Have you heard the news?

Do the zip code quiz 7/15 so far..

It may be an illusion, but already I’m feeling a bit more focused on what I have to do today.
I’ve managed to avoid hearing the radio bulletins first thing. Having removed my web ticker and disabled the browser shortcut buttons to my favoured news outlets, my instinctive early morning clickfest was much shorter earlier. So far I’ve managed to avoid hearing any news – apart from looking at the Big Brother news pages which are my only concession. Eugene’s stock is rising. The Craig & Anthony thing is heading for trouble. Hell hath no fury like a hairdresser scorned…

Still going pretty well, though I’ve had a couple of near misses.
Found myself inadvertently reading the Bignjuicy Gazette earlier, which just happened to be lying around. Unthinkingly, I was thumbing through it and was distracted by an article on obese pigeons before realising what I was doing and hurriedly throwing it down. Shortly after, I had to stick my fingers in my ears and hum Craig McClachlan’s greatest hits when the radio news bulletin came on.

Ten hours so far with no news.
It’s evening news time. But I’m not interested. No really. I know I usually tune in with a cuppa but tonight I’ve no time for that. I’m busy finishing some work. Honestly, I was only looking at the BB site in passing..

Another news watershed reached and I still don’t know what the hell is going on in the world. Today I’ve felt a bit isolated and disconnected. I’ve noticed that my thoughts are more centred on practical things I’ve been meaning to do for a long time and have been putting off. I’ve felt tempted at times to visit the BBC News site but so far I’ve been good and resisted. Don’t know if I can keep it up for two weeks. Maybe best not to see it as something forbidden – that will only strengthen the feeling of deprivation.

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