Yes, Ack. I am sitting in the Starbucks parking lot, using their internet to pay my bills. My aunt added "U-verse" to her part of the house, knocking out my DSL and they can't get me back until Tuesday. ONE whole week total outage! I am losing what is left of my mind.
On Thursday I typed the following in a word processing program to let out my angst.
I will see you all again Tuesday and I am SO missing my cyber pals!
I am having internet issues. You don't realized just how 'addicted' you are to your internet access until it is denied to you. After moving in November I have been only able to use the internet when I am ‘in town’ at work. I can get only dial-up at the new house. Granted, I used to adore Dial Up, I thought it was the Bee’s knees. However, much like driving a NEW car makes you unhappy with your old one, so does DSL make you malcontent with dial-up.
Worse yet, I am experiencing random ‘outages’ at my shop. So, I am here, with a few spare moments in which I could read blogs, post to my blog, email, facebook and all my other weird addictions and ALAS, no internet. I am forced to type on a word processor and copy to my blog later. I have been ‘on the net’ since 1993, or so. 15 or more years of addiction! I remember how cool we thought ourselves when “IMing” with our friends overseas from the college computer labs. Those days it was nothing like today, less user-friendly, no applications, no animated smileys and so on. I went for a brief spell after college with no internet at home, but VERY brief. Now I can’t even imagine a world without the internet as my ‘sidekick’. I could give up many modern conveniences, even GOD FORBID, our TV, but the internet is my social network.
I didn’t come to town yesterday, choosing ‘going without’ and it was fine, but being HERE looking at my keyboard and wondering what all my ‘web-friends’ are doing is killing me.
Do I think a little less online time would be good for us all, yes, but for the love of God, AT&T get my DSL back up before I blow a blood vessel!---