This post was written as my entry to the Mabel’s Labels BlogHer ‘10 Contest. "Write a post on your blog in response to the following hypothetical situation: Electrical storms are going to wipe out the Internet (perhaps forever). You have one day left to write about your passions: what do you want to say to the blogosphere in 300 words or less?"
Did you think it was too good to be true?
This magical land where you can find almost anything you need...
I think I found more than my fair share using the internet: an amazing husband, new and wonderful friends, a support system, old friends I wished I hadn’t lost touch with, and an ability to keep in touch with them all no matter how tired and nasty I was feeling, day or night (or middle of the night.)
And what a beautiful gift it has been, because my passion is and has always been the people in my life. And the internet kept me close to them when I certainly wouldn’t have had the energy without it.
But enough cheese. I have things to do if the internet is going down. I love you, I’ll miss you, but if I don’t prepare, I’m toast!!
- Dig out crazy stationary I bought in Korea - I can write letters again (or pretend I'll have the time and never actually do it)
- Sell now useless iPhone (or wait, can we rebuild with apps? Apple – get on it.)
- Buy an address book (do they still make those?) and find out what people’s telephone numbers are. Talking to only one person at a time and not being able to watch Lost, Community or Survivor at the same time... that’ll be something to get used to again.
- Set up workshop “How to revive your BBS” – it’s time go old school people, internet or not, we do not have to give it all up!
- Organize emergency tweetup (don’t forget to exchange cell numbers. Maybe we can text , and set up a monthly newsletter!)
- Buy stock in Encyclopedia Britannica and ticker tape (I’m nothing if not practical.)