I’ve recently returned from a vacation in Scotland where I had a wonderful time taking in the sights, enjoying some quality family time and, at least partially, stepping off the grid.
Normally, I’m almost always connected, with the internet just a wi-fi or cellular signal away. In Scotland however, I had no cell service on my smart phone, and my iPad access to the internet was limited. While there was free wi-fi accessible in the major outside areas of Edinburgh, on the Isle of Skye, accessing the internet meant a walk to the bus stop in the center of town where there was a free signal.
It was an interesting experience.
I hadn’t realized just how much I had become accustomed to hopping onto the internet whenever a question popped into my head and periodically dropping by the blog to check for comments. I will admit, however, that it was kind of nice not to be able to check in with work (or for them to reach out to me) for a few days. While the break was nice, once I adjusted, I was happy to get back to a fully functioning smart phone and a connected computer when I got back home. After all, I had a lot of unanswered questions to look up.
I may be back on the grid, but I’m trying to keep my connectivity down to a reasonable level. What better way to enjoy a little temporary “off grid” time than with a little Random Word Improv?
Care to join me?
Whether you’re taking a technology break, working on your latest story, or just looking for a distraction, a few minutes of Random Word Improv are a great way to have a little fun and get some words on the page.
Today’s random words may be vaguely internet related, but the theme is up to you. There will be bonus points for including a “highlander” though.
connect search wired signal
text drop remote silent
service tower talk phone
message free wait peaceful
For any of you new to Random Word Improv, here’s how we play:
- Pick as many words from the list as you want
- Write the first line(s) of a story incorporating your words
- Post your results in the comments section.
Okay. Are you ready? Let’s sprint!
*whistling aimlessly while you are off being creative*
Ah, you’re back. Kind of fun, right? Can’t wait to see what you have come up with.