Wednesday, October 14, 2009

MIA

So I've had some pretty exciting developments in my non-blogging life (take that as you like) and the sum of all points leads me to believe I will have very little computer access over the next two weeks.

So, apologies in advance for what I foretell will be a lighter post load than maybe you've grown to expect. But also. Do you know what this is like for me? NO INTERNET ACCESS. That's like... not being able to eat any sugar for two weeks. Like, I understand that other people, by force or by choice, live every day of their lives like that, but I personally have become so... what's the word... I think it might be ADDICTED. Yes, so ADDICTED to the internet that I can't even really conceive of an existence without it; I begin to panic even thinking about it.

Ok, well, on that note... I'll go console myself with some Robert Jordan.

30 comments:

Rachel Brady said...

Moonie,

Congrats on the exciting developments. I'm going to be unplugging myself next month for NaNoWriMo and it will be awful, I know. My sympathies.

Rachel

Laurel said...

Wait. What? Is that a teaser? We won't hear from you until January?

Stop the madness. Step away from the anti-technology interventionists now. Your minions depend on you.

Pamela DuMond, D.C. said...

Moonie

And this right after I linked to your blog to my blog today. (Sigh.)

Have fun!

DocPammy,D.C.

CKHB said...

We'll miss you!

Kristan said...

Aw, we'll miss you, but have fun! I hope you'll share the good news with us at some point?

Rachel said...

I think you should prepare for your upcoming...um, whatever.

So, how do you use the internet most frequently?

Blogging? You can journal.

Reading blogs? Download some episodes of "This American Life" to your iPod.

Wikipedia? Well, there's just no substitute, so you'll have to weep when you need wikipedia. I couldn't live without it. But maybe take notes on what you want to look at later.

Just trying to help the helpless situation. Best of luck. Hopefully your exciting...whatever is worthy of such sacrifice!

_*Rachel*_ said...

Now I'm interested, and you're not telling? Howzabout you send me a partial.

I'll be unplugging from almost everything for NaNoWriMo, too. I'll keep up with email, and maybe allow myself to check some of my regular writing blogs periodically, but I'm going to be pretty scarce.

Yasalaam, three Rachels! Just like my Arabic class!

jalexissmith said...

I can relate. I nearly had a conniption yesterday when the internet at Borders was down leaving me without email access for GASP 6 hours!!! It made me think I should get a blackberry. Did anything important happen during those hours? No. But the stress of not knowing about the assignment change, interview, or facebook message was unbearable. I nearly decided to text a friend to check my email for me but then it came back on and I was back in the loop. Good thing too, I would have missed a number of gchats.

Ann Victor said...

Take it from one who is currently controlling (albeit imperfectly) her own blogging addiction...it's hard. Really hard. But a supply of chocolate does ease the pain.

Charles Gramlich said...

I hope the exciting developments are indeed exciting, in a good way.

Kate said...

Ooh how exciting! I hope you are going on a safari or something - as opposed to, say, jail. Honestly, it's not that easy to get away from the internet these days.

fairyhedgehog said...

I was without the Internet for two weeks while on holiday. I don't recommend it.

Good luck with your exciting developments.

Majo said...

Make sure you pack plenty of toilet paper and soap!

WendyCinNYC said...

Oh, have fun doing whatever it is!

I think it's great to unplug for a while.

Lydia Sharp said...

I spent five days last week in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. No shower. No bed. NO INTERNET! I also couldn't work on my current WIP, which was the worst torture ever. Somehow, though, I survived. You'll be ah'ight.

And I'm with everyone else on, "Hope you don't leave us permanently in the dark about stuff." I expect a full report when you return. ;)

Chris Eldin said...

YAY for good news! Hope you have a great time!!
:-)

s.w. vaughn said...

Oh noes! No internetz?! I would die...

But congrats on the exciting personal developments! And may they sustain you in this time of darkness.

Whirlochre said...

No internet access?

Does such a thing exist?

Inkygirl said...

Egads, you poor thing (re: no Internet access)

On the other hand, whatever you're going to be doing is probably going to be exciting in a good way (I hope).

We'll miss you!

Debbie

Sherri said...

Can I come? I need some excitement in my life. I'm going to take that as a no.

You will be missed, Moonie. Have fun with your mystery developments.

(Word verification: shers. My new nickname.)

JES said...

my non-blogging life (take that as you like)

Oh, Moonie. Take that as we like? How can we take it as anything but the biggest damn oxymoron we're likely to come across today?

Sigh.

Oh, all right: very glad to hear about your offline excitement. Have fun at whatever-it-is! Take pictures! (Even if you have to Photoshop black tape over your own eyes.)

Melanie Avila said...

I've heard it gets a little easier with time.

*twitches*

I hope you have a good couple weeks

*checks facebook*

We'll miss you!

*twitters about dog*

Rebecca Knight said...

GAH! I totally get that. Whenever our internet goes out, I feel like I've lost one of my senses or something :P.

Have fun and good luck with whatever it is! :D

Anissa said...

You are totally going to have withdrawls. Hopefully sugar and caffeine exist in this new land. :) Have fun!

Kate said...

Have fun with the exciting developments! No internet, that's cruel.

Keith Popely said...

What's a "post load"?

Emily Cross said...

Oooooh now i'm seriously curious!

But congratulations on the upcoming ******(?) and hope everything wish for comes through! :)

I'll surf the internet twice as much (just for you ;) )

Linda said...

Well... hope the sum of all points leads to good stuff. Um, and will yo be giving up the GRAVITY'S RAINBOW ghost?

One day without internet and I get the shakes. Really. Goodluck - I'll miss you... Peace, Linda

Crystal Posey said...

Yay for exciting developments.

No internet? I don't know what that means?

Seriously, I'm not sure I understand how to function with out it anymore. It's fairly awful if mine goes out. I'm not pouty and cute. I am irate and intolerable. The Husband can vouch for this.

Jane Steen said...

Yeah I get to moan at the kids & husband for being online too much while knowing that while they're out, I'm here posting comments on people's blogs and checking out Facebook...

Rachel: Wikipedia? There's an app for that. As long as your iPhone's working, that is. I too am about to travel and will be frequently scanning for free wifi, which seems to be my best bet when in Europe.