Sunday evening...it's freezing outside in NYC. I bundled up and left my apartment to come to this Starbucks to use my computer. You see, I've been without internet for the entire day; not of my own choosing. I love the internet; I'm on it quite often. Actually, I think I may be a bit obsessive with the time I spend on the internet. Either I'm checking email, blogging, reading blogs, Facebook'ing, Tweeting (follow me @ari2881) ;),or admiring photos from other different photographers. But today, for some reason there was a problem with my connection at home; it was too cold outside to do anything else so I was forced to do the unthinkable; read a book as well as some other offline activities. And you know what? It wasn't that bad. I actually enjoyed it. I stayed in my bed under the covers in the warmth and read my favorite book, The Artists Way. And had some fun with my camera shooting self-portraits and editing them (more on that later). Quiet time at home without the computer really did a world of good and I still got a lot done. Lately, my mind has been telling me to give the internet a break before it totally consumes me and today I was given that chance to do so. Who know's why my internet connection decided to stop working today but I'm really glad I was able to tap into my offline world.