Just letting the few who might care that posts will probably be increasingly sporadic around here for a while.
I don’t want to get too into it, and I’m sure you don’t want to bother reading too into it, but long story short, for now and the near future, I’m trying to get as far away from computers and “the internet” (whatever that means) as I can without becoming a hermit.
I realized a while ago that this laptop I have is like a parasite in my backpack. I feel it leeching onto me wherever I go and demanding I focus my attention on it even when I could have done a million better, healthier, more enjoyable things in the fascinating Real World which I too often forget exists at about a 25 degree head swivel from this Macbook display. I’ve wasted far, far too much of my youth in front of a goddamn screen trying to numb the pain of adolescence or smugly reaffirm an elitist façade by pursuit of esoteric knowledge that has added nothing to my fulfillment and blocked my self-actualization at every turn. As long as I have unfettered access to the internet on a laptop, it will continue to absorb the vast majority of my time while my life - my fucking life - withers and crumbles away. Attempting to temper my addiction has not worked. As my good friend Karl has told me for a long time, “I’m telling you broski, you need a revolutionary shift in your mode of production.” I don’t know why Karl talks like that. He’s kind of weird.
More to the point, I’m packing this wonderfully reliable Macbook up in a box tomorrow and shipping it off to a place that will give me scarcely above $200 for it, and I couldn’t be more secure or happy in this decision. I’m sure I’ll miss reading the cool blogs on here that I follow every day, and indeed all of the great conveniences that owning a computer bring, but to be brutally honest, I have my life waiting out there, and that’s one thing that’s just a little more important than Tumblr. The only catch is I have to ditch this thing before I can meet it. So I am.
It’s time for me to grow up. This is how I’m going to have to do it. Best wishes to all of you.