I’m Ba-a-ack!

In this age of electronics, it’s quite the challenge to go e-free.
No phone, no text, no email.
And yet…

I’m a Survivor!

Now that you’re out of my life
I’m so much better
You thought that I’d be weak without you 
But I’m stronger

Destiny’s Child is pretty vague regarding the subject of their song, “Survivor“.
After the week I’ve had, I’m almost positive they mean computers and cell phones.

You thought that I’d be broke without you 
But I’m richer
You thought that I’d be sad without you
I laugh harder

Last week I blogged about going Off Grid.
I challenged myself to SEVEN DAYS of no cell phone, email or Facebook.
Yeah, Facebook, too!

Thought that I’d be helpless without you 
But I’m smarter
You thought that I’d be stressed without you 
But I’m chillin’

I survived.
Of course, it helps that we weren’t home. It helps that most of the week was spent in a swimsuit, no back pocket to emit phantom pings and knocks.

Sure, I walked past the Business Center at the hotel and eyed the suited computer users with a wee bit of jealousy. But the urge to shove that punk-ass business man out of the swivel chair and hijack his homepage was a fleeting desire.

Now, before you go nominating me for some sort of heroic ESPN or other award, please know that I went “cool turkey”. My husband had a phone for emergency purposes and Trivia Crack.

And I needed the occasional BB pic. A week without Facebook I’m finding I can handle just fine, but a week without BB, no way!

BB with Hobbit Feet








I think he (his feet) grew two inches in the week I was gone!

I have to say, it was really nice not to be beholden to every ringtone, knock and ping.
I’m also happy to report that everyone else survived without my constant updates. (Although we missed a VERY exciting week on the block where we live!)

You thought I couldn’t last without you
But I’m lastin’
You thought that I would die without you 
But I’m livin’

I’m a Survivor!

Thought that I would self destruct 
But I’m still here

Of course, you’ll only know about my Survivin’ if I tell you.
E-style– via email, text or Facebook.

(ah, the irony!)

About Mary Fran Says

I am an artist, crafter, designer and writer. I enjoy working with mixed media-- applying visual and tactile manipulations to telling a story. Not a lot of market for that, though, :), so I'm focusing on short story submissions and novel completions. Yes, plural. Lots of beginnings, too many ideas, not enough focus.
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5 Responses to I’m Ba-a-ack!

  1. Hi Mary, It sounds like you had a good week away. Congratulations. Enjoyed today’s blog. You have a singular, wonderful style.

    What’re you doing this Thursday say around 4:00? Tea at my house in DeKalb? I’m dog sitting while my daughter is traveling. (Her husband and daughters are gone as well). I’d love to relax a bit and catch up. Hugs, Catherine

    Sent from my iPhone


  2. The Life and Times of Poopwa Foley says:

    i was wondering where the heck you were.

  3. Lisa R says:

    Are you continuing “cool turkey,” Mary?

  4. Lol, Lisa, I’m trying! I’m much more productive when I’m offline. 🙂

  5. Pingback: Ode to a Phone | Mary Lamphere

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