Glued to LCD

Despite being told otherwise, I didn’t really believe I have a PC screen addiction. Specifically, LCD screen addiction. I mean, I DID go to Syria for a good solid week and I had no withdrawal symptoms at all.

I am exposed to the screen for the entire working hours (except lunch break). When I go back home, I have two LCD screens – my PC’s and the TV. I am not a TV junkie and I only watch TV while I am eating, but it happens I always eat when I come back from work so I am exposed there as well (plus I do watch Dr Phil and Oprah). When my sis is not on the PC I take over to download the emails locally and then play some secondary videogame (like Puzzle Quest) or edit some photos. My primary videogames are played on one weekend day only (which is great considering I have videogame addiction as well).

However, when I wake up at 6 AM and get dressed, I notice that while waiting for my sis to finish putting on 700 layers of clothes (please women why are your clothes layered) I often find myself subconsciously opening my email. Heck the other day I had a round of Puzzle Quest.

I mean seriously what is this? It is annoying… I got over my videogame addiction (from playing religiously every day to once a week) and I got over the waking-up-with-a-damn-song syndrome. And now THIS!!!

Even if I have NOTHING to do on the PC… I just end up right clicking and left clicking without aim for 5 minutes before I go off. This is just sad!

I bought a couple of books now to get my mind off… but I wish I can just lie there on the couch and sit and do NOTHING, or even just meditate like I used to, without thinking of what screen I would be looking at next.

  • Kinano

    Maybe you should go out more. Go somewhere where LCD screens (or any screen for that matter) do not exist.

    When you’re at home, occupy yourself with non-screen related activities. You could probably just sit down and read, paint (if you have the talent), write, tidy up, do the dishes, whatever it is.

    You need to let go of this and literally gaze at a broader horizon every once in a while.

  • Kinano

    Maybe you should go out more. Go somewhere where LCD screens (or any screen for that matter) do not exist. When you’re at home, occupy yourself with non-screen related activities. You could probably just sit down and read, paint (if you have the talent), write, tidy up, do the dishes, whatever it is. You need to let go of this and literally gaze at a broader horizon every once in a while.

  • Hamza

    oh forget about that kinan. 2al shu…write & paint..nobody writes anymore..they BLOG or TYPE…nobody paints anymore because we have AUTOCAD and illustrator.

    What you need my friend is to test whether it is LCD addiction or being tech freak. Why don’t you get one of your old CRTs and put it as your computer screen (I bet it won’t last a day..hehehe).

    do some extracurricular activities like what I do. Sundays & tuesday in GYM and Saturday, Monday, and Wednesday “learning french”. :D

    OR
    you try tap dancing…:P

  • Hamza

    oh forget about that kinan. 2al shu…write & paint..nobody writes anymore..they BLOG or TYPE…nobody paints anymore because we have AUTOCAD and illustrator.What you need my friend is to test whether it is LCD addiction or being tech freak. Why don’t you get one of your old CRTs and put it as your computer screen (I bet it won’t last a day..hehehe).do some extracurricular activities like what I do. Sundays & tuesday in GYM and Saturday, Monday, and Wednesday “learning french”. :DORyou try tap dancing…:P

  • KJ

    CAD – paint? This isn’t 1492

    Hamza – Actually I have enrolled in a 4 KM marathon and I will start training next week. I will blog about it in the next post

  • KJ

    CAD – paint? This isn’t 1492Hamza – Actually I have enrolled in a 4 KM marathon and I will start training next week. I will blog about it in the next post

  • asoom

    The books are a pretty good alternative but be careful you can get addicted to those as well (reference my addicted to kite runner post). I’m curious, what books did you pick up?

    Join a gym!!! I think the marathon training thing is a good idea.

  • asoom

    The books are a pretty good alternative but be careful you can get addicted to those as well (reference my addicted to kite runner post). I’m curious, what books did you pick up?Join a gym!!! I think the marathon training thing is a good idea.

  • base

    Because we’re friends I will have to sacrifice and accept that you send me all your LCD’s. This is the only way we’ll solve the problem.

    Send to:
    212 Shabaan abd el reheem st.
    buttf*cknowhere
    Cairo, Egypt

    Remember me well..

  • base

    Because we’re friends I will have to sacrifice and accept that you send me all your LCD’s. This is the only way we’ll solve the problem.Send to: 212 Shabaan abd el reheem st.buttf*cknowhereCairo, Egypt Remember me well..

  • Elijah

    You can come to my house, do the dishes, cook, give me a foot massage, do the laundry, iron, trn on the tv for me, turn it off, make me coffee, drive me around that’ll get ur mind, hands and eyes of screens :D

  • Elijah

    You can come to my house, do the dishes, cook, give me a foot massage, do the laundry, iron, trn on the tv for me, turn it off, make me coffee, drive me around that’ll get ur mind, hands and eyes of screens :D

  • KJ

    Asoom – hehe… addiction to books at least is healthy. I won’t join a gym now but the marathon is a good start

    base – You are definitely NOT getting my HDTV :P

    Elijah – I was fine until the coffee part. I hate coffee and I wouldn’t be spending time making it

  • KJ

    Asoom – hehe… addiction to books at least is healthy. I won’t join a gym now but the marathon is a good startbase – You are definitely NOT getting my HDTV :PElijah – I was fine until the coffee part. I hate coffee and I wouldn’t be spending time making it

  • ammaro.com

    haha, yeah, that does suck!

    what i started doing is after switching off my laptop at home, i disconnect the power, the wifi router line and so on, and put the laptop under a table. this way, i dont have to constantly check it all the time since i waste all my time on it!

    so i ended up using my mobile to check my mail, messages, blogs and so on.

    it will never end ! aaaah!

  • ammaro.com

    haha, yeah, that does suck!what i started doing is after switching off my laptop at home, i disconnect the power, the wifi router line and so on, and put the laptop under a table. this way, i dont have to constantly check it all the time since i waste all my time on it! so i ended up using my mobile to check my mail, messages, blogs and so on. it will never end ! aaaah!