Tag: Starship Enterprise

Space: the final frontier

“These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. It’s a five year mission: to explore new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilisations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.”

No, we won’t be orbiting earth. Our private jet is not running on durable batteries yet, so we will have to put that on hold for a while. But boy does it feel like going out in space! It would be nice to get out of the microwave oven we are slowly fried in.

I just checked my phone to see check our wifi signal and it seems that we receive twenty five WiFi signals from the neighbours. Twenty five! I mean, some people already have radiation troubles with one wifi signal, what will happen with twenty-five? This worries me, especially because I am an internet entrepeneur. I couldn’t live the life I live now if I would have wifi. I don’t have the idea that wifi is troubling me and I hope I am right.

Roy is much wiser when it comes to the use of technology and wifi. He is more a lowtech person, that’s why he’s yearning to go out in nature, away from technology. He used to be one of those people who refuses to use a cellphone and to certainly not to take that thing to serious. I made him use that thing.

“Have you checked your phone? Why are there still unread textmessages? This mail is one week old, read or delete please.” Yes, I was one of those nagging women with a phone phobicman. But it worked, I’ve got him hooked. And now I am sorry.

I think it took him a year or maybe two, to get used to using the phone, to check messages and mails everyday. People were complaining he didn’t answer calls and mails. He really didn’t want that phone dictating his life. Nowadays he wakes up, looks on the weatherapp, starts to ‘app the people he works with that day and looks at some news items. For me as his partner, it’s still a bit strange to see he is using it so frequently.

It shows how we easily we can get addicted to things we don’t want. Roy needs the phone for work, we both have an app for our accounting. And well don’t we all have all kind of usefull (and not usefull) apps on our phone that makes life easier? The question is, do we need them?

O well, the computer is a whole different story though, he only uses that to write invoices, and nothing else. (So yes, this blog is totally Lisa written, but you never know what may happen in the future…) and I am working on it everyday.

We live in a digital era with a lot of technology. It’s one of the reasons we want to get away. To balance life. We are not the lucky ones who live on the countryside, we thought about it. But we both strongly feel that we don’t want to settle down in a house, it would mean we wouldn’t be free, we would still be stuck in the system of making lots of money to survive.

And just for some inspiration…

A house on wheels doesn’t have to cost much..