An Internet-less Life

It’s been almost a week since I lost wireless in my apartment.  The contract was in my roommate’s name, and she has moved out and taken the internet with her.  It’s only until the end of May, when I’ll be moving out, but for the next three weeks I have no TV, no internet, and no roommates.

I’ve noticed a few things.  One, I’ve been sleeping and reading even more than usual.  There’s not a whole lot else to do.  Two, the things that I need to do, but don’t want to, still aren’t necessarily getting done.  The fact is, I have little motivation to take out the recycling, or organize the kitchen.  Even without the distractions of facebook or mindless TV, it still isn’t happening.  Three, with limited time on the internet when I’m visiting friends or at the library (as I am now), I do a lot less of the time-wasting browsing- no PerezHilton.com, no yahoo headlines, less Twitter.  I feel less informed, but at the same time I recognize that most of the things I learned by reading random articles was fairly useless.

What do you do when you don’t have the internet? Do you notice your habits changing?

10 thoughts on “An Internet-less Life

  1. LeeB.

    Well fortunately I am have the internet at home and at work. But I have been trying to get online less on weekends and do more reading and organizing things around the house.

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  2. Tee

    I’ve been staying with my daughter and her husband for the last two weeks and their new baby. I brought my laptop, but things were busy enough that I only went online about two times a day, and then most of that time was spent skimming through my regular websites. I did little posting and I was amazed how well the internet did without me. LOL. Even on Facebook, I realized how silly most of the messages really are and passed over the majority of them. I had no books to read, but quite a few of my reserves came into the library while I’ve been away. I am so behind in reading. I leave for home tomorrow and I wonder if I’ll get back into the groove on the computer or whether I’ll scale back. We’ll see.

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  3. LinnieGayl AAR

    The times I have limited or no internet are usually when I’m traveling, and I find I do more reading than normal sitting in airports or on planes. Then, in the strange-to-me location I get out and do more walking and exploring.

    During the odd periodic power outage here I also turn to reading, unless it’s after dark :) Then I’ll just listen to an audiobook until my phone gets dangerously close to running out of power.

    I was in the hospital for a couple weeks a few years ago and could only access the internet from a few computers they had set up for families at different points on the floor. I would usually check in to my email for very brief periods each day, but then spent the rest of my time reading (and thank goodness for the ability to download all kinds of books on my Kindle).

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