Scientists have called time travel an impossibility, however I stand before you today saying that time travel is in fact possible. Not only is it possible, it is easily achieved. Yes, you too can travel back to the stone age. All you have to do is go for an extended period of time without the internet. ha!
Seriously though, for those of you who thought it impossible, I have lived for two weeks without internet and not only that I have lived to tell about it. I will admit it was a pretty rough to weeks which is a bit of a shame that I rely so on the internet, however I have been online for as long as I can remember so what do you expect?
A few observations from my time ‘offline’:
1 – My cell battery dies a lot more quickly than usual. Normally I have to charge it about once every two or three days give or take. However, without internet I was using my cell as my primary link to the outside world. Responding to important emails (I was right in the midst of registering for classes, applying for loans etc.), checking tweets, tweeting for myself etc. Using my phone this much in a day caused the battery to die almost every day. Poor thing took a lot of wear and tear over the last couple of weeks.
2 – On the same note, I hate replying to emails on my cell. Absolutely hate it.
3 – I read a TON without internet. I normally read a lot during the summer months anyways (*forget* pleasure reading during the school year) but without internet I read a ton more. Over the course of my two weeks in the stone age I:
- finished The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards.
- started and finished The Birth House by Ami McKay.
- reread Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life by Amy Krouse Rosenthal.
- started and finished The Patient by Michael Palmer
- started and finished The Condition by Jennifer Haigh.
- started Kiss by Ted Dekker and Erin Healy.
ps. all of these books are highly recommended. Seriously if you are looking for a book to read, pick up any one of these and you won’t be disappointed.
4- My studio is still insanely messy regardless of whether or not I am connected to the internet.
5 – I almost never turned on my computer. Music was listened to solely through the iPod and the computer was basically only turned on to charge the iPod and edit a few pictures.
6 – I seem to take a lot more pictures when I don’t have internet. This may have been due to the fact that the two weeks without internet happened to provide very nice light for photo taking.
7 – I seemed to acquire a lot of magazines over the past two weeks. (I’ve gotta get my eye candy somehow!!) Some faves included: August Nylon with Sienna Miller on the cover and the September Marie Claire with Ashley Olsen on the cover.
8 – I should really have redone my inspiration wires in my room. Lame!
9 – I wished I was in my apartment in the city so I could steal – uhhm – borrow internet from those poor suckers around me who don’t put a password on their wireless. Or so I could walk to the Starbucks five minutes away from my apartment.
10 – I missed all of yoooouuuu!!!!