Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Total Truth Tuesday

My name is Jenna. And I'm addicted to the internet.

Okay, there I said it. I know this has to be a BIG shock to everyone. Especially my husband. I hide this addiction so well. (okay, not really.)

I blog. And Twitter. And Facebook. And email. And read about a bajillion mommy blogs a day. And I even wake up in the middle of the night if I hear my BlackBerry tweet an email alert. I just can't help myself.

But, this technology obsession really hit home the other night when our family went to yet another county fair and toured this one room prairie house that had once housed a family of 13. Yep, 13. The whole house was about the size of our living room. But, I thought to myself, well, I suppose I could handle this if I had to.

And then I was showing Kai around and explained why they didn't have a bathroom in the house which she thought was the most amazing thing ever. But, then the representative from the historical society asked us whether we'd rather have a TV in the house or a bathroom and it really got my wheels spinning. Because, it occurred to me that a toilet might not be first on my list of basic "needs."

That is when I realized that given the choice between a toilet and a wi-fi connection I would probably choose the wi-fi. Because, after all, I could always Google tips for surviving without indoor plumbing and find some useful info to make it easier. And then, I'd go Twitter about what I found out. But, if all I had was the toilet then I'd just do you know, and then come back in and sit on my log floor in complete boredom. Yeah, I think wi-fi might actually rank above indoor plumbing. And, that, I know is a really sad statement to make. Oh well, maybe there's an online support group I could join for that.

So, what would you choose? Wi-fi or indoor plumbing? Am I totally alone on this?

7 comments:

Sarah Lyn said...

you make wi-fi sound so much better than indoor plumbing... maybe I have a problem, too!

Jared said...

well since i have a desktop i would just plug into the modem... there best of both worlds...

P.S. He loves you... said...

tonight we were looking for camping equiptment and found a lantern that you wind and it lights an LED light and has they abilty to power cell phones and laptops?!

SWeet! I'm going camping with it all!

Sound like someone you know? LOL!

chanelireli said...

I think I'd chose the wifi too. Well if I didn't have to hike too far to the potty and if it still looked like a regular bathroom. umm, now I'm torn.

DreadedRafifi said...

What's this crazy talk? You're only a fajita or burrito away from singing a different tune. Trust me, you may get bored without wi-fi but at least you won't have 24/7 bum itch.

Teachers said...

I would have to agree with you on this one. I could live with a backyard outhouse if it was what I had to do to have internet.

Katie said...

I am sad to say that I agree with you. Although I have never thought of this delemna before..... Yes, internet over toilet. I am insane.