gotta split for a while. yeah, i know you're all gonna miss me. get out the tissue box. had a revelation while driving alone in the snowstorm on sunday. i used to have a phone answering machine that took regular casette tapes. i therefore kept the tapes for journalistic purposes. glad i did. while driving in the snow i listened to about an hours worth of 12 year old phone messages. what i learned.... i used to have more friends. i was a lot more creative. i used to do a lot more fun things. i seemed more vibrant and alive, i could tell by the enthusiasm of the people leaving messages. i had more things going on in my life, school, other shows, theater. what's different? the damn internet is what's different. i spend a good 2 to 4 hours a day (sometimes more) doing nothing but wasting time here. i'm doing it right now in fact. i need to turn over a new leaf, and i figure if i go public with it i have more of a chance of adhereing to it. i shall from now on only check my emails in the morning and early evening. all other times my computer will be turned off, and my goal is to get to a point where i check my emails only about 2X a week and use the computer only when absolutely necessary. THERE! I SAID IT, NOW I GOTTA LIVE IT. my name is joe nerve, and i'm an internet junky. i suddenly feel as if a weight has been lifted. see yas.