Are you addicted to Birding-Aus?

Subject: Are you addicted to Birding-Aus?
Date: 30 Oct 96 13:24:54 +1100
Can you relate to some or all of the below! 
Top Signs of Net Addiction 
1. You wake up at 3 a.m. to go to the bathroom and stop to check  
your e-mail on the way back to bed. 
2. You get a tattoo that reads "This bird best viewed with Netscape 
Navigator 1.1 or higher." 
3. You name your children Russell and other famous email artists. 
4. You turn off your modem and get this awful empty feeling, like 
you just dipped on a lifer. 
5. You spend half of the plane trip with your laptop on your 
lap checking the trip reports and your child in the overhead  
6. You decide to stay in college for an additional year or two,   
just for the free birding-aus access. 
7. You laugh at people with 2400-baud modems. 
8. You start using smileys in your snail mail. 
9. Your hard drive crashes. You haven't logged in for two hours. 
You start to twitch.  You could be dipping on a lifer? 
You pick up the phone and manually dial your ISP's access number.   
You try to hum bird songs to communicate with the modem. And you  
10. You find yourself typing "com" after every period when using  
a word 
11. You refer to going to the bathroom as downloading. 
12. You start introducing yourself as "Tony at I-I-Net dot net dot com" 
13. All of your close birding friends have an @ in their names. 
14. You can't call your mother... she doesn't have a modem. 
15. You check your mail. It says "no new messages." So you check it  
again. surely there must be a rarity somewhere nearby? 
16. Your phone bill comes to your doorstep in a box. 
17. You don't know what sex three of your closest friends are, because 
they have neutral nicknames and you never bothered to ask. 
18. You move into a new house and decide to Netscape before you landscape. 
19. You tell the cab driver you live at 
20. You start tilting your head sideways to smile or when using your  
Tony Palliser  (Sydney, Australia)       
Phone   +61 2 9900 1678 or +61 2 94277563   
Fax     +61 2 9900 1669 
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