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If you have not received a invitation to lala.com music trading site, I still have 3 left. If you want to know more details… it is a site that connects people and their CD collections, to other people and their CD collections for the purposes of $1 trading. I must say, so far, so good. I finally got rid of some of those BMG mishaps of my youth in exchange for music that I actually like listening to. I hope that is what those I traded with have experienced as well.

If you are interested, comment, and I will send you an invite. If you join and trade I will get a shirt! Oh, and my username there is Samaritan.

Turn off Internet week

This is turn off TV week, but since we don’t own one, we will turn off our real time waster: The Internet. Well, not the whole Internet, just the bit that connects to our house. Personally, I think one week is not enough. It takes closer to 4 weeks to form and break habits, and one might just give you a hankerin’. Yes, the Internet is a bad habit in our house, and we need to take it down many notches.

I will still be somewhat connected at work, since that is sort of my job, but it will be greatly reduced. At home we might allow checking of email, but even that is on the chopping block. Perusing blogs is definitely out, so the best bet for connecting with us is a phone call.

I will leave you with a challenge to shut off whatever is the greatest distraction from thought in your house, whether TV, radio, magazines, newspaper, netflix, or Internet. Step back, see what fills the void. Enjoy the silence and space.

Listen to me

Well, besides Radio Paradise and my own little iTunes station I listen to last.fm where I tell them what music I like, and they make me a custom station. If you happen to have broadband and use last.fm, you can find me as Samaritan and listen to my personal station. Current band list:

B-Tribe, Bettie Serveert, Conjure One, Delerium, Dido, Eastmountainsouth, Fiona Apple, Gabriel Rios, Jeff Beck, Jem, KT Tunstall, Kasabian, Kirsty MacColl, Mich Gerber, Michelle Shocked, NAMASTE, Nikkfurie, Ollabelle, Portishead, Thievery Corporation, Turin Brakes, U2, Yello, Zero 7, dZihan & Kamien, Emogen Heap, Morcheba, Afro Celt Sound System, Cibo Matto, Emiliana Torrini, Lulu Mushi, Sufjan Stevens

Mr. S Returns

I have had my little respite from the moors of Internet dialog/journaling. That was not the only reason for my temporary departure. I wanted to do other things for a while, including set up a gallery, read books, talk about other things with family, roast coffee, take pictures, setup other web sites, camp, and the like. I did those things, and I think I am ready to create a little room for blogging again.