I will remember that my bank is not forgiving if I forget to balance my checkbook because I was too busy on the Internet.
12. Last, but not least, I will remember that I must go to bed sometime ... and the Internet will always be there tomorrow!

not sure where this came from originally - was sent it in a group :-) but thanks to whoever put it together! So can you work through all 12 steps? LOL

14 comments:

Hannah said...

I will try and follow those steps! Thanks Lara! :-)

Janine said...

love it Lara. I was gigling through that.

karen said...

LOL number three is *much* easier to achieve when you have to go out to work!! but on the weekends ...

Karen L said...

Thanks for sharing these Lara - quite of few of them definately brought a smile to my face - some probably a little to close for comfort.

Chris Millar said...

These are all so true that it's scary! I had already started to put some of them into action! Will have to work on the rest!LOL

Tracy said...

Oh man it sounds like I need to work through most of those 12 steps, LOL!

Twobees said...

Wow, a book,hmmm I haven't read one of them for ages, unless you count a scrapbooking mag. Might have to try this, thanks Lara :)

Jenny said...

I also need to follow those steps

Yvette said...

My name is Yvette and I am.....

very funny and a little too true for comfort!

Donna said...

ROFL. Well I did eat breakfast {while reading emails} but didn't type anything until I was finished!!
Pleased I'm not the only one. I don't feel quite so guilty!

Trina said...

OMG, its 1am and I'm still here on the internet. ARGH! Ok, couple of steps into place right now!

LesleyC said...

Thanks for your comments on my blog!

mands said...

oops I think I have an addiction! Gonna try for step one! and maybe shock the neighbours by collecting my mail in clothes for a change....oh that is rather than pj's NOT the other thing!

Gillian Hamilton said...

Oh my goodness.... Reality Check!!!
esp with no..12!

Thanks for sharing this one Lara!