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?