addiction

Reflections of Facebook

I challenged myself. I surprised all my peers by actually killing myself off of a social network.

Most people that know me would take it upon themselves to call me a social media buff, with an account for nearly everything. A Facebook, a Tumblr (vpshit.tumblr.com), a Twitter (@thisguypatrick), an Instagram (@thisguypatrick), a GetGlue, a Foursquare, Snapchat, a personal Blogger, a Google+, an AIM  (but let’s not kid ourselves here, no one uses that shit anymore), and this currently stagnant WordPress.

Just last week, however, I deactivated my Facebook. I wanted to take time away from the computer, from looking at my phone, from making stupid status updates irrelevant to nearly all of my friends list. And for a bit it worked, barely.

While I no longer automatically click the Facebook bookmark as soon as I open Google Chrome, I do find myself more inclined to open YouTube, Google Music, Twitter, and Tumblr.

Essentially, by taking myself off of one social network, I’ve been able to dedicate more time to other things that require my attention to be on my laptop. And with finals on the way, this does not seem good for me.

I will keep you updated on this.

Sleep.

It’s been a long while since I’ve actually gotten a full night of sleep. Every night, I drop dead at 1/1:30 just to wake up 5 or 6 hours later at 6/7.
Now, people seem to blame it on my ‘caffeine addiction.’ No, I can go without coffee. I’m not addicted. I love coffee, but I don’t depend on it to get through the day.
I’m just generally tired.
Everyday, I go walk 2 miles to get home. I have tons of homework to do as soon as I get home, and with or without procrastination, said work will take about 5 hours anyway.
People believe that I don’t get enough sleep because I try to take a two hour nap every day. Wrong. I sleep at the same time, every day.
I don’t get enough sleep because I’m overworked and as a young man need to balance a healthy social life.
Anyone have tips on how to better manage time?
Leave a comment if you have any of the same problems!

Earworm: “Hurricane” by Thirty Seconds to Mars

Ah, Thirty Seconds to Mars. Your lyrics are enthralling and exciting and ignite that curiosity in your audience. A lot of people like to question the lyrics from any band, and some just like to memorize the lyrics and sing them by heart. With a lot of the songs from the album This Is War, you can only memorize certain lyrics due to the complexity. Lyrics that get stuck in your head and resound over and over and over again. That makes Hurricane today’s Earworm. These lyrics. Just… Echo.

“Tell me would you kill, to save a life?
Tell me would you kill, to prove you’re right?
Crash crash
Burn, let it all burn.
This hurricane chases us all under ground.

No matter how many deaths that I die, I will never forget.
No matter how many lives that I live, I will never regret.
There is a fire inside of this heart and a riot about to explode in flames.
Where is your God?
Where is your God?
Where is your God?”

Those are the lyrics I pretty much know by heart, of course the first stanza is the chorus.

Here’s the short film that is the music video for Hurricane. (WARNING: NSFW DUE TO NUDITY, PARTIAL NUDITY, VIOLENCE, AND GRAPHIC SEXUAL DEPICTIONS)

And here is the lyric video.