Okay, so the title might be a little flamboyant, but I do love the online world. I hate errands, wasting any time, and saving money, so I do everything I can online.
My Online Favorites
I used to have direct deposit with my day job and now I use a smart phone application to deposit the checks that Mr. BFS gets from reffing or we receive for rent. And Amazon, Craigslist, and Ebay are usually the first places I go for anything but food…and I sometimes even find specific food stuff on them too like Terry’s chocolate oranges or cheaper Total Raisin Bran when Mr. BFS was on that kick last year.
In short, between my job and everything else I just mentioned, I spend more time online than I do “in real life”, lol. I spend a good amount of time in the evenings on the highest paying survey sites just to make a little extra side income. They are actually kind of fun depending the on the type of surveys you get.
And I wouldn’t change a thing.
Seriously, the web is amazing. For example, yesterday was a close friend’s birthday (Happy Birthday D!) and Mr. BFS and I just weren’t having any luck with gift ideas. But last Friday, I went with our group of friends to a discount movie theater. For $3 each, we saw “Wreck It Ralph” and “Mama”.
Well, D loved Mama and said she would buy it when it came out. Since she rarely re-watches ANY movie, WOOT, gift idea in the bag! I pre-ordered it on Amazon for her and printed out a picture to give her along with its estimated delivery date. Watching for Amazon discounts really pays off. There’s so many deals.
When I was a kid 20+ years ago, pre-ordering a DVD or scanning a check into my account via a phone would sound as magical as unicorns or fairy dust. It is amazing to think what the internet truly gives us that we didn’t have before.
And you don’t even have to use a credit card anymore. If you don’t want to give out your personal info, like your credit card stuff, you can use products like Visa Prepaid cards to shop instead. Plus, most Visa Prepaid cards have added security benefits like Purchase Security and the Zero Liability policy to protect you in the case of theft or other mishaps.
The internet is how I blog. It’s how I run my business. It’s how I bank, learn, and shop. It’s business and entertainment. It’s a magical, amazing invention and one of the main reasons that I would never time travel backwards much even if given the chance (that and air conditioning and the lack of women’s rights not long ago). Yay for electricity and the inventions that followed. Yay for the internet!
Are you addicted to the world wide web? Or what is your favorite addiction?