Megan Again: The Ghost And Mrs. Wirts
By Megan Wirts
You guys, I lied to you.
I lied to everyone.
Back in June, I wrote a column about how I was going to spend less time on social media and I made all these rules that I promised to follow…blah blah blah.
Well, it didn’t last and I’m coming clean.
I promised to spend at least one day a week social media free and even though I was able to do it a few times, it was primarily due to my being at a cabin in the middle of nowhere without any wifi.
I also promised to not have phones at the dinner table and...
...to have a phone free bedroom. These two I have really tried to keep up. There are times though that I have needed my phone at the table. For example, if we hear a song and my husband says:
Husband: Is this Katy Perry?
Me: No, I think it’s Selena Gomez.
Husband: Who? Pretty sure it’s Katy Perry.
Me: The Disney Channel girl. She does not sound like Katy Perry.
Husband: I know she doesn’t, because this is Katy Perry.
Me: It’s not. I know it’s not. It’s Selena Gomez.
Husband: You’re wrong.
Me: You’re wrong. I’m going to google it.
*Googles song lyrics*
We are both wrong, it’s Kelly Clarkson.
Husband: She sounds like Katy Perry.
Before Google we would just both stand firm in our wrongness without ever really knowing the truth.
There have also been a few times I have needed to have my phone in my room. Like when my alarm clock became possessed by some mysterious spirit and it would change its date to April 5, 2006 and the alarm set at 2:00am. It happened twice, for real!
The first time was following a creepy dream I had about a small child whispering, “I’m sorry Mama” in my ear. I sat up and screamed, then my alarm clock went off and I woke everyone else in the house up and they all thought I had lost my mind.
The second time it happened (minus the creepy dream), I woke up to the alarm, noticed that it said April 5, 2006 and it was 2:00am again and immediately took it outside and tossed it in the dumpster! I don’t know if I even believe in that stuff, but I’m not taking any chances and so my phone became my alarm clock again until I could get myself an alarm clock that was not possessed by a ghost child.
And now I will forever wonder what happened on April 5, 2006 at 2:00am.
So, I just wanted to come clean. I am a probably a social media addict and I think I’m being haunted.
Anyway, I love me some Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Occasionally the social media world will make me feel sad and left out, but I’m also nosy as heck and I like to talk to people. I have cut back on the amount of time I am on all of it because I don’t want to be a total hypocrite when I tell my kids to get off their phone/tablet and “GO OUTSIDE AND LIVE YOUR LIFE!”, but I’m still on it every day. Scrolling, commenting, tweeting and sharing.
You can follow me on Twitter @meganagainagain
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