This is a FRIDAY post for me. Friday afternoon. My mood is definitely light but maybe it’s because I’m getting ready to head out of town and I plan to be (mostly) unplugged. So I’ve written this post in advance and I’ll let it publish on Sunday morning and hope you’ll share your stream of consciousness with me.
Here’s my 5 minute brain dump…
Remember when the word “unplugged” first came into vogue? Yeah, me either. But I’m think it must have been around the time VH1 created that show where famous musicians “unplugged” their guitars and performed acoustic versions of their songs. That was so groundbreaking! Remember when you heard Eric Clapton sing an acoustic version of Layla?
Or maybe not. Because maybe you’re so young you don’t know who Eric Clapton is and when you hear the name Layla you think of my dog.
But I’m doing my version of unplugged this weekend. And it’s a very modified version. Basically, I’m going camping. Okay, okay, fine. I’m going “glamping” in a climate control mini-cabin. And maybe said cabin has electricity and TV. But still. My version of unplugged is this: I’m not bringing my computer.
You don’t understand. My laptop is my lifeline. It’s my portable office. It’s how everything in my professional life gets done: photos, video, writing, email, etc. And I’m leaving it behind for this camping trip and I feel pretty happy about it.
Truth be told: I’m bringing my phone. Come on, you didn’t really think I’d leave that behind, did you? THAT is truly my lifeline. I mean, what if I got lost in the woods? It has GPS and everything to bring me home. Or I could just call someone and tell them I’m lost.
I need to do video and pictures and tweet. But I’ll still be unplugged. Because my phone doesn’t really get plugged in. You get the idea.