Friday 8 June 2007

International Switch Off The Internet Day

Tiny Buttons :)
Originally uploaded by betsyjean79.

It seems that every day of the year has been appropriated by one group or another. There is an International women's day, International No Smoking Day even an International Talk Like A Pirate Day on September 19th . Meanwhile Saturday 9th June has been designated world wide knit in public day. Incidentally you London knitters out there might like to know that there is a Central Line knitters group. You go round and round the circle line knitting and drinking tea from a thermos. Sounds like fun.

So I want to start up a day. I gave it some thought and have decided that we all spend far too much time on the internet these days. We need at least one day a year to switch off and go out into the big wide world to do whatever we choose. Play tennis, read Chaucer on the Paris Metro, build a scarecrow out of lego, go for a walk in the cemetery, grope an anteater. The choice is yours. To give us sufficient time to prepare let's say December 13th is International Switch of the Internet Day.

Hooray for that. But now I'm off to sharpen my knitting needles for tomorrow's grand event.


islandgirl4ever2 said...

Oops! I didn't know about it or I would've done it... I didn't realize when I met you at the Blogger's Picnique that you were the Parler in the Parc guy.. or I would have asked you some questions about it.. Let me know if you have any more... It was nice to meet you....
Take care......... Leesa

Gideon said...

Hi Leesa, it was nice to meet you too. If we arrange another one I'll be sure to let you know.