Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Can't stop the signal, Mal

O sweet, blessed DSL ...

And now prepare yourself to hear a tale so chilling that it will freeze your very bones and fill your heart with dread ...

(cue really creepy music)

I've been without the INTERNET! Since FRIDAY!

(screams, crashes, eerie laugh)

I'd love to tell you the whole terrifying tale but, frankly, I'm too embarrassed. Suffice to say that the word STOOPID springs to mind upon hearing it and that baby brain doesn't excuses me.


So, anyway, how was your week-end?

I'd love to also tell you that with the additional free time afforded by being WITHOUT THE INTERNET was spent cleaning my house or designing hot, new, t-shirts, but I basically vegetated, stupified to inactivity by being without.

Ya know, it's a bit stunning how much one depends on being on the 'net. I don't generally use it for entertainment -- I don't have time. I am online in dribs and drabs between normal Mommying stuff, so I have to make every second count. But I seem to use it a LOT for everyday stuff. I look up words on MW.com at least a few times a day; visit IMdB for a film quote, or an actor's name; pick up a free font or a public domain pic for a t-shirt.

I look up calorie content of foods, recipes, news stories I hear about, dosages for medicine.

I put books on my Amazon list that the babes have torn up beyond repair, reorder my Netflix queue, get directions to places I've never been, order stamps, pay bills, check my account balances.

It's maddening to have that great resource unavailable! I can't imagine how someone who uses the 'net for entertainment -- plays games online, reads all their news, ildy surfs porn, etc -- feels if their internet is down. It about drove me mad. Is it possible to die of lack of internet?

On the upside, I've been grazing on that healthiest of healthfoods: Brach's Mellowcreme Pumpkins, listening to Weird Al's newest DVD which includes my themesong White and Nerdy, and trying not to think too much about the Amnio tomorrow.

I'll be gone most of the day, but I'll try to get on and update you (and post the ultrasound pics). Meantime here's some song lyrics for you:

I wanna roll with the gangstas
But so far they all think I'm too white and nerdy
Think I'm just too white and nerdy
Think I'm just too white and nerdy
I'm just too white and nerdy.
Really really white and nerdy.

(Copyright 2006 Al Yankovic)

PS: points for anyone who gets the reference in the post title. C'mon ... it's easy!

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posted by MrsEvilGenius @ 8:51 am   5 comments


At 5:37 pm, Blogger Mrs.Chili said...

WELCOME BACK!! I've missed you!

Tell your husband I want to talk to him about school shootings. I want to talk to you about it, too, but I'm particularly interested in how he views the issue, being that he, you know, works in a school.

And I don't get points. I have no freaking clue what you're talking about in your title...

At 8:46 pm, Anonymous VegaVixen said...

Beuh. A craving for those pumpkins, or for candy corn, would be hell on earth for me. Red Bird Peppermint Puffs, however, are another story!

I'll have to think about your points question, which has brought me a little, uh, serenity.

At 12:15 pm, Anonymous stacey said...

Yeah! You're back! I'm sorry your lost your connection. It is amazing how much you miss not having that easy access to *everything*, even for just a few days.

Vegavixen-Red Bird Peppermint Puffs?! Are those the kind that actually disolve in your mouth or are they crunchy/crumbly? I've been searching for the ones that melt for years! My dad loves them! Where do you find them (if they are the melties?)

At 3:01 pm, Anonymous VegaVixen said...

Stacey, they're the kind that have a texture almost like buttermints. Try Walgreen's. 160ct/$4. I don't eat a lot of candy (occasional dark chocolate), but I can really put the eat on those things. :-)

At 4:38 pm, Blogger macboudica said...

The quote is from Serenity! I loved Firefly and Serenity!

Sorry about the net-outage. But I am glad to see you back!


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