Friday, March 21, 2008

52 Nights Unplugged (Reprise)

5 weeks ago, I made a pledge to unplug. No computer, no tv screen, for one full night each week.

I have not done this. Not at all. I think I made it two hours the first night...

But bolstered by Ariel Meadow Stallings and further inspired by Mark Bittman's piece in The New York Times, I'm determined to try again.

Tonight, and every Friday night for a year, I will UNPLUG! I will go to dinner with my FH (or my Husband!) I will meet my friends for drinks. I will read a book, go for a walk, spend some quality time with my neighbor's cat.

Bittman actually shuts down Friday evening and stays unplugged all day Saturday. He calls it a “secular Sabbath." Could I handle this??

(Image by Jeremy Szuder)


  1. That sounds lovely. I always mean to do this, but my husband says I am lured in by the sound of the computer humming. The nights where I do manage to stay away are fantastic.

  2. I did the full sundown Friday to sundown Saturday. (Okay, if you don't count searching wedding shoes with my hair stylist on her laptop.) And my FH joined me. He repotted all the plants. I read the New Yorker. Did mending. Pretty great!