Tim here (a.k.a Remodeling Guy)…
Everyone knows all about Kimba at A Soft Place to Land‘s social experiment last Friday right? For those that don’t, here was the idea:
Unplug your computer, like really unplug it. From the wall.
When I first got the email from Kimba, I knew something was wrong as soon as I read the first words: “Hi girls!” The sad part is that I’m getting used to it. I mean, I am a Domestic Diva! But still, I’m also a big burly guy with a beard so I do notice when someone calls me a girl! But I digress…
Kimba went on to say that she didn’t have her priorities in-line or something like that, yada, yada, yada… she had an epiphany: kill the computer for one day.
My response was short: you mean, like, turn it off? completely?….
I was aghast, ashen faced, I think my heart stopped beating for a moment, and my life flashed before my eyes. Then I realized I’d seen this before… it’s like a New Years resolution, it will all be over with tomorrow. I started to feel hope…maybe I could pull it off. You can do this. You can do this.
I was pumped! So I made the commitment. I’ll DO IT! I excitedly proclaimed! I’ll shut off the computer for one day.
Clearly I was referring to the desktop. I mean, a laptop isn’t technically a computer right? It might wish it were a whole computer, but it’s not, we all know it. So, while I might not have the full blinding power of the Mainframe, I would have the Macbook, and the Toshiba, oh and AJ’s Acer too, so we would be fine.
In the end, I just couldn’t do it…I tried, Lord knows I tried, but I just couldn’t. Sorry Kimba.