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Mouse-Potatoes Unite!

Do YOU spent 5+ hours online or gaming?

You might be a... mouse-potato.

Our digital culture has given rise to Internet lingo. Enter the mouse potato.
I think I have found myself with a twist... because I'm not particularly overweight (although I have put on some weight of recent...) nor am I a habitual snacker.

A mouse potato is the computer equivalent of television's couch potato. Someone who tends to spend a great deal of leisure time in front of the computer in much the same way the couch potato does in front of the television.

Here's where I differ... a recent survey by the American Snack Food Association found that 85% of Web surfers snack at the computer. It has been observed that this habitual nibbling and relative inactivity can lead to development of a characteristic potato-like body form.

The Web's main lure for me is variety at the speed of thought! Now with these wonderful social networking sites and Web 2.0 apps, I can speed crazy hours online due to the capacity for interaction, an expression of personal creativity and an appetite for information of specific interest like Sisterlocks and other natural hair, skin and body care tidbits as well as WHATEVER the heck crosses my mind!

Don't get me started on how wonderful wireless technology has been for my HABIT!

I LOVVVVVEE the 'Net!

On the up-side... I have got to believe that my brain activity is HIGH. No Alzheimer's here... I get much mental stimulation. Yet, it IS probably counteracted by a lack of sleep-- which is NOT GOOD. I don't know about you but I totally lose track of time. I'm sometime shocked when I look at the time in the lower right side of my computer monitor. Well... like NOW for instance... goin' to bed...
It is a school night and I'm past my bed time.

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