Day 14

Today was a lazy Sunday.  I tried to unplug as much as I could.  I woke up and made a tasty breakfast, worked out, and then laid around and read.  I actually read more then 100 pages today.  That’s a first since I have been in here.  I feel like it was the first day that my attention span lasted more then 5 minutes.  I had a few visitors, but for the most part it was a quiet day.  Now I am going to watch an episode of The Wire and call it a night.

5 Responses to “Day 14”

  1. Molly Says:

    We saw you on CNN – you did great, and how cool to be profiled nationally! Love the bunny slippers, by the way.

    So far, it seems like you aren’t missing out on human interaction since you video chat a lot and have so many visitors. It’s a different kind of interaction, but still seems like you’re being social.

    But, do you miss interacting with your environment? Feeling rain on your face? Breathing in fresh air? I know you’re focusing on social media interaction, but isn’t there something to be said about interacting with nature + the physical world?

    Thanks for sharing!

  2. Petunia Says:

    Awesome… those photos could be straight out of RealSimple or something. I vote for more days like this!!

  3. Eric Says:

    Love the bunny slippers! Mari wants some now. I have to admit, the solitude and quiet that enables reading 100 pages a day sounds FANTASTIC. of course, 15 of those in a row maybe not so much.

  4. Heather Grace Stewart Says:

    Hey! You’re more than halfway there! I’ve been reading your blog every day. Hope you got my email about my poems on Social Networking. I think you must be deluged with emails etc. –will you unplug for a while once you’re done the experiment?

    I’d like to know if you’re getting sick of being addicted. You know you’re addicted to interaction online, but do you actually like it, or are you craving just sitting in a cafe with a friend and no techno gadgets?


  5. Cristin Says:

    @ Molly – The first couple of weeks I have been feeling fairly social, but now I am finding it harder to express myself and having real moments with people. Even video chatting has a surreal quality. When you are conscience of being on camera, it’s harder for people to be themselves. It is now starting to get a lot harder.

    @ Eric – Tell Mari to check out the thank you page for the bunnies.

    @ Heather – I think I will unplug for a while when this is over. I am addicted and I am getting sick of it. I’m implementing a ‘no Internet time’ for myself already otherwise I might go crazy.

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