Well, it’s barely afternoon, the experiment hasn’t even officially begun yet, and I’ve already slipped: I used Google this morning for something other than to look at a map, or to look up a phone number/hours of operation/location.
I Google-searched a recipe for buttermilk pancakes. We have no recipe books lying around the house, and I wasn’t about to drive out to a nearby bookstore or library to browse breakfast recipe books. Breakfast would have turned into lunch by then. So it would appear that the inevitable flaws in my Rules have started to present themselves sooner than I should like. And thus, amendment number one:
I will permit myself the luxury of using the Internet to find recipes.
As a not-yet-adult who has very, very little actual experience cooking, this will become quite handy, particularly as I have recently become one of two primary cooks in the family. I am glad I discovered the usefulness of the Internet in this early on; otherwise it would have been a mental struggle, and I might have been forced to miss out on some good food.
33 hours left until cell phone use ceases. I’m dreading this part already, and have been thinking ahead (without the experiment having even started yet) to the end of the 30 days, wondering how I’ll feel when I can once again use what has become “a staple of today’s society”. I suppose the most logical emotion would be relief. But then again, I’m making the assumption that I will NOT enjoy the time spent away from my mobile, and will be dying to get back to it. How can I possibly be so presumptuous?
What do you think? Any chance that I’ll actually choose to remain cell phone-less come 8 September?
By the way, the pancakes (whole wheat, buttermilk, and brown sugar; a slight improvisation due to a lack of requisite ingredients) were delectable.