natesmountain (natesmountain) wrote,

Shut down???

So. Looking at mangee's posting, tomorrow is some sort of ICT shut down day. Apparently to highlight people's dependence on their computers or something. How interesting. Do they have book free days as well? We used to have car free days here, in the late '70s! It was a way of dealing with the fuel crisis at the time, and each car had a windscreen sticker with a diagonal coloured cross to represent the day they couldn't drive, and God help you if you were caught out on that day. You had to nominate a day when you didn't need the car. It's a good idea actually! Stops us being so dependent on cars. My mother and I went out only once on our car free day, desperate to buy something nice for dinner. We took the back streets, but just as we came across a rickety bridge onto the main road to go the hundred metres to the next back street area, a traffic cop passed us. Sure we'd be caught, we slunk home again!! He probably never even saw us!

Still, does that mean we are not supposed to post or comment? Or maybe I just don't care who says it's any kind of day! I'm certainly not addicted to the computer, I have way too many other things going on. Still, it was fairly quiet today, so maybe tomorrow will be too?! And a break from here means ...more time to focus on the family. Aaaaaaaaah!

How important is your computer to you?

Today I cleaned out the laundry from top to bottom. A bagful of stuff for the bin. A bag for the shed. A truckload of dust. That's the dryer's fault, and I don't even use it much.

My friend's father is very ill. He's a lovely man. But he's ninety, so it's hard to drum up any real concern! He has been having a good life though, since his rather grumpy wife died just a few years ago, so let's hope he can rally and have a few more fun years yet...
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