SA-bound, unplugged

I’m going to spend the latter half of the week in San Antonio at the national PBS conference. Though it would have been fun to travel further away, I’m actually kind of excited to go to San Antonio. I haven’t been there in at least a decade. The hotel is at the River Walk, so I’m sure I’ll check that scene out. My friend Marisa told me to go to the Museo Alameda to see their exhibit of social sculpture. If you know of anything else cool happening this week, please let me know. Most of my daytime hours are full, but my evenings are free. Mostly.

The internet and cable came back this weekend. I realized, not having the internet at home for over two weeks, just how much of a time suck it is. I’m at a computer all day, and typically at night I’m online at home. Instead of zoning out in front of the TV, I zone out in front of the computer. There’s just so much to read… So over the past three weekends, internet-free, I’ve gotten all sorts of things accomplished. The main thing this weekend was painting the bathroom. You wouldn’t think it would take too long to do that, but you would be wrong. Especially since I bought the wrong color the first time. And Home Depot near the Heights is still not fully functional, so everyone was going to the (much more expensive) Lowe’s just down the street. So I lost a couple of hours just dealing with getting a color that worked. It looks so nice in there now that it was totally worth the effort.

See, once the distraction was taken away, I started seeing things with new eyes. The cobweb in the corner of the living room. The dingy paint in the bathroom. And I’ve enjoyed being so busy. I’m thinking I’m going to pretend the internet doesn’t work at least one day per weekend. It’s healthy to be unplugged every now and then.