January 12th 2013 Favorite Blog Posts Comments30 Comments

There is a bit of a dilemma in paradise today. I really want to watch the NFL playoff games today, especially the San Francisco vs Green Bay match-up. Do I really want to sit in front of a tv while on vacation though? Well I do, but does my girlfriend and my family? Perhaps me and my step-dad will sneak off to a sports bar while my mom and girlfriend lounge on the beach.

Just in case I’m going to schedule my PVR to record those games later tonight. Yeah I’m writing this before I actually go on vacation. I want to make this vacation as computer-free as possible. I’m probably still going to bring my laptop, but the plan is to only use it to check e-mail so that I don’t have too much to deal with when I get home.

The big problem with not watching the games until I get home is how do I possibly avoid finding out who won? I guess the only way is to stay true to my plan of only using my laptop for e-mail. No Twitter. No Yahoo. No ESPN.

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By : Jeremy Biberdorf | 12 Jan 2013
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  1. Jason @ WorkSaveLive

    I hope you’re enjoying the vaca Jeremy! I don’t think it would be the end of world to watch a football game in the evening, especially if it’s only 1 night out of the 7 you’ll be gone.

    Thanks for the mention as always!

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    1. Jeremy

      We didn’t end up watching any full games but we did catch the exciting ends of the Saturday games. That’s enough for me, especially since the teams I was rooting for all lost.

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  2. John S @ Frugal Rules

    Thanks for the mention as always Jeremy! I think there’s no problem watching the game, it’s your vacation as well too. Especially as it’s only one night, I think your plan sounds fine. Have a good vacation and enjoy your time being unplugged.

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    1. Jeremy

      Yeah in the end I didn’t have a problem convincing everyone to watch some of the football, especially since my step-dad really likes football too. We just ended up being too busy to catch any full games. No big deal though.

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    1. Jeremy

      We did watch part of the Seattle game in a sportsbar in Cabo. It seemed that everyone there was cheering for Seattle. Late in the game it looked like they had the game won. So it was pretty disappointing seeing them lose to a last second field goal.

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    1. Jeremy

      They’re who I’m cheering for now since my other favorite teams all lost last weekend. I think the 49ers have a pretty good shot at beating the Pats in the Superbowl in a couple weeks.

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  3. Darnell Jackson

    One of the benefits of blogging is your job is in a way a vacation.

    From the ordinary.

    Interacting with us your readers shouldn’t be “classified” as work so when you’re doing it your not working.

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    1. Jeremy

      No this part is far from work. There is all kinds of other regular work that had to be done though. Interacting with bloggers is pretty enjoyable, but can be time consuming.

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  4. Canadian Budget Binder

    I don’t blame you mate. When I head out on vacation the last thing I would want to be doing is hanging out on the internet although checking emails and logging out isn’t that bad. It’s like checking your voice mail. Have a good one! Thanks for the mention Mr.CBB

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    1. Jeremy

      Checking in on e-mail was all I did in the end. I didn’t respond to many, but I had to make sure there was nothing important. It was easy enough to fit that in during the mornings or evenings.

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    1. Jeremy

      Well I definitely drank a lot of beer. With the price of beer down there, it would be a waste not to. Thanks again for the great guest post while I was away.

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  5. Liquid

    Enjoy your vacation :D Weather must be pretty nice over there, unlike the -5° we had here in Vancouver today lol. I didn’t see the game, but I know who won.

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    1. Jeremy

      It was satisfying to hear how cold it was back home and know I was missing out on some snow. With any luck that will be the last of the snow around here this year.

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  6. Glen @ Monster Piggy Bank

    I have the same problem of trying to avoid knowing who won the game whenever I have to work or go out and can’t watch it live. Of course for me the game isn’t NFL but Aussie Rules football.

    The other big problem I have is that all my friends know which team I go for and I get a heap of messages during and after the game. So I pretty much have to not look at my phone for a few hours too.

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    1. Jeremy

      Yeah these days it’s just too hard to avoid finding out stuff like sports scores, especially when it’s a big game. I still end up trying to avoid to scores when I can’t watch the game live, but it usually doesn’t work out.

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    1. Jeremy

      I didn’t catch the entire game for either Saturday match but they did have pretty awesome finishes. If the right teams had won I might’ve still watched the rest of the game now that I’m back home.

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