From the computer to the tabletop, this is all about games. Updated each week-end.
A few weeks ago, our internet went down, and it was a week before we got it back up and running. If you’d told me a month before that I would lose internet access for a week, I would have panicked.
In fact the week passed more peacefully that I expected. We read books, played board games, watched DVDs. Not so bad.
Thanks for the magic of post scheduling, I did not break my ‘updated every week-end’ promise that appears on the blog’s front page (seven and a half years, and still going!).
I missed a few things of course, but it wasn’t what I had expected. I mainly missed interacting here with other bloggers, and watching YouTube videos. I did not miss general web or social media browsing at all. Reading books was much better. It was a remarkably calm week in the household.
Once the internet was safely backup and running, both my wife and I remarked how there had been no snapping or arguing from the general stress of no internet as we had each expected there to be. So far so good.
Ultimately the week was more positive than not. I have got the reading itch again, and am powering through books at a fair rate. My painting didn’t pick up that much during the no internet week. I realised it came back to those YouTube videos; I usually have them playing while I paint, regardless of whether the subject is miniatures. Without them, the habit was broken.
So, interacting with other bloggers on WordPress and watching YouTube videos, generally on the subject of painting miniatures. That is the internet for me, at its core. I think I would do well to remember that, and spend less time on other websites, and more time painting and writing!