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Shock Therapy

So you’ve heard me complain about being bored with the internet. I know, it’s blasphemous. When I have these occasional episodes, there is clearly something wrong with me. I need to realign my priorities and stop being distracted by the real world.

So we are house sitting this weekend in a house that HAS NO INTERNET. That’s right. NO INTERNET FOR FOUR DAYS. I’m going to read books. And do some crochet. And pet some doggies. And read a bit more. And uh, think about stuff. And um, not watch cat videos for four days.

It’s going to be hard. Haaaaard. I’m also not going to be able to work, which is also haaaard. I like work, and I have a lot of it do to. And thinking about not working makes my eye twitch a little.

Do you see what I am doing here? I am battling against relaxation. I have to force myself to do it.

I’m actually really looking forward ┬áto petting doggies, sitting in front of a fireplace and catching up on reading.

I can go four days without internet. I CAN. I can quit whenever I want. If you see a bleary eyed person driving around Portland with a laptop trolling for wifi at three in the morning, it’s NOT me.


  1. There are always podcasts to occupy you while your unplugged. We recommend Radiolab WNYC for some thought provoking listening. Some other favs of ours may not be suitable for your reading audience. :). Cheers.

  2. Try keeping paper and pencil with you. The creative spirit thrives when the mind disconnects from the internet. When I disconnect, I keep a pen and paper handy for notes (sometimes a notebook), and write creative ideas that come to mind. One may think that these thoughts can be recalled, but there’s something about the conventional, machine user-interface etc that blocks recall of the finest, gold-lined threads. You want to remember them for inspiration when you re-connect.. Enjoy the experience!

  3. its just like getting off any other habit. the first 24 hours will make you crazy, then the intense cravings subside. you might find that it is kinda nice, lol.

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