The dude and I have free movie channels this weekend. (Note to DirectTV: we aren't convinced.) We watched The Social Network which we never got around to seeing the first time around. I was trying to decide what I was going to blog about tonight, since I missed taking photos of my stitching today. I googled Saturday memes. Funnily enough Saturday six wanted followers to name 6 things that you did more before you discovered social networking? That seems apropos. So let's do it!
1. Read things that were more than a few hundred characters long...whole novels even!
2. Stitched--I usually finish about 25-30 projects per year. Last year I only finished 16. This year I'm at about 11.
3. Email--I sent more messages. Emailing, of course, replaced actual letter writing.
4. I went places and didn't meet up with people who lived there. It wasn't a lonelier vacation, just a different kind.
5. I didn't think much about people from my past that I had lost touch with. (Note: this isn't all it's cracked up to be.)
6. Kept more bits of useless information to myself.
You'll notice that social networking hasn't cut into my phone time. That's because my whole life I hardly ever talked on the phone. When my aunt writes to remind us to call Maggie, she always says that it won't be a long call, since she's "not a phone person." I think it may be genetic.
Here's something else I didn't do: I didn't whip out my phone and take pictures of crazy things when I was shopping.
Frick, I'm so old I remember when you made a plan and then showed up on time because you couldn't really get in touch with people you were meeting when you were on the road. That's something I'd like to have back.