For those who don’t know, I gave up my beloved iPod for one week and kept a journal. The reason why is for a horrible school assignment that is meant as a form of torture. Here is day two as transcribed via my notebook. Read Day One First. The contents of the notebook have not been edited, therefore my stream of consciousness may or may not make sense. However sometimes my edited writing doesn’t either. And yes my mind does think this way. Here we go.
8:25am: Did you know the hallways on this campus creek? Maybe it is just me, but they sound like the tin man from the Wizard of Oz when he runs out of oil. Creek…er…Creek. Ok maybe it isn’t creeking as loud as I think it is, but to be honest, it is the only sound I hear. As I walk without my iPod, I realize no one is talking to each other. I see people talking on their phone, some are texting or playing around with their phones while some are listening on their iPods(I am slightly jealous). Whatever they are doing, they are communicating with someone, just not with each other. I don’t think they notice, or notice me noticing them.
8:46am: In class early. I am not sure what to do. No one is here. Usually I would be listening to my iPod and zone out. Can’t do that. Maybe I should read ahead because I have nothing else to do.
8:47am: Realized I forgot my reading….awesome.
11:30am: The silence is killing me! No one is at the office at work. Was it labor day this week and I forgot? Maybe nobody is usually here on Mondays and I never noticed. I am usually listening to my iPod, working on the computer and off in my own world.Usually it is a podcast,sometimes music, but usually my ear buds are in. I never realized what was around me before.
1:00pm:I hate waiting around for people. As I wait, I am trying to check my Facebook on my phone, which I usually do on my iPod. My phone is usually not a problem, but the service in this building is horrible. Who do I call to complain about this? I can’t even make a call! I miss wifi.
9ish to 10ish: I am not aware of the time, but decided to use my radio to go to bed to. Just discovered my iPod deck has a sleep mode. As the music plays, I start to fall asleep, but I am awaken by the commercials and/or a song I do not like. I keep changing the station, and the same pattern repeats. After about four times of this. I am now officially awake. I miss the music on my iPod. Maybe I have a bad attachment to this advice.