Technology-free Sundays: Have I gone crazy?February 2, 2012 at 12:42 am | Posted in Tech-free Sundays | 3 Comments
Tags: Amish Project, email, Facebook, Jake Reilly, no technology, off the grid, Tech-free Sundays, technology, Twitter
Have I gone a bit crazy? Maybe so. But after writing a blog post for work (which you can see here), I want to take the challenge. I want to be technology-free on Sundays.
With the job I have, being tech-free on a daily basis isn’t feasible. We are glued to our computers, blogging, writing, editing, posting … We depend on technology.
I have always been fascinated by the “off the grid” lifestyle. I have always wanted to go that way, even refusing to get a smartphone. That was until I gave in, and I am in a deeper hole now than I am before. Batman even yells at me for using my phone so much. Ek!
“But Batman, I have to save the world. Just one more click .. aww! Look at the kitties!”
So, in my household I am implementing this tech-free experiment. Sundays are a great day because major offices I need to call and bitch at are closed; it’s the Sabbath; it’s the first day of my weekend; Batman only works until 4 p.m.
Here is my list of can’t use:
- Cellphone (unless an emergency) I was considering turning it on when I go to bed to use as an alarm, but I think I will use a traditional alarm for both nights.
- TV until after midnight (this is a maybe.)
Now, can use:
- Cooking devices
- radio (traditional, not the satellite type)
- movie theater (if anything is even good)
- TV if I go over to a friend’s place, i.e. SuperBowl
Now, this changes if I work on a Sunday, which happens from time to time. So I will do a partial day, up until I go to work. I might leave my phone off still, because you can still get at me via email/Facebook/Twitter/Gchat.
Will you join me? Say yes, please? It would be awesome to get together and TALK, play games, enjoy each other’s company.
If you want me to write you a letter (yes, a traditional letter), send your address to me via email, text message or, hey! call me! I will write you a nice letter on Sundays. I love writing, so why not?
P.S. Thank you, Jake Reilly.