Turn Off Your Computer!

So I’m on line a lot. A whole lot. And today was a day of getting down to some planning of events and workshops for the Fall “semester”, or so I thought. A productive day for sure, meetings and schedules getting solidified, workshops taking more concrete shape. But do you ever have one of those days, where no one that you really need to hear form is emailing you back? Where your computer world just sloooows down? Facebook is quieter than normal, the inbox is full, but only of spam, does this ever happen to you? Well, today was that day for me, and I couldn’t help myself: I just kept on checking. Kept on going back to my laptop. And my laptop by the way! I love it! Truly. It’s sleek pseudo-enviro-friendly-aluminum-macbook pro-unibody, and long lasting battery, make me feel better about using it a lot. And don’t even get me started about my ical! But when nothing’s going on, why can’t I just take the hint and turn it off? Isn’t this is the more sustainable choice that praising the more earth friendly features of my closest computer friend? It may have taken me all day to learn this but I can take a hint. Really.

So I’m on line a lot. A whole lot. And today was a day of getting down to some planning of events and workshops for the Fall “semester”, or so I thought. A productive day for sure, meetings and schedules getting solidified, workshops taking more concrete shape. But do you ever have one of those days, where no one that you really need to hear form is emailing you back? Where your computer world just sloooows down? Facebook is quieter than normal, the inbox is full, but only of spam, does this ever happen to you? Well, today was that day for me, and I couldn’t help myself: I just kept on checking. Kept on going back to my laptop. And my laptop by the way! I love it! Truly. It’s sleek pseudo-enviro-friendly-aluminum-macbook pro-unibody, and long lasting battery, make me feel better about using it a lot. And don’t even get me started about my ical! But when nothing’s going on, why can’t I just take the hint and turn it off? Isn’t this is the more sustainable choice that praising the more earth friendly features of my closest computer friend? It may have taken me all day to learn this but I can take a hint. Really.

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