OK, friends, this just might possibly be the funniest and weirdest and most random post we’ve ever had here on So About What I Said, but it’s a story that is just too good to leave untold. It’s a story that shows, at the very least, just how dependent I’ve become on technology. Last weekend, there I was trying to go through and organize some emails (Have I ever told you that I have a tendency to let them pile up? No? Well, that’s a blog post topic for another day…), and just when I was in the middle of things — BAM! — the power goes out. Now, this was around 9pm, so the house, naturally, becomes pitch black. The only thing I could see was the faint light on my wheelchair, which casted a small glow around the room.
The next hour or so went by in one huge blur. I’d been cut off from my technology source, and honestly, I felt completely lost. Well, completely lost might be a bit of an exaggeration, but one thing was true: I didn’t know what to do with myself. I couldn’t even watch my backlog of Dr. Phil episodes on my DVR; it was that bad.
On top of that, my cell phone was almost dead. The only source of power we had — aside from those trusty candles — was the computer, which still had some battery power left. Needless to say, I felt like I had gone back to the Stone Age, so I did the only logical thing: I went to bed. But I did wonder, as I drifted off to sleep, how people lived back then, And, really, what did the whole experience say about my reliance on technology? I didn’t know what to do with myself!!
Has this ever happened to you, friends? Am I the only one…? Gosh, I hope not… xoxo
P.S. Are you addicted to your cell phone? And, my first week on Instagram! 🙂
Whitney @ EHFAR says
I just wanted to say that I love Dr. Phil too 🙂
Yes, I've done that: just went to bed! When I was younger and living on the east coast we lost power all the time in the winter. My grandmother would tell us that when she was young they didn't have all the technology we have today and that "us kids" would be lost, but when the power went out she was the first one going crazy because she couldn't watch her shows!
How is this a funny story?
Melissa Blake says
Hi Tina – i thought it was funny because it shows just how dependent we've become on technology and we don't know what to do when we don't have it lol