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off the grid

technologyAnna KellerComment

lots of bloggers talk about 'unplugging' - you know, going off the wireless grid on the weekends or whatever to make sure they aren't addicted to Instagram and to ensure that their kids are getting the same amount of attention that their Facebook feed is.  now, I never feel the need to do this.  sure, I spend an unhealthy amount of time scrolling through Feedly (my new obsession since Google Reader is about to die) , Tumblr, and Pinterest, but those are my hobbies and I like them.  however, due to a series of unfortunate/stupid events, I have been without my iPhone since Saturday evening and I'm still going strong.

 the last instagram I was able to capture | at Miller's Pond State Park in Connecticut

the last instagram I was able to capture | at Miller's Pond State Park in Connecticut

my phone is now en route to my mailbox, and while I've had the unsettling feeling that certain people (aka boys) will think I'm intentionally ignoring their text messages, I've been totally OK with being unreachable.  sure, it was a little stressful to drive back from Connecticut in the rain without a GPS or means to call AAA if I got a flat, but I managed.  I'm also super bummed that I didn't get to take and share a million pictures from my day at the beach.  neither of these problems meant the end of the world, I'm here, still going strong, and thanks to my iPad, Skype, and a million other handy applications, I haven't missed a beat.

oh, and a piece of advice: activate the find my iPhone app on your phone and other Apple devices.  it has saved me on multiple occasions and its 'lost' function is the only reason me and my companion of 2+ years are soon to be reunited.