No Internet

United States
October 10, 2012 7:45pm CST
Was almost a week without internet, but found out there is life without internet! Got stuff done that needed to be done ,read a book and watched some movies. Glad to be back on mylot again! What do you do when you don't have internet? Did I miss any thing?
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@UmiNoor (3535)
• Malaysia
11 Oct 12
My goodness. One whole week without the Internet? I would go crazy dear without the Internet. If it's only for a few hours when the Internet is down due to maintenance, I can endure it but one whole week? I don't even want to think about that happening. But I guess, I will survive if there's no Internet. I can catch up with my reading and watching television or go to the cinema.
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• Mexico
11 Oct 12
My dear friend, Id go crazy with one day with out the net.
@UmiNoor (3535)
• Malaysia
11 Oct 12
If it's one day without the Internet, I can endure. But one whole week will be torture. My daughter would go crazy. When the Internet is down, she will persuade me to bring her to the nearest McD or anywhere with free WIFI just so she can go online.
• United States
12 Oct 12
Yes, it was pretty boring! You don't realize how good something is until you don't have it.
@winterose (39918)
• Canada
11 Oct 12
well when I depended on the internet to supplement my income I was not a happy camper without it, but otherwise I don't have to be on the Internet all the time, I get tired of it.
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@mariaperalta (19094)
• Mexico
11 Oct 12
I had 4 days with out internet a few weeks ago and was going crazy. its so wierd how when we dont have it- we need it. its truly addicting.
• United States
11 Oct 12
Oh, I totally agree with you! I can actually say I remember when there was no internet, gee, that makes me feel old!
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• Mexico
11 Oct 12
What would we do without it??
• United States
13 Oct 12
I know I would get a lot more done!! I'm just lucky at my age I know how to do more than just turn on a computer! I had good teachers, my children! Happy mylotting!
@marguicha (100059)
• Chile
11 Oct 12
I agree with you. Every time I go on vacations I don`t get even near a computer and I have a lot of fun. I`m sure that I`d be able to do a lot of things that need to be done at hme if I wasn`t hooked to the laptop. Let`s hope that Spring here helps me get more time away from it and more into the garden.
• United States
11 Oct 12
I missed not being to do anything because the weather here has been cool. We even had snow showers and I didn't want to go outside and missed corresponding with friends on the internet.
@myfb2009 (8304)
• Malaysia
11 Oct 12
Marg, try to arrange more time into gardening since it is Spring time now. And hope to hear more news about your veggies as well. Come online when you want to be free from your outdoor activities. Jodee, you are lucky to have snow showers in your area. In my area here, we are having a terrible hot weather.
• United States
13 Oct 12
@myfb, we had a hot and dry summer here, but the weather comes with the territory here in Nebraska!
@myfb2009 (8304)
• Malaysia
11 Oct 12
Jodee, whenever i am faraway from my computer i can spend more time into my offline matters. In fact, there are quite a lot things that we can enjoy doing when we are not online. That's why, i always make sure that i had settle my daily offline matters before i come online. Because once i come online, i would surely trying to spend a few hours into it. I plan to have a nice vacation without my laptop in the coming week.
• United States
13 Oct 12
Hope you have a good vacation! Tell us all about it when you get back!
@AmbiePam (49868)
• United States
11 Oct 12
When I'm offline for that long my inbox is flooded with discussion notifications. I always go through them, but it seems to take so long! Which movies did you watch? Any ones you'd recommend?
• United States
12 Oct 12
Oh, yes my inbox is full of emails (72681 to be exact!) We watched Brave Heart and some older movies, nothing too spectacular!
@varier (5699)
• Indonesia
11 Oct 12
Pretty much things. Reading books, doing assignments, playing with GIMP and stuffs, playing games, and such. Without internet, I couldn't get update about things around me as good as with it. But there's still a life. And it's kinda fun too :P.
• United States
13 Oct 12
Like the avatar! Thought there was a bug on my screen!
@trisha27 (3498)
• United States
11 Oct 12
When I don't have internet, I'll watch tv and catch up on some shows. I too will curl up with my book and read. Depending on how long my internet is out, I may read through a whole bunch of books. Like one time my internet was out for a week and I read through 3 books in that 1 week. I also will play some of my computer games and clean around the house. You are right there is life outside the internet.
