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Compromise

What is it?

According to  Merriam-Webster

Noun

Main Entry:

1com·pro·mise

Pronunciation:

\ˈkäm-prə-ˌmīz\

Function:

noun

Etymology:

Middle English, mutual promise to abide by an arbiter’s decision, from Anglo-French compromisse, from Latin compromissum, from neuter of compromissus, past participle of compromittere to promise mutually, from com- + promittere to promise — more at promise

Date:

15th century

1 a: settlement of differences by arbitration or by consent reached by mutual concessions b: something intermediate between or blending qualities of two different things2: a concession to something derogatory or prejudicial <a compromise of principles>

K…

So I’ve been a phone junkie… I don’t think I can really go more then 10 minutes without checking my phone…

Even just my gmail… (Even gmail at like 2am… (Who’s gonna be emailing me then? And who would NEED my reply then?)

Another phone addiction is my Jaiku… I’ve been NEEDING to know the status on so many people, when I’ve got my Girlfriend and friends in front of me, and I’m zoned out on my cell phone…

Thus, I’ve been neglecting my GF and friends…

as of this past weekend I’ve made an attempt to compromise with my GF,

I’m going to Ease up on the phone…

Gmail is only a part of the problem,

Most of my problem is Jaiku, more specifically me needing to go back and see what I’ve missed on Jaiku… That takes a while…

I am going to try to now use Ping.fm to cross post and update my status…

Like,

If i’m doing something “Cool” I want people to know,

I want people to tell me their experiences! and have a conversation about it…

but I won’t be able to read or reply to them until after I’ve experienced it…

I’ve just gotten a little out of hand…

I need to experience more…

It’s all kinda weird, since I’m not really using my PC much anymore, because my mobile device use has helped to get me away from the PC, and thus away from sitting inside!

But now I’m out and about… Texting, IMing, Jaikuing, Emailing… from my car, from a mountain or from a boat on the lake… And still not really here…

Sure I can talk to people,

and especially talk to people about cell phones…

But once I stare off into my screen, it’s hard to get me back…

I realize this, and I will try to work on this… for my GF, and for my friends! but mostly for me!

There is a time and a place… so now I need to find my acceptable “Mobile geek” presence time…

This might not be that hard, as there might be some news to report in the coming days regarding mobile devices and employment…

Thinking that when I’m occupied with work, I can and should have my social networking sites on hand to distract me, and that’s where you, my readers, come into play 😉

I’ll be back on a PC, and able to do alot on my phone, but that doesn’t mean I have to do it all the time 😉

More to come…

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