26 December 2008

Cut the cord!!!

How stupidly internet dependent am I? When I got out to my car this morning to head south, the battery was dead. Bummer. Nothing I couldn't fix with a trickle charge and time, but it killed my road trip. It was too early to call my friend, so I surfed aimlessly for a while until my internet went down, which it does frequently for short periods. Not too happy about that, but ISP beggars can't be choosers. I busied myself with some laundry and putzed around the house, checking back from time to time. Still no 'net. Now it was becoming a problem. My friend had emailed her phone number to my gmail account, and I hadn't bothered to write it down or transfer it to my hard drive address book, because, hey, I had it right at my fingertips, right? I also had to scrounge up my kid's cell phone, because my little-used one is in a box at school, and out house phone service is Vonage, delivered, of course, via the internet (voice over IP). Unfortunately, friend's parents are unlisted, so I can't track down a number to let her know I am safe at home. Gonna have to put in some fixes around here, just as soon as my connection comes back, anyway...

*whew* Back online and pacified. Really gonna have to do something about my little problem.

3 comments:

Jeff said...

It's amazing how dependent we become on this stupid internet isn't it? I feel like someone has disconnected life support if I can't get access. The cost of new technology I guess.

Cliff said...

Yep, trouble here too with the isp. I've come pretty close over the last 3 days to losing my religion whilst chatting with the support people.
I love the pics of the family. That little boy is a doll.
The concert write up had me leaning toward some horrific take over of the school by some kind of toxic fumes. Wow, what a night. Funny stuff.

nora said...

I have mixed feelings about this Internet stuff. I've become very dependent also, but I'm not sure that's a bad thing - when my purse was stolen I was able to look up all of my credit cards online (since I do all of my banking online). I'm not a write it down sort of person.
I'm horrible with phone numbers, with out my phone I had no numbers...those I need to write somewhere. Just after I get done reading blogs....