• United States
11 Oct 12
I agree with you, once I get into reading a book, I can't stop! You know what I did before I got addicted to the internet!
@RitterSport (2452)
• Lippstadt, Germany
20 Oct 12
hi Jodee, if I didnt have internet for a while I would return to my other hobbies of reading and writing snail mail. In fact the internet consumes so much of my free time that I rarely read and write snail mail any more and thats not good for me. So I would be sort of glad if the internet collapsed for a week and it would be best in a week off so I could really take time to play catch up with said reading and writing and also a bit of filing stuff. I didnt get notifications about my friends discussions for roughly a week now so I guess I will have missed a lot here too.
@lady1993 (19634)
• Philippines
14 Oct 12
it's hard for me to live without internet since it is fun to surf on the net and do lots of stuff. But i agree, we can do more things if we are not on the computer. it is a healthy practice to have a day or two free from the internet.
• Indonesia
13 Oct 12
I can survive without internet, there are many activities I can do without internet. I can use my free time to read my books, doing craft projects, hang out and enjoys the nature, etc. Actually my daily internet activities are mylotting, blogging and browsing for new pattern, so it wont really change my life even if I dont have internet for a while. Supposed if I dont have internet for few days I can replace it with offline activities, for mylot time I can replace it by hang out with friends or visiting family, for blogging I can write it on notepad and then publish it when I finally have internet, for browsing new pattern I can go to bookstore or go to library to get pattern books. But of course I will be missing mylot, because I feel that mylot members is like friends to have fun to.
@dodo19 (33315)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
12 Oct 12
It can be difficult sometimes to be without internet. My husband and I haven't had internet at our place for a while now. As difficult as it can be sometimes, we do manage. We watch movies, listen to music, read, go out for walks more often, ... We find ways.
@GemmaR (8526)
12 Oct 12
I don't think that I would be able to cope without the internet these days, but the main reason for this is because of the fact that I use it to do all of my work and if I was not able to get onto the internet to submit my articles then there would be no way that I could make the amount of money that I need to in order to pay all of the bills. I think a lot of people take things for granted, and they would be in for a bit of a shock if they lost them one day and was then unable to get it back, as I would be if I wasn't able to complete all of my work on time.
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
11 Oct 12
I fill my time with reading and crafting...and sometimes a movie or two...and enjoy it enormously....but do still miss the internet and all the connections....
@Micmac (9236)
11 Oct 12
Oh that would really be a bummer for me having no internet. Would seem like living in The Dark Ages. Yesterday, my access to the internet was limited and I did find time to do stuff that I had procrastinated. My mom was negging me to print some pictures for her, so I cut off the internet and printed loads of picture for her and it was fun to make different picture frames with them and now their ready for my mom and she will be pleased. Other times when I don't use internet, I will do exercise, revamped some of my art work, cook, schlepp around in stores and study.
• Philippines
11 Oct 12
When there's no internet, I listen to music or I play some games using my mobile. I also watch some movies and take a nap sometimes. Happy mylotting.
@laglen (19782)
• United States
11 Oct 12
Of course you didn't miss anything. It would still be here for you! I know what you mean by getting things done. I am a big reader. With no internet, I get a lot more reading done! generally I waste the majority of my time on the internet in the morning. I read/watch news, then of course comment on it! The end of the day, I might turn on my laptop to watch a tv program, we haven't had cable in about 10 years. Not even sure where my tvs are, I think in storage. Otherwise, I get home from work, get into jammies and go to bed with a book!
@paulli3 (312)
• China
11 Oct 12
it is so hard if i don't have Internet, i think it is hard to image, i study and live with internet every day and most information i get is from internet. if i don't have internet, well, sleeping is a good thing to do when i am boring. and it is so good to read books, i like reading books. watching TV is also a good choice but i don't think it is funny to watch TV. i have nothing TV programs i like, in fact, TV for me is just to use it to watch NBA. all in all, reading is a good choice when i don't have internet.
@asyria51 (2870)
• United States
11 Oct 12
chances of missing something truly important are slim to none. that being said, i like occasional breaks from technology. It is nice to not be connected to everyone and everything.