Friday, March 18, 2011

Saturday, March 12, 2011

life without facebook

I don't know how long it has been - a week maybe? But the simple fact that I would want to write about it can indicate that it is on my mind. I don't think that I was (or am) any more addicted to Facebook than anybody else I know but not having it makes me much more aware of how much time I had been spending on it - and I haven't really found a productive replacement for that time. This week I have spent a lot more time reading news stories on Google news. I guess it is a similar distraction - just that the headlines don't update as often as status updates. Inasmuch as nobody I know is in the news the similarity to Facebook ends (which is to say, there really isn't much similarity besides the way that they are both just distractions).
All in all, I feel a little bit more alone without Facebook than I felt with Facebook. I don't have a whole lot of close friends that I stay up to date with in other ways. But Facebook isn't a sufficient replacement of more meaningful relationships for me to reopen my account right away.

Sights seen

I am sitting in the Salt Lake airport on my way back to Memphis. Here are a few of the photos that I took over spring break.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Snail's pace

Without a car, Gabriel and I set off for the nearest zoo on foot - about 4 miles away. So far we have gone about a half a mile and seen lots of interesting things: snails snuggling up, a homeless people tent town, lots of orange flowers, and beautiful green leaves.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

grisáceo, mojado

Mojado, lluvioso, húmedo…. No creo que importa la palabra – el tiempo es lo mismo. Es la primavera; pues, no es la primavera – es el invierno, pero sólo según el calendario. Me siento cansado hoy. No quiero salir de la casa.

Cancelé mi cuenta de Facebook. Tengo varias razones por haberlo hecho.


En todo el día hoy el color del cielo no ha variado nada. Es un gris blancuzco o tal vez un blanco grisáceo – no sé cuál. No quiero levantarme. Anoche casi no podía dormir y miré una película en mi computadora mientras yacía dos horas en un baño de agua que cambiaba poco a poco de caliente a tibia. Me bañé pero no me lavé y ahora me huelo y no me gusta mi olor.

Hoy no tengo mucho que hacer. Necesito enviar correos electrónicos a mis clases y hacer mis maletas. No tengo internet en casa pero puedo escribir los correos ahora y enviarlos luego. Mañana tengo que ir al aeropuerto a las cuatro y media de la mañana.

Aquí, he adjuntado algunas fotos que he sacado esta semana.