Regardless, I still couldn't survive without my computer because I'm constantly emailing with my various employers (even when they're right in the other room- if I need to send them coverage of a script for example) and facebooking with my friends back on the east coast. It's how I stay connected with everything that I miss back home...and how I get connected with everything else over here in LA.
ALSO, it's how I entertain myself. I mean, I don't know THAT many people out here on the west coast, but thankfully, I learned early on how to be on my own (although being on my own by choice and being on my own because I have nothing else to do are very different beasts). So emerges another reason the internet is so great: NETFLIX. Yes, I am actually paying for my own Netflix account, not mooching off a friend's or family member's (anymore). It's totally worth it, and that means something coming from someone as cheap as I am.
I spent a few hours babysitting this evening, and I couldn't get any wireless on my laptop once I'd put the babysittee to bed. I wasn't sure what to do. I thought, "oh...so I guess I'll just watch actual TV now...ok..."
PARENTS- I know what you're thinking. "You should have read a book!" I FORGOT. Trust me, with all of the channels blocked with a mysterious, child-proof code, and the only things to watch are Legally Blonde 2 or Phineas and Ferb, I was longing for my "Science of Doctor Who" book, which I accidentally left on my bedside table.
But it made me realize that, while I was able to kill some time by writing out some notes for a friend about her script, I should really get a little less attached to the internet, as wonderful as it is. I'm going to go ahead and assume that being away from internet and phones, etc. for about 6 months to a year starting in April will most likely cure me of my obsession.
I don't care how addictive the internet can be though. It's still one of the most useful tools of the generation.