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Roughing It July 20, 2007

Posted by gordonwatts in life.
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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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