I'm not addicted to computers, I can stop anytime I want. The difference is, I don't want to.
When I moved I had to disconnect the computer and I wasn't able to reconnect everything until about a week later. So, for about a week I was completely without computers at home (well, I had the laptop at home, but I didn't use it at all during that period.)
I survived quite nicely without the computers at home, thank you very much, but I prefer having them around. They are a large part of my way of life.
If I want to find information about something I use the computer. My normal means of communicating with most of my friends is on the computer. A large part of my free time is on the computer. I order my food every week on the computer. And so on.
But the computer can be annoying, and to be honest, overpowering at times. I've lost track of the number of times I have wandered into the computer room to grab something that's currently being stored in there, and gotten distracted by the computer for an hour or so (or even more at times).
What I would like to do is set aside a week or so to be completely computer free. It would have to be when I'm on holidays, since I use a computer at work, but it's doable.
Currently I'm thinking of taking a weeks holidays for the week of my birthday. I know myself well enough (and my friends) to know that if I spend that week in Melbourne I'm going to end up geeking and using computers even if I don't take my laptop.
So I'm thinking of going to Cairns for a week. Specifically I'm thinking of going to either Turtle Cove Resort
or 18-24 James
, or possibly a bit of both.
Current thoughts are to fly up on the 20th of August and spend four nights at Turtle Cove, and then four nights at 18-24 James (including the Friday which is my birthday) and then fly back on Sunday the 28th.
I can see three options available to me for organising this.
Firstly, do it myself. That involves talking to people over the phones and the like, one thing that I don't really like doing.
Secondly, get a nice, friendly, travel agent that I know to do it for me. That makes things easier for me, but since both places are gay resorts, it might be a bit odd for a "normal" travel agent (not that I count the person I'm thinking of a normal, but you know what I mean).
Thirdly, deal with a gay travel agent, and yes they do exists.
I'm not going to make a decision for a couple of weeks at least, so this gives my time to think.