Tuesday, February 22, 2011

the land before the new york times

just add coffee

The other night at a dinner party, a friend asked me if I wanted to borrow a book, and instead of reflexively saying yes! which I am wont to do whenever this friend recommends a book, I respectfully declined because I actually have too many other things to read right now. When I revealed that those other things included 2 weeks worth of old newspapers, someone else scoffed and said "why? they're irrelevant!" (here's a tip: if you want to make people feel good about themselves and enjoy spending time with you, don't tell them their goals are irrelevant)

You know what? I don't read the news every day. I don't even read the news every other day. Those 2 weeks of newspapers are actually really informative for me, and I have no intention of pitching them into the recycling bin unread. I understand if all of you horrified news hounds decide to leave this blog in the dust and move on to more informed pastures.

All of this is to say that I am instituting Screen Free Sundays in an effort to avoid piles of blue plastic bags filled with prehistoric information. No blog reading. No blog posting. No email checking. No work hub checking. No picture posting. Nothing. Nada. Analog only, with the exception of using my phone, which now has a pretty sizable screen because I finally upgraded to a smartphone, and my ipod because life with a soundtrack is just more enjoyable sometimes.

4 comments:

Arthur said...

I really like your style. Screen free Sundays? Worth trying out. Not irrelevant ;)

herding tapeworms said...

ha. thanks arthur. you're not too shabby yourself.

Arthur said...

Another addition to screen free Sundays?

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/23/dining/reviews/23unde.html?_r=1&hp

Or, any day...

herding tapeworms said...

if you ever make it to the big city, it's you, me, and a day of donuts. sign me up.