Sorry, if I have offended you, reader. Especially by writing dumb things like, “I’m addicted to coffee! I’m addicted to Twitter!”
I know addiction is not a joke. Maybe I have come unhinged. Believe me, I used to be PC. I was sensitive.
So, I didn’t intend to use the Addiction word casually. It's so wrong how addiction has become part of our parlance. It's in our lexicon. Along with stalking and codependent and allergies.
I confess I got a bit lazy with my writing. I was under pressure to meet my deadline.
Besides, all of this neurotic psycho-babble is just the by-product of living in the age of anxiety. Words don’t really mean anything.
If I say I’m addicted to coffee, I mean that I like coffee. A LOT. I want to drink coffee at home, and I want to go out to cafes and drink coffee. I want to drink coffee with other people, and I want to drink coffee alone. I start to panic if there isn’t much coffee left in the house. And if Adam drinks the last of the coffee, I hit rock bottom. Because if I don’t have a coffee, I have what my therapist calls mood swings. (What does she know?) Sometimes I get a headache. By the way, this is NOT withdrawal.
I DENY that I have a problem. Shut up. I can quit coffee any time.
And when I say I'm addicted to Twitter, I mean that I like Twitter. I want to tweet when I’m at home, and I want to tweet when I go out. I want to tweet when I'm with other people, and I want to tweet when I'm alone. If I wake up in the middle of the night, I want to go on Twitter. I kind of lose it if I'm out and my phone battery dies, and I can’t tweet.
And the relationships! I like to connect with strangers on Twitter. I get a little high when they @ me (even more so if they are "big" on Twitter). At first, one @ was enough, but now I need more and more @’s.
Don't worry about me though. I don’t have a problem. I’m just having Conversations. About Important Things. With my friends, the people of Twitter. They are too real people. And I want to be connected with them in real time. ALL THE TIME.
Because I like to express my "twitty" thoughts in 140 characters. And I'm providing a service to the people of Twitter. I'm a content provider. Have a look at what I've shared with the people of Twitter:
You get the idea. I'd like to write more here, but I must go. Twitter needs me.