Just like MTV’s unplugged, we’ve gone all acoustic up in this joint. We’ve unplugged. We are off the grid. Okay, we aren’t really off the grid. That was a lie. We did unplug though and powered down. We turned off the computers and put the phones down for awhile. We took a much needed break from technology and the incessant buzz it creates. We went acoustic. We hosted an intimate gathering full of our acoustic stylings and story telling. We were rockstars in our own right. Okay, that’s possibly a lie too but whatever.
The weekend was full of long days, longer nights and spending time with real people. People in real life. People living in real time. It was nice. It was simple. I didn’t miss my phone. I didn’t miss my laptop. When I checked back in, I didn’t feel like I missed anything. My inbox wasn’t full of treasures and trinkets. It was full of junk mail. It was clogging up my inbox the way Kentucky Fried Chicken clogs up your arteries.
This weekend, we endured many sleepless nights and some napless days. We attended a party with toddlers and a pumpkin patch. My totzilla ate hay and picked a pumpkin from my friend’s front lawn as it was the designated pumpkin patch. We spent endless hours with family drinking tea and catching up on lost time and recounting old stories. What we didn’t do was check in with facebook, instagram or twitter. We were too busy living in real time and enjoying real life.
Do you ever unplug and power down? Do you take a break from technology?