Thursday, March 24, 2011

Lent Lament: Life Outside of the Social Network

Forty days is oh so long.

I think I should have considered my options for Lent more carefully. There are many things that I should give up, but the purpose of Lent isn't necessarily giving up stuff that is bad for you. The most common thing to abstain from is meat, partly with the intention of enjoying days of feasting afterward. So like many have done before me, I gave up Facebook.

It is unsettling much of my daily rhythms and rituals are centered on this website. While my scholastic productivity has sky-rocketed, my awareness of viral you tube videos is abysmally low.

Just one more month, and I'll be back on the grid.

In related news, Mark Zuckerberg is speaking at the Marriot Center tomorrow. I wanted to come in costume, but I don't have a GAP sweatshirt (because duh, we don't live in 1995), and I think it will be too cold for flip flops.

I will be there regardless.

Will you be going?

1 comment:

  1. Dang, I want to go see Mark Zuckerberg. Alas, I have work.

    But I'm so proud of you on your facebook fast! The first couple weeks are the hardest but I promise it gets easier. Pretty soon you won't even want to go back :)