What God Has Joined Together...

…..Let no technology put asunder! Yes, technology has become a serious contender in this business of asunder!
When the electronic mailing system was intoduced years ago, we thought life couldn't be any easier. Communication, hitherto, had involved penning letters to pals across the world or ringing friends on the tabletop telephones {if your folks could afford them}. The convenience of e-mails was second to none and those who couldnt afford a PC, needn't worry as cyber cafes sprouted in every nook and cranny of the country! This was a few years back.

Laptops, mobile web and {relatively} affordable internet data plan later, the world become a really close-knit community. Then, the smartphone Blackberry hit the scene and social life as we know it has never been the same.


A few months ago, I was watching this episode of House, where this lady was dying {but of course} and needed emergency surgery. Her consent was needed to perform the surgery but she was tarrying in giving it because she wanted to sample the opinion of her online friends first before she makes her decision. I remember thinking, “How foolish can a girl be”, considering that her husband, the person whose opinion is supposed to matter the most, was sitting right by her side, begging her to consent to the surgery, begging her to live for him and she was busy tweeting, blogging, face-booking, my-spacing, you-tubing her predicament! I also remembered thinking, “This could only happen in the make-believe world of television”. How wrong I was. I am an example of how wrong I was!

Technology, for all purposes and intents, is meant to ease processes. Since the emergence of these smartphones and tablets on the social scene, communicating amongst friends and lovers has become super simplified. With the social networking apps on those phones, it feels like you have the whole world on the palm of your hands, literally!

I met my Kenyan baby sister @JeriMasala on Twitter…awesome chic…and today, I’m waiting anxiously for the birth of her Precious Cargo in a few days time! Technology gave me this…

I used to log novels and magazines around with me all the time to guard against boredom and brain atrophy. These days, I simply log on to blogs like GISTDOTCOM, ThirdWorldProfashional, Stella’s Addiction, LightHerLamp, ForStyleSake, Bella Naija and Linda Ikeji for my daily fix of quality edutainment. Technology gave me that….

When my kid sister @Labelleace and my hoodfriends @Poshbug and @Eseosaaa left Naija, I thought that was it! Mundane chit-chats would now have to be over the phone and even then, it’ld be hurried convos seeing as the calling party will be watching the airtime being consumed. Yahoo and google chats are even loooon things. With BBM, I got to keep up with Poshbug….heck, I knew when her fiancé proposed to Eseosa; saw the ring sef as though it happened right next to me! When just chatting over messengers is not enough, I get to see my sis face to face as we talk courtesy of Facetime by iPhone. Technology afforded me that….

From the comforts of the restroom, I can easily make a purchase from anywhere in the world. Recently, I acquired this pair of shoes whilst browsing The Shoe Store on Facebook, at a bargain price and with little or no hassles. Technology made that possible.....





Not to forget being able to reach a wider audience should advertising be your area of interest. Technology has done us a wealth of good!!

Now, allow me to introduce y'all to the concept simply known as Tarnishing A Blessing....when someone tries to take undue advantage of a kind act/gesture.
"It's either my crackberry or my marriage! I choose my man.....PING ME NOT!" This, was my blackberry messenger status update a few months back! I kid not! Its really either my BB or my man! The attention i accord that little piece of technology is currently bordering on obsession...it left addiction a long time ago!!! Suddenly, it seems like i spend all my time trying to communicate with my online friends, some of whom i've never met and might never meet rather than communicate with my best half who's been subtly seeking my attention! I called that woman in that House episode foolish but hey, the joke is on me! Somehow, i have morphed into her and while her story is make-believe, mine is a glaring reality! The joke is seriously on me.

So to my baby, today: I pledge/promise to give you 100% 75% attention whenever we are hanging together, indoors or outdoors. The other 25% i will give my online friends and even that, only when you are off to the loo. You'll never question my attention royalty ever again. I am so sorry for everything! You know I love you toooo much! *wink*

So, i'm going to stop here...just heard himself {forgive me Daks..plus its in small letter sef} come in! But till i blog again, if you are not following this blog, better press your hand on the follow button right now! If you are on twitter, and i'm not following you and most importantly, you are not following me, look for
@Zitera...lets do the follow-follow dance! And i promise, that 25% cannot be anything but quality attention!
God bless my online friends today!
Toodles....xxx

9 comments:

jerominababies said...

Reality Check...lovely,true and straight to the point.

Sisi Yemmie ™ said...

my boo will kick me if he catches me with any of these gadgets when he's around...lol

HoneyDame said...

lmao....correct percentage jare, Hazel. I think I am the only one on this face of the earth who doesnt use a bb yet....Cant wait...

Jaycee said...

Relationships cannot be shared with technology. My boo demands higher attention as well, lol. :)

Anonymous said...

@Jerominababies- It was reality check my dear! Subtly, this ish is destroying relationships!
@Sisi_yemmie - I don't blame him. Imagine the rival for ur man's attention being his phone! RiDUNculous...
@Honeydame - O_o! You don't have a BB? I hail thee! Pls don't let that bug bite. BB is addiction in a black case.
@Jaycee - Yea, we really should draw a line!
Thank you all for commenting! Xoxo...

Anonymous said...

@Jerominababies- It was reality check my dear! Subtly, this ish is destroying relationships!
@Sisi_yemmie - I don't blame him. Imagine the rival for ur man's attention being his phone! RiDUNculous...
@Honeydame - O_o! You don't have a BB? I hail thee! Pls don't let that bug bite. BB is addiction in a black case.
@Jaycee - Yea, we really should draw a line!
Thank you all for commenting! Xoxo.

Anonymous said...

@Jerominababies- It was reality check my dear! Subtly, this ish is destroying relationships!
@Sisi_yemmie - I don't blame him. Imagine the rival for ur man's attention being his phone! RiDUNculous...
@Honeydame - O_o! You don't have a BB? I hail thee! Pls don't let that bug bite. BB is addiction in a black case.
@Jaycee - Yea, we really should draw a line!
Thank you all for commenting! Xoxo.

Wise Sage said...

Ok. Now i'm following you (as Your Royal Obsessed-ness commanded). Here and on twitter. I demand my share of the 25%, it's right there in the terms of engagement! Hey, i think we just signed a pre-nup, my very first pre-nup...Yay! Uh-Oh, now who seems obsessed?! I'm getting outta here before i stick my foot further in... :D

Hazel said...

@Wise Sage, you will definitely get your share of the 25%. Don't say i didnt warn u!

Off to your blog...x