I Was Bored
August 15, 2018 9:23am CST
I was without my computer for a few days, and didn't realise how bored I would be. It surprised me as I didn't get a computer until I was 73, and quite happily filled my time before that. To make matters worse I couldn't even get out gardening as it hardly stopped raining. We needed the rain as we hardly had any all summer, but it would come when I hadn't much else to do. I've been reading books and doing Sudoku and other puzzles, wrote a couple of poems, but still got bored. This computer thing really takes hold of you, doesn't it? What do you do when your computer is out of action? Photo is of one of my baskets.
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I won't last too long A couple of months ago, I decided to give up my internet until the service was much improved. I lasted 20 days. I decided that half a loaf was better than no bread and I will work with the faulty service until it gets better.
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"I was without my computer for a few days, and didn't realise how bored I would be. It surprised me as I didn't get a computer until I was 73" So when I saw the preview for this, I thought it was going to be a poem. I'd go ape without mine. This is my 'social life' these days, being as I don't care much for physically being around people.
I have been attached to the computer and am at a loss to know what to do without computer in the afternoon -I hardly play it in the morning.Same here,I didn't feel bored when I have no computer,but without it, I like a cat on hot bricks now.
• Bunbury, Australia
I love seeing photos of your beautiful flowers. I hate being without my computer too. If I can't use it for some reason I usually resort to reading or crocheting. I even sudoku on my computer although I try to have a book of puzzles on hand as well.
I was a bit younger than you when I got to know computering, but I was already ancient from the point of view of the young computer freaks of today. I've been online for 18 years now and I can say that life without a computer is possible but not desirable! :-)
@jaboUK I remember that once when I was teaching a class of ~15-year-old pupils, I said to a boy, "Believe it or not, there was life before computers were invented". He replied from the bottom of his heart, "Thank God that I wasn't born then yet."
• El Paso, Texas
I can read if I squint and get close to the screen @jaboUK but that's tiring and then I've also been busy cleaning up mom's house, finally, and that too has been time consuming. I'm hoping my vision improves soon so that I can resume my normal online activities, I really miss all of you here. Isn't it funny how we've come to make so many friends on the internet? I can remember when I would have argued it wasn't possible, silly me.
• United States
I think the computer really does make us somewhat unable to think of other things we could do that are worthwhile. I know so much time sitting while on the computer does not do our bodies, and perhaps our minds, much good.
• United States
Write, draw, read, play a video game on one of the systems, watch movies, crochet, get out of the house and ride my bike, go swimming. Computers are nice and I wouldn't want to be without one, but I don't think I would be short on things I can do to pass the time.
• United States
@jaboUK I will admit that while I would be doing any of those things I would constantly want and try to get onto the computer in between. "Okay, I went swimming now to get onto my laptop and check up on my good friend... oh, yeah. I cant. Um...reading! I will just get on my computer and transfer the book I am reading... er... no computer. I forgot. I will just go make lunch. What was that recipe I found on the internet?... Maybe I will make something else."