It was so much harder than I thought it would be to turn all my gadgets off and in some respects I did fail. For example, I did see the score for the Yankees' game while I was standing in line at Costa Vita and I did accidentally turn the car radio on when I was out running an errand (although all 9 of the stations that I flip through were running commercials at the time so I didn't get to listen to anything good--my radio must have realized that I wasn't supposed to be listening). But on the whole I think I did well enough to call it a success. While I did miss reading all my favorite blogs quite a bit, I would say the hardest thing was not watching TV. It wasn't hard because I thought I was missing out on some life-changing program but because I had told myself that I couldn't. I wanted what I couldn't have. I think this is a good exercise for me, though, and a good reminder that I can actually live without watching Eddie Cahill or Derek Jeter for a week without the world grinding to a halt. Sadly I wasn't feeling totally well yesterday so I spent most of the day moping around and reading rather than doing all those things I thought I would accomplish without all the little distractions. Having the silence was really nice, though--especially in the car. I found that I was a bit calmer and more clearheaded yesterday which was a nice reward. Now the next step is to incorporate all this into a new way of living my life. More on that later.