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Poet deVine
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0 posted 06-21-2001 12:23 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine



Do you ever feel like just turning off the computer and walking away for a while?
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1 posted 06-21-2001 12:50 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

LOL - I do if for months at a time, in case you hadn't noticed...

And you know what, everyone who I truly consider a friend always understands - or at least forgives me if they don't.

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2 posted 06-21-2001 02:24 AM       View Profile for cherish   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for cherish

its an obsession with me i think. i cant go without my daily fix of the internet-especially when im away from my friends or am on holidays.but to answer your question- could i just up and walk away from the computer...i think if i didnt have sumthing to come back to yes i could..
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3 posted 06-21-2001 03:47 AM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

Um ... do you mean the internet or the actual computer?


I could do without my online time if I had to, but no PC games?  *brrrr*  


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4 posted 06-21-2001 06:20 AM       View Profile for inot2B   Email inot2B   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for inot2B

Yes, yes, yes!!!!! I feel it takes over my life. Then I remember that it is only an object and I am the one in control. At least I think I'm in control.
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5 posted 06-21-2001 06:22 AM       View Profile for Ron   Email Ron   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ron's Home Page   View IP for Ron

Yes.

In the almost three years since Passions began, there appears to be something of a cycle. Long periods will pass as I struggle in the background, and then - boom - everything will come together and a LOT of different things actually happen. New software for the forums. A major update at the main site. A new web site, like 100-poems.com or poetry-magazine.com. Everything seems to happen all at once, I spend a few weeks (or longer) fighting bugs and forest fires - and then the cycle begins anew.

I think, in the next few weeks, there's going to be a big boom. All these balls I'm currently juggling will find a permanent home, though I'm sure there will also be a settling period of several weeks (fighting those dang bugs). And I've already decided there will NOT be a new cycle beginning until at least the end of summer. I'm ready for some kick-back time, maybe a bit of traveling time, and a whole lot of writing time.

So, yea, that feeling definitely arises. It just takes me a while to do something about it.  
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6 posted 06-21-2001 07:11 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Yup - and I do it. Did it yesterday. But that's only short-time...

Long-time...have only done it once. It was for three weeks or so last year...that was a long time too lol. High emotional duress...

The computer is half my life rotf...but I needed to be away..

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7 posted 06-21-2001 09:44 AM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

honestly, if I didn't have Passions to come to.....I wouldn't be on at all. Ok, well, I'd play the card games, but as far as on line stuff.......Nope.   Sometimes though, I walk away just for the break it gives me.....
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8 posted 06-21-2001 10:36 AM       View Profile for catalinamoon   Email catalinamoon   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit catalinamoon's Home Page   View IP for catalinamoon

After 2 years online now, I find cycles coming up. Never very long, but there are times when for a week or so I just don't want to use the computer at all. I think it may be just fatigue, cause otherwise, I love being on here. I did go on a so called vacation last year, and had to walk 2 miles for internet access, and I DID it, just to email a few friends. So I guess that constitutes addicted  
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9 posted 06-21-2001 11:16 AM       View Profile for LoveBug   Email LoveBug   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LoveBug

Well... sometimes I get too many things to do and I have to take time off of the puter for awhile, and it really kills me to be away from my friends... but sometimes I would like to take a break from my online duties (the lazy side of me, I guess).

"Men judge generally more by the eye than by the hand, for everyone can see and few can feel."-Machiavelli

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10 posted 06-21-2001 01:22 PM       View Profile for Alicat   Email Alicat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alicat

Heh...I hear ya Ron.

Many is the time that I'm working away, or more to the point, playing away my day on the comp when I stop, look at the keyboard, look at the monitor, look at my bookcase.....and read. If'n I was more acclimated, insane, or if it was a wee bit cooler than 110 F, I would probably go exploring...lots of foothills and small mountains in this area, as well as gullies, saddles, washes and trails.
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11 posted 06-21-2001 03:02 PM       View Profile for Dopey Dope   Email Dopey Dope   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dopey Dope

I do get away a while.......I read so much here I go into burn out's REALLY quickly.
In fact every single day I go into a burn out haha......so I get away for about 2 days and then come back.....
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12 posted 06-21-2001 03:38 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Looks like I'm going to have to...sigh...until I get the pc thing sorted out. Maybe I'll dust off some books. (anybody seen my remote control?) SIGH...e ya later!
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13 posted 06-21-2001 08:02 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

Most definitely. The weather's nice, and I don't want to be inside all day just lazing around. Though my family might not think so.....
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14 posted 06-22-2001 12:13 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Ron, if anyone deserves a break it's YOU! I hope you have a great summer and enjoy your trip..may I suggest a cruise to Alaska!!
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15 posted 06-22-2001 02:53 PM       View Profile for Acies   Email Acies   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Acies

hi Sweets, Kris, Lizzy, Ina, Erin, Erica, Minna, Kit, Kamie, Javi, Jenn, Sharon, Nan, Cawlee, Cherish, Ashley, Sara, Justine, Leah, Jess, Kimmie, Mare

Yu Lan
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16 posted 07-12-2001 10:16 PM       View Profile for Yu Lan   Email Yu Lan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Yu Lan

haha acire.. ^_^
Mm, when I get ripped away from the computer without warning I fell completely cut off from civilisation..   but of course I don't spend my entire life on it.. my eyes won't let me! Yeowch..
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17 posted 07-13-2001 03:53 AM       View Profile for anonymousfemale   Email anonymousfemale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for anonymousfemale

Yes! When shopping calls you have to answer it with your credit card. You wouldn't want the thing to be mad at you now.  

GREMLINS ARE TRYING TO STEAL MY PANTS!!!!!!! *sobs*

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18 posted 07-13-2001 04:46 AM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

At one point in my life, yes ... the online world had become an obsession, and I was spending my every spare moment (and no few moments that I didn't have to spare) on the Internet.

As it is now, however, I think I would be hard pressed to stay interested in the computer for a solid hour unless I were writing something or playing one of the insipid games that I am so famous for becoming addicted to.  


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19 posted 07-13-2001 06:37 AM       View Profile for Temptress   Email Temptress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Temptress

Err..
Turn it off? LOL! I do every day after the several hours I spend on here.   I actually turned it off and took a nap today. Look where that got me! LOL! I'm back on, and its 5:30 am here!   I could turn it off for a few days, but not permanently. I would also say that I have it under control now more than ever. At first, I wasn't even spending time outside my home with friends and family as much as I should have because I was on line. Now my obsession is my writing. What do I do about that I wonder.  
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20 posted 07-13-2001 01:44 PM       View Profile for brian madden   Email brian madden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brian madden

THere is nothing on the television, and besides at least here I am reading poetry, using my brain.
Some times on those sunny days, yes then I step outside but not for long in case Roger my computer misses me. I am not spending too much time at my computer AM I?

"Here I am in prison,here I am with a ball and chain There is whiskey in the jar-o" Traditional irish song.

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21 posted 07-16-2001 01:12 AM       View Profile for Yu Lan   Email Yu Lan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Yu Lan

Umm.. noo.. that sounds quite healthy to me Brian..  
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22 posted 07-16-2001 05:38 AM       View Profile for Irish Rose   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Irish Rose

Yes, and I should but for decades I had no adult to talk with, I stayed in the house and didn't have any social interaction at all and when I started writing it was looking at myself for the first time.  The interaction at Passions has given me feedback and made me feel not so alone. I don't spend as much time but I don't think I could ever go back to being completely without my unseen friends!

"It's easier to kill love than to nurture it" Fred Hardesty

Kathleen

 
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