In this busy, get up and go day and age, desperate times call for desperate measures. And not getting ANY calls for desperate measures, other otherwise, is freaking bliss.

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It all started Saturday Morning, as I decided to pop into the office to get some work done early, when I noticed something peculiar about my cell phone.  No matter what I tried, the buttons on the front would not respond. This means, since I use a pass code to keep things safe (and out of the hands of snoopy co-workers), that my phone was essentially, a brick.

The good news is that since I have insurance, it could be fixed for a small deductible. Bad news is...it would have to wait until Monday before someone can repair it. A whole weekend, without a cell phone. How could I manage without it?

How? I lived, darn it...I LIVED!!!

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I walked outside, and experienced nature without feeling that I had to snap a photo of it for Instagram. I ran errands without feeling like I had to check my phone to see if I was missing something.  I let my dog lick my face.

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And they call it, puppy love...

Yes, I actually felt the stress of being connected 24/7 melt away. It was amazing. I smelled flowers and dead grass and bought Christmas decorations without feeling like I needed to post everything online. It was glorious. I highly recommend that everyone enjoy a digital detox from time to time.

Sure, I had a few moments of reflex where I reached into my back pocket for my phone, only to remember that it wasn't there. But those passed. And I continued on. The sky was all purple and there were people running everywhere. And I was able to party like it was 1999.

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After all, I was dreaming when I wrote this, so sue me if I went too fast...

 

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