Things You Can Do When You Have Your Laptop But No Internet Access

Went to our family cottage at Katepwa Lake last night, one of the few places left on earth that doesn't have Internet connectivity apparently.

I did have my laptop so after Pace went down for the night, here are some things I was able to do (or at least thought about doing)…

– I've mentioned that pre-blog, I wrote in a journal on a daily basis.  I could've done this (but didn't.)

– play computer games (really, the only game I play is EA NHL 2000.  Yeah, I know it's very outdated but I've kept the rosters updated for the most part using an editor and it's like NHL 94 – the all-time best hockey game – in its timelessness, at least for me.

– look through old library school essays.  Laugh hysterically at the amount of bullshit that spewed forth.

– do some creative writing (I did say this was a list of things I *could* do, not necessary that I did do, right?)

– look through old digital photos

– listen to collection of downloaded music

– watch a downloaded movie

– use guitar tab I happened to have on my hard drive to play campfire songs using a borrowed guitar.  I haven't taken my guitar to Weyburn so my only chance to play these days is on the weekend so my callouses (the hardest part of learning to play guitar is developing the callouses) are gone and my fingertips hurt like hell today! 

– file anything in the backlog of e-mail that doesn't need replied to

Comments 4

  1. Anonymous wrote:

    I'm impressed that you were able to think of so many things to do! Without the internet, I'm afraid that my laptop would see very little play.

    Posted 09 Sep 2007 at 10:28 pm
  2. Anonymous wrote:

    I said I was able to think of things to do – that doesn't mean I did them!

    Posted 10 Sep 2007 at 2:20 am
  3. Anonymous wrote:

    You're right about NHL '94 (Genesis). The one-timer, the deke, the delayed slap-shot…. Good times.

    Posted 10 Sep 2007 at 2:32 pm
  4. Anonymous wrote:

    Also one of the best video game movie cameos ever in “Swingers”!

    Posted 15 Sep 2007 at 6:43 am
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