Facebook, multi-tasking and college football

What do these three things have in common? Each one has contributed to the brain melt down that occurred at 9:27 p.m. last night. I think it actually started with multi-tasking, which I have elevated to a level previously unknown to mankind. This does, of course, violate the command by which I try to live: "Let all things be done decently and in order" 1 Corinthians 14:40. At some point, doing thirty two different things within a period of thirty two minutes will cause you to not only get out of order, but usually something will come out of your mouth which necessitates repenting. Not orderly or decent. Sigh.

Then there is Facebook. I haven't developed the addiction to it that I was warned about, I rebuke all attempts to get me to buy a farm, a zoo, an aquarium, or take a quiz. Okay, I took one quiz. It was the one to find out what state you should live in-and it was right. But what Facebook has done is rendered me unable to formulate a thought of more than five words without a prolonged period of thought. It's that tiny box that only lets you have a tiny thought before you run out of space. You may think that is a good thing. I am reduced to monosyllables in normal conversation. Again, you may think that’s a good thing. It gives me a headache. Sigh.

Then there is college football. It was the last straw. I love football. Grown up football. Where I understand the rules. I never watch college ball (I know, or NASCAR, but I'm trying to convert.) I tried to watch some of a college game last night and could not figure out what was going on. Maybe I was tired, maybe too much multi-tasking and tiny thoughts in tiny boxes but something in my brain snapped. I could not learn one more new thing. Sigh.

Here it comes. The busiest time of the year, the time that's suppose to be the most joyous time of the year. It’s time to be thankful, time to rejoice. This is not a good time for the hard drive in my head to crash. So I shut off the TV, started to read "Nicholas Nickelby" which is written by someone even wordier than I, and slowly, oh, so slowly......reboot.

I wish my head could defrag the way my computer does, but for now I think I'll try only running one program at a time, think outside the tiny box and wait until next season to learn one more new thing. Sigh. (of relief)

Keep the main thing the main thing. Be thankful. Rejoice.


Denise said…
Love this!!! Made me laugh.
I'm so thankful that the Word of God and the Presence of God is a "sure reboot" for all our brains!
Love you friend,

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