Monday, March 24, 2008

I heart being unplugged

For spring break Shayna and I went to Gatlinburg, TN for vacation. Our close personal friends Dave and Jen joined us and Dave has a great blog post regarding it. The part I liked the most I think, was being completely unplugged from the world. Shayna and I promised each other that there would be no work calls and no email of any sort. Being the techno-dweebs that we are, this required quite a bit of planning.

For me, I had to set away messages on pretty much everything (which isn't a lot, but still a pain). For Shayna though, it was much more difficult. She has friends that she corresponds with every day, so she actually made e-cards for them for each day and then set them to send once per day. Obviously the level of dedication that she has to her friends is much more than I have. I think most of my friends didn't even realize I was on vacation...

The overall experience was great though. If anyone has the means to unplug like this I highly recommend it. Part of me would like to make it a ritual every Saturday, but I don't know if I could pull that off..

Other highlights from the week:
  • Eating at the Peddler Restaurant (currently my favorite)
  • Getting Dave hooked on Magic: The Gathering (I don't think he will publicly admit it, but he likes the game more than Chinese water torture which most people would probably prefer)
  • The cold ascension of Mt. LeConte
  • Jacuzzi tub
  • White Cream Pillows (it's a doughnut you sickos)

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