So then there was this other exciting thing that I’m learning to do, which is to build webpages, and I just realized that I love CSS. A lot.
But you probably don’t care about that.
Moving along, the top 5 other reasons I love the internet are:
1. Ravelry. Seriously – I use this weekly, although I’m not on message boards, because I don’t do message boards as a general rule. But I still love it.
2. Webcomics. I am a webcomic junkie. I get really sad when I finish reading them (and I read a lot of them). The ones I read daily/weekly are: The Devil’s Panties, Wapsi Square, Girls With Slingshots, Freakangels (updates weekly, on Fridays), Red’s Planet, Hark! A Vagrant (updates weekly-ish), Dar Comic, and Red String. I catch up on Sluggy Freelance in gigantic, marathon-style chunks.
5. Hulu. Recently, my husband and I gave up regular TV, mostly because we’re cheap enough to have old sets and too cheap to buy a digital converter. So anything I watch, TV-wise, is either DVD rentals or streamed online via Hulu. This category also encompasses CW TV online, and NBC (I think). Go, free television (it’s the way it should be, no?).
And while there are lots of other things (blogs, flickr, etc), those are my top 5. I have become such an internet junkie. I can honestly say that while I think I could manage back in the lawless days of 1995, when nobody had cell phones and reality TV was not really a big thing and fashion was sort of unfortunate, I would really miss my internet. We didn’t have it at home until after I went to college and had my own computer, so the fact that I have it wherever I want it, over wi-fi sometimes, completely blows my mind. iPhones remain a little unsettling, but awesome.
(And I love this blog because I think when I put tiny monkeys (or text referring to tiny monkey or Lemmy Kilmister) in the body copy somewhere, another random person finds me, which is completely weird.)