Returning from a whole week without any blog reading and - no offense to my fellow bloggers - I didn't miss it at all. There were even a few times when the missus picked up a stray wireless connection, and I still didn't go online. Not even tempted.
Now I'm trying to slowly ease back into the habit, but it isn't easy with close to 1000 posts queued up in my Bloglines account. And of course I'll probably end up reading every one of them. Just when I thought that I was out, they pull me back in.
Two other things I successfully avoided while downtheshore with the family: depressing national politics (though I did follow the whole Jersey budget shutdown story) and even-more-depressing Phillies scores.
Great vacation - way too short. Ran some, biked more, walked even more. Read books, watched dvds, played skeeball, ate too much, slept in.