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Time flies and Facebook sucks

26 August 2014 by Amy Hansford

It’s going too quickly to catch up.

We have friends that we want to see, and not enough time to see them. And we find ourselves with a spare afternoon, and it seems rude to bother anyone, when really it’s not actually any trouble at all. As long as they’re not busy either, obviously.

Here’s our current catch up list. It’s here so that I don’t forget, above anything else.

Johnno and Fossy (3yo’s insistance, who are we to stand in her way)
The Jaggers (we have clothes for W and we just damned well miss them)
The Ramseys (we have seen their daughter once and that’s appalling)
Leanne and Ben (I need my Waller hug dose)

And we have others, so many others, and I just can’t think of them. No time.

Facebook is a huge drain of time for me. I removed it from my phone and iPad – a brilliant idea as it means I’m not absolutely glued to my phone any more, mentally or physically. Heck, I even forget it when I go out sometimes. Which is nice actually; a bit like a ball on a chain you didn’t realise you had. But I still have the internet on my laptop, so therefore I still have Facebook. And it’s dreadful. The minute I get downstairs in the morning, the voyeurism takes over and I’m online.

Wiping my Facebook account is not an option – I need it for my business, plus it keeps me in contact with friends and family. But I need to do something – it’s getting ridiculous. I go to close my laptop and my fingers act independently of my brain, automatically clicking the url bar, pressing ‘f’, the url magically appearing, and pressing ‘enter’ in sheer milliseconds. Before I know it, I’m caught scrolling the feed again. I finish, I go to close my laptop. And repeat.

Tips for calming the addiction welcome.

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