Saturday, August 20, 2011

Phone famine

This weekend is the 40 Hour Famine and so, I have given up my iPhone! We are about 12 hours in and last night I had dreams that I was on my phone.. oh dear! Last night we had to navigate how to drive home without Google Maps.. tough! We had to set the morning alarm on an actual alarm clock.. weird! No pretty re-pins on Pinterest.. wah! It is a strange feeling having no iPhone.. just a standard phone would be ok but no iPhone.. argh! It is a good challenge though and sure makes you think, "what did we do before we had iPhones!?"

My plan for today is building my very first veggie garden! Going to start with lettuce, tomatoes and herbs. I can't wait for the day I don't have to pay $4 for a bunch of parsley. Plus, I am going to start a compost bin. Tonight we are having out first real dinner party.. I am making a Mexican fiesta! Grilled corn, chile Colorado, tequila sunrise, apple enchiladas etc. Cannot wait! xo


  1. I know how you feel, I have the same thing but with my little radio and it broke and now I'm in serious withdrawal :(

    Come join my wonderful Shabby Apple giveaway :D

  2. oh man, i remember participating in 40 hour famine in high school, but for the life of me i can't remember what i gave up!

    good luck!

  3. I seriously go into withdrawal without my phone. I only just got an iPhone so I'm not that into it ... yet. But being without any sort of mobile device creates anxiety for most people!

    I did the 40-hour famine one year and gave up talking. HARD! I'm one of six kids, so there was always so much going on and I had to say silent. It made me realise I cursed my slow computer and talked to my cat, lmao. I almost broke it because I almost talked to my cat! :/

    x Jasmine

  4. What a great idea for the 40 hour famine - I know I would miss my phone even if it was for 40 hours. A veggie patch is so fun. We have a compost and it is so handy.

  5. Oh good idea for the 40 hour Famine. I don't think I could last without it :) I used to always do the food back in the day but maybe I should participate this next time with the internet or something. x

  6. I just got an iPad and I feel the same about it! What did I do without it?! Mad respect for your digital sabbatical.

  7. this is awesome! my kids at school are all participating in the 40 hour famine... it's awesome to see! i really don't think i could go without my phone... isnt that a sad thought! Good on you :)!!

    p.s - you will have to show us some pictures of your vegie garden when it is finished!!

    Kel x