I am in awe of the interweb. I sit and ogle it's innards for hours upon hours and discover some of the most fascinating things in the process: I can eavesdrop and participate in online discussions about rocks; I can gather a plethora of news from all over the world, I can witness the explicit actions of camera ready adults, and I can post my own (insignificant) thoughts on this very website. The only problem I have with this computer world is the lack of bodily movement it entails. Slumping in front of a computer twists and tightens my back and bowels and by the end of the day, I am one crabby lassy. What to do? At one point, I stood while working on the computer. At the time I worked in an office and insisted they situate me on a more elevated level so I could do all my work standing up. This worked for a while, but ultimately, immobility sunk its teeth into my body.
I realize technology is evolving rapidly and certainly there are some up and coming innovators who have thought of ways to battle the havoc wreaked on poor human bodies while computing. There are virtual computers and pocket sized computers, computers you can talk to, computers that rub your spine, computers that plant seeds, computers that suck your dick, etc.. But I suppose am looking for an even more integrated computer/real life experience. I want to dance, do laundry, take a restful vacation, float in the dead sea, cook a batch of spicy curry, sniff the remaining summer flowers and still dig my hands into the digital world's fancy and quickly fleeting offerings. Is finding balance between the real and digital world possible when you work in front of a computer 8 or more hours a day?
To answer my own question, I'll experiment on myself. Every 34 minutes I'm going to get up, spin around the room, run down the stairs, drink a glass of water VERY slowly, hop up and down, roll around, crawl, head to the garden, sniff some flowers, eat a peanut or a jackfruit, write and mail a letter to my grandparents or a stranger, sing a song, take a nap, sip tea, stand on my hands, weep, and laugh. The series of actions may vary day to day, but soon the balance shall come lapping more cozily at my spine.