I was totally, utterly unplugged for the last week (save for my cell phone, which I turned on twice to check for voice mail). No web, no e-mail; and until yesterday, no TV or newspapers either. God, it was great. Monday and Tuesday nights, I was “camping” at Knoebels Grove in Elysburg, PA–I slept in a tent, at least, and cooked one meal with a wood fire. Of course, there was this amusement park next door where we spent most of our time, with some serious wooden roller coasters and a giant swimming pool to add to the distraction from daily reality.Wednesday night through Friday morning was spent with in-laws. I remained blissfully clueless, looking only at a local paper in Hazleton to make fun of the copy editing and get movie times.
I took my two boys to see two movies–Dr. Doolittle 2 and Jurassic Park III. They were both best seen with 7 and 10 year old boys. Again, I was unplugged–I pulled the plug on my brain and enjoyed the movies for what they were.
But now it's time to re-sync with the world; Wednesday is my first day on the job for Ziff Davis. I've got 1000 e-mails to clear from my inbox.