One of the reasons that I haven't been blogging much lately is because of the internet. More specifically, it's because of the lack of internet. My mother has this view that we in this household are too attached to the internet and we need less of it. So now she's turning it off at 8pm and then only turning it back on when she comes downstairs in the morning at around 6am.
I think that she has part of a point. Not a whole point, but some of it. In this day, we spend a lot of time online. I don't think that I would be so opposed to it if I didn't have work that I need to do.
For example, yesterday, I came home, ate a snack, and then was promptly whisked off to the gym for about an hour workout. I got home at around 6, then had to eat and shower. So then I finally got around to getting my homework done. Homework takes a while. I'm not saying that I need the internet for the whole time that I'm working, but wikipedia is very useful in times of trouble. I was studying chemistry ( I have a test on Friday) when the internet got turned off, and I was very annoyed, because I needed to know what Joseph Priestly did and it wasn't in my notes, so I had to look him up, but of corse, when I got to the internet page, safari said "safari is not connected to the internet." Sink me.
Then, the next morning, the internet was turned on at 6am, and my phone started to buzz. Unless my alarm on my phone is going off, my phone is NOT allowed to buzz. Especially early in the morning. That woke me up half an hour before I would have normally gotten up. Half an hour is a LONG time in sleep land. I could have had a very nice dream during that time. It turns out that my phone was giving me iMessage texts from the night before that didn't get to me because the internet was turned off. Needless to say, that was not my happiest morning.
The thing is, my dad agrees with me. My mother's the one who's enforcing this rule.
So I'm irritated. I can't blog before 8pm, and 8pm was usually when I started my posts. I'm adjusting my plan. I just really really hope that this will not be a long time thing.