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Escaping the internet

by Brandon on June 2nd, 2006

On Saturday I began moving into my new place (a feat that wasn’t actually accomplished until Monday afternoon).  Upon arriving, I was hit with the realization that we wouldn’t have internet access here until we could get Comcast to come hook us up.  Fortunately it only took until yesterday (Thursday) for them to get schedule us in. 

After moving I didn’t even set up my computer until Wednesday.  I figured that without internet access there wasn’t much point (which I think in itself is interesting).  At the time I thought it would be a good break for me to be “disconnected” for a few days.  But mostly I was wrong. 

You see, even with no cable internet connectivity – I was never really disconnected.  Between work and my Windows Mobile phone (with it’s Sprint EVDO connection and slide-out keyboard) – I’m basically kept connected at all times.  Normally I think that’s a good thing.  I’m the kind of person who always wants to be “in the know” and on-top of what’s going on at all times. 

But occasionally it’s nice to take a break from it all and slow down even just for a few days.  What I learned this week is that doing that is becoming really hard.  I’ve been thinking about taking a vacation later in the summer, and I’m making the decision now to completely 100% disconnect myself while I’m gone (whenever and wherever it ends up being).  No laptop, no cell phone… nothing. 

Still, with everything going on lately (my trip to NY, moving to a new house, and other distractions) I’ve managed to fall behind on e-mail and my blog reading.  So if you’ve tried to contact me and I haven’t gotten back to you, you have my apologies.  I hope to get caught up this weekend at some point… we’ll see how that works out.

Oh yeah, if any of you have suggestions for travel locations… I’m all ears!

3 Comments
  1. Maldives! Pick one of the islands, they are all beautiful

  2. Janson permalink

    One of the Greek Islands is a good choice… Zante I went to last year and don’t regret it… has a bit of everything really and some regular trips to the mainland if you fancy that as well.

    Some of the bars have a lot of live sports coverage if you like that, but also some more traditional areas as well

    Hope you have fun, and manage to chill wherever you go!

  3. NickW permalink

    Hey Brandon,

    I lobbed onto your blog following some WDS dev stuff (we’re undertaking one now, contact me if interested in details) but
    noticed this post and figured I’d reply and let you know that I personally think Barbados is a waay cool place to kick back
    without internet access or anything else really. Great food, good surfing, sailing and diving, and plenty of laid-back locals. 🙂

    Cheers,

    NickW

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