Oh internet why must you taunt me?

Canada Day Fireworks
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When I used to be completely addicated to the internet (used to be?), and spend hours on end just browsing various sites, blogs and what not (oh right, I have a life now)… I used to religiously visit four specific people’s sites/blog/what-not. One in particular was a site called Daily Dose of Imagery.

DDOI is the photoblog of a guy named Sam Javanrouh; a creative director who happens to be an amazing photographer living in Toronto and was the sole reason I even fell in love with this city. I discovered him through some fluke (or someone’s blog that doesn’t exist anymore) about 6 or 7 years ago and have been visiting ever since. He shares one photo from the millions he takes every day, and each photo is breathtaking. Side-note: I do wish he’d appreciate someone like me more and at least respond to even one of my questions but I suppose I could try writing him an email instead of just asking in the comments. But then, why have comments enabled for the photos at all?

That brings me to the reason I wanted to write this post in the first place. As I realised that I hadn’t been to Sam’s site in weeks, I went there today and started browsing through the older photos via the ‘day before’ link at the left corners of the daily photo. And that’s when I realised that I missed quite a number of fun events while I was on holidays in Ireland. Like Luminato (specifically the Silent Dance Party), and And the first thought that went through my mind was, “This is why I love the internet, because I can find out about events like this!” Immediately followed by, “After the fact…”

So I ask the internets… why must you taunt me? Why must you show me cool events like this only after I have well missed the opportunity to partake? Why, damn you, why?!!

Ok, I’m done. I’d like to dedicate this post to Independence Day in The U.S. I’m here and I might as well celebrate it on my blog. So now, as I celebrate this day with the Americans… I’m sure that I’m missing some wonderful event in Toronto that I will only find out about because of the internets. Such is life I suppose.

Anyway, Happy Independence Day!

responses to “Oh internet why must you taunt me?” 7

  1. Canucklehead – I never said I was looking for a cure (though I think going outdoors without electronics usually helps) =P

    Monique – Thanks! I had a blast in New York on the 4th of July!

    Chris – So very true!! The internets are the new books!! Now if only they’d start selling novels on the internet…

    Spciybug – Welcome! I suppose it has happened to us all at one time or another! I think I prefer finding out later rather than knowing about it and not being able to go though!

    Laura – Looks like it! Maybe next time it will be perfect timing and you’ll hear about it just as it’s about to start?!

    Moolah – Definitely. I think it should be a prerequisite for being a blogger to have gone through something similar! lol

    Thanks everyone for your wonderful comments!

  2. Made me laugh about missing events online. I am always finding that. But I seem to be getting nearer misses. I just missed the last one by a couple of days. The one before that was just a week belated. So, there is hope. 🙂

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  3. The same thing happens to me a lot. I find tons of things that I have missed out on. Story of my life, day late and a dollar short!

  4. I think everyone is addicted at one point or another. I just do what I do then get off. Before it was crazy! haha.

    I love seeing all these places on the internet. If I cant travel the world, at least I can see the world through the eyes of everyone else. Its pretty amazing considering just 10 years ago that was next to impossible without looking through books. Now all you have to do is SEARCH!!!

  5. I do the same thing… find pictures and facts about events that I missed a week or so ago. It makes me batty!

    Happy 4th hun!

  6. Internet addict? If you find a 12-step program – well, consider subscribing me to the newsletter. Oh wait, forget it – I’ll just visit the site. Cheers!

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