My Life Without a Computer

I’m back!! And let me tell you, it’s been wayyyy too long. Several weeks ago my old computer heaved it’s last, painful breath.

He’d been fighting a courageous battle against thousands of porn viruses for several years now, but in the end he was out numbered. I knew the day was quickly approaching, but no one can ever prepare you for that moment…

Tragic. He will be missed…but not really, because now I’ve upgraded to a MacBook Pro and I’ve seen the light. My old computer was the definition of a basic bitch.

Anyway, I’ve survived these past few weeks without a computer and I’ve had to entertain myself the old fashioned way and I thought I’d let all you internet obsessed fiends know exactly how I did it:

If Pink thinks God is a DJ, then I think his son (and my savior) is Netflix.funny netflix

In just a few weeks I watched the entire series of:


Shameless (UK Version)

Avatar: The Last Airbender

RuPaul’s Drag Race…for the fourth time…


And lastly, Breaking Bad

That equals out to almost a week! I wasted a week of my life watching Netflix. That takes commitment, folks. And the only thing I’m left with is a strong desire to drop out of school and become a dragged out, drug kingpin. I think it would be a lively career, something I could really wrap my brain around.

I’ve got to give some props to my two favorite daily activities: sleeping and eating.

lazy pandas

I figured out that if I slept 6 hours a night, napped for 2-4 hours a day, and spent a cumulative 3 hours a day eating I would only have to occupy my time with other more strenuous activities (like watching Netflix) for approximately 13 hours a day. That’s doable.

But that’s still a lot of free time!! And don’t think I spent it going to class, doing homework, or doing anything that would qualify as productive.

Instead, I spent a whole Friday making this ridiculous wall decoration for my apartment. I’m an idiot, so it really only makes sense to me… To most it reads “Teh Swagest Pl(spade) N Town.” It’s supposed to say “The Swagest Pl-Ace N Town.”


I made a drunken Harlem Shake video with friends that I would post here…but I’m confident no one wants to witness four shirtless men gyrate vigorously on camera for 30 seconds.

I colored.


I competed in a wing-eating contest consisting of teams of 1-4. I was the only solo competitor…because I have no friends.

I practiced my gymnastic skills with my roommate, Jordan.  IMG_4148


I spent a weekend in Vegas. All the crazy pictures I wish I could post were confiscated by Palms security. Those bouncers mean business.

I met a guy. And a girl. And a few stray animals.

And I did it all without a computer! It really made me believe I could do anything. I truly felt empowered, as if my distancing from the Internet was making me feel alive aga—sorry, had to check a Facebook notification. What was I saying?


About andy1393

I am a junior at Miami University studying Journalism and English Literature.

Posted on April 9, 2013, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. I wish I were brave enough to go a week without my computer. My husband issued an edict for a “no screen day” this weekend after witnessing me watching tv, playing on my kindle with one hand, my laptop next to me, and my cell phone in my other hand. I almost died on No Screen Day.

  2. Haha that’s some serious electronic multitasking!! I probably wouldn’t make it out alive on No Screen Day either!

  3. Yay! Welcome back!

  4. I think I may be in love with your blog… just saying.

    Also, what say you on Shameless? I haven’t decided yet whether or not to put it on my To Watch List.

    • I love the UK version! It’s sometimes hard to understand their thick accents but its some juicy stuff. I’ve never seen the US version but I’ve heard really good things. 🙂

  5. If Pink thinks God is a DJ, then I think his son (and my savior) is Netflix.

    LOL I agree. Great post, and nice colors for Simba.

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