10/23/2008 05:12 am ET Updated Nov 17, 2011

10 Things To Do When Your Computer Is Sick

"Unplug and Recharge" is a new Living series which aims to give you, our dear readers, a quick break from your day -- whether you have as much time as ten minutes or as little as two. Following the success of our Oasis at the DNC, we're hoping to give you a little cyber-oasis -- a place to escape -- where you can take a moment to unplug, relax, and recharge.

This was originally published on September 10th, 2008.

I had to turn my computer over to the Apple Store yesterday, it wasn't feeling so well. And I thus spent most of yesterday without a computer to use and I have to say IT WAS AWESOME. I didn't worry about e-mail (because I couldn't) and I didn't spend my day obsessively clicking on different news sites waiting for something to happen. I wasn't concerned with my friend's Facebook status updates and I actually read things in books and newspapers.

Unfortunately I'm a blogger (but it's not so unfortunate, I really like what I do), so today I had to find a computer to use in the meantime. But my day of bliss got me to thinking about how awesome it would be to not have a computer for a few days (and not be on vacation) - there is so much one could do. Which is why I've created a list of the Top 10 Things You Can Do When Your Computer is Sick.

Think of it like an adult snowday...

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