My Temporary Apocalypse


The title of this blog post may be a little dramatic, but only because I managed to experience what life would be like without Facebook and a cell phone. Talk about going back in time to the 20th century. I survived 4 days without Facebook, roughly 16 hours without a phone, and am barely surviving without a smart phone. Phew… 

Your first thought was probably “What made her deactivate her Facebook in the first place?” Yes, I realize that, 9 times out of 10, people part ways with Facebook because of drama. I’ll just say I’m partial. I really just needed a break from it. I was constantly checking it when I woke up, on the elevator, at stop signs and when I got home from work. I was wasting too much of my valuable “me time” on it. Surely, I’m not the only one, right? Are there any AA type classes for Facebook addictees? So, I thought I would deactivate my FB for a week or so to “sober up”. Nothing too extreme…

I was talking to someone in my office before leaving work on Friday about going to Dallas Beerfest 2012. I had to explain to her why I couldn’t Facebook message her if I ended up going because I deactivated my account. So, we exchanged numbers and she made a comment about what the world would possibly be like without phones and how we can’t survive without phones in this day and age. Who knew I would be without my phone later that night? Shoot me. Just a few hours later, my Blackberry took a dive into a large cup of coke. Joy…

So, here I am in Uptown trying to meet up with a few different people without a phone. What do I resort to? My friend’s Facebook. So, I only partially broke my FB sobriety. Don’t judge me. 

The next morning I had a slight panic attack of what I was going to do without a phone. My life was/is on my BlackBerry, my $600 Blackberry at that. Luckily, I can text the very few numbers I have memorized from my iPad and I was able to get a hold of my mom who was also having a slight panic attack when she found out I wasn’t on Facebook. I literally had “slim to none” contact with the outside world. I’ll admit, when I wasn’t freaking out, I was kind of enjoying it.

Because I didn’t have any way of communicating with my family and close friends, I decided to get back on Facebook. Major “-_-” moment. And I am now temporarily using a Samsung Smiley. Died… I think I had a better phone than this when I was in 8th grade. 

I guess my apocalypse is slowly coming to an end, but I still feel like I’m living in the 20th century. If anyone needs to get a hold of me, call me. I can’t handle texting on this damn phone. 






Football, Beerfest, and no Beer?

What was I thinking when I decided to go on a no beer diet for the next 30 days?

I have always been a beer girl, but I developed a new love for beer when I started getting my feet wet with craft beers at the beginning of the summer. Some of my new favorite beers include McMurray’s Irish Stout, Tripel Karmeliet (which will kick you in your ass if you’re not careful), VBC Golden Monkey and Shiner’s Wild Hare P.A. I was to the point where when we were all going out, I was ordering these very hoppy beers while all of my girlfriends were ordering vokda waters and Michelob Ultras. Who would have thought that craft beers have more calories than the standard light lager? (total FML moment…)

The Dallas Cowboys have their first game of the season tonight. I could totally go for a beer at a local pub and pretend like I know what’s going on while surrounded by tipsy guys that just got off work. Even bigger bummer: The Common Table’s Beerfest -my favorite place to go in Uptown for a good beer- is this Saturday! Talk about terrible timing on my part.

We’ll see how long this lasts…