You see, there's this huge electricity crisis
going on in San Diego
right now, where electric bills are doubling and tripling and what not. This has caused us to cut down
on things as much as possible. For one, we now use candles here and there instead of lights, mainly to light the halls. Another thing is turning off the computer
s when we are not going to use them for long amounts of time, such as going to work or going to sleep. Okay, no big deal, I thought.
I was wrong
As strange as it may sound, the first night that I was forced to do this I lay awake unable
to sleep. I couldn't figure out why until I noticed the stillness of everything
. The total silence. The emptiness. There wasn't that reassuring
hum or that crunch crunch
as it tried to think. My computer is right next to my bed and it's been there since I was twelve. We've never turned our computers off. It's too quiet
. It isn't right.