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Roughing It July 20, 2007

Posted by gordonwatts in life.

Remember those people in High School that couldn’t go camping because there was no place to plug in their hair dryer (hey — I grew up in New Jersey)? Well, the modern day equivalent, I suppose, is living without Internet.

I’m doing it. I’m proud to say that I’ve not cracked yet. But so far it is a study in deprivation. I only have Internet at work – so I tend to be focused a bit more on work when I’m there than normal. When I’m home, I have on Internet, so I either read (!!) or I work on something I’ve downloaded to the computer. The up shot is I’ve stopped doing most of the fun things on the Internet — like reading other people’s blogs, looking at the flickr site, or, generally, relaxing. It has only been about 3 or 4 days so I’ve not gone around the bend yet — but I can feel it coming. 🙂 I might have to go out an do something fun – like take a boat to an island or something!

P.S. Fortunately, my blog writing tool will let me compose most of these while I’m offline!



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