Pillow talk


Carly Knobloch wrote a wonderful post about how much time is too much phone time in the bedroom and I thought I would give my response here.

I vote that any time is too much time.  My phone only makes it into the bedroom if it’s during the day and I’m barricading myself in because I’m a grouchy bear or I’m expecting an emergency phone call from family.

My phone stays in the living room on my table/file cabinet right along with my laptop, tablet and iPod.  None of that makes it to the bedroom since I much prefer to fall asleep to absolute quiet with no distractions in the form of things that can light up my dark room, ding or otherwise do things to disturb me during my downtime.

I do not use it as an alarm clock.  It’s way too tantalizing to check email or reply to texts when I pick it up in order to check the time.  I have one of those old fashioned gadgets called an alarm clock.  You know, that thing that makes an extremely annoying buzzing sound at the proscribed time each morning.  It is even newfangled enough to have a second alarm so I don’t have to fuss around with it in the dark to set it so my boyfriend will get up at the correct time several hours after I get up.

I may be the black sheep here but some days I regret ever getting a cell phone and internet.

Yes, a cell phone has allowed my family to reach me no matter what but that is a good thing AND a bad thing.  There are times when I just want to escape without leaving home, which I do  manage but I shouldn’t have to hide from everyone after I hide my phone and other electronic gadgets in order to do so.  Gone are the days where if I wasn’t near my landline they would have to call back or hope I checked the call display to find out that they called and call them back.  Gone are the days where I could enjoy a less stressful day with a good book at the beach because they always manage to find me even if they don’t know me personally or whether they are there physically or not.

What say my readers?  How much time is too much phone time in the bedroom?

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About tj6james6

I write fanfiction for Southern Vampire Mysteries and True Blood. I pre-read/edit/beta others stories and I am attempting to get myself out of a rut and back into life rather than sitting here contemplating a blank page.

Posted on August 10, 2014, in articles, interesting, Life in general, life lessons, ultimate blog challenge and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I don’t have a landline So I have to cart my cellphone everywhere in the house cuz the ringer is not loud enuf….I wish we still had a landline….n it is annoying to get emails when ur on the verge of sleep

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