Thursday, March 15, 2007

Supervillain plot narrowly averted... details at eleven

Last night around 10 or 11, I found myself no longer able to connect to the Internet. There must have been some server problems, some ISP issues, or something. I could have screamed (in fact, I might have... it's all one big horrifying blur.)
I stared at the screen in dumbfounded shock, muttering "Well, NOW what am I going to do?"

What exactly DO people do when they can't get online? What else IS there to do?
Read? Bathe? Sleep? Carve turnips into exact replicas of the Eiffel Tower? Paint self-portraits onto suspicious looking bones found in the back yard? Swallow ten stones and count how many actually come out later on? Plot the destruction of superheroes everywhere and achieve world domination? What?

I read for awhile, but it was hard to concentrate because I was so annoyed).
Tried to sleep (actually went to bed at a decent hour), but couldn't sleep.
Got back up, lit a scented candle, played some solitaire.... made a snack, did some photoshopping, tried writing some music....
Discovered I can NOT write music when I am annoyed.
Wanted to practice my french horn, but suspected the neighbors would not appreciate this at one in the morning.
Went back to bed.
At 7:00 this morning, I still could not connect to the Internet.
Yet when I tried again at 2:00 in the afternoon, it worked fine.
What a relief.
Now I can breathe again.
The superheroes are safe for one more day, at least.


Steven said...

Believe me, we all just had a sigh of relief. What would the cyber world be without you? We need you as a fearless leader and revealer of burrito-induced bodily functions!

Travis said...

The sucky thing - among many - about that connection being down is you never know exactly when it's coming back up.

So you check back, and then check back, and then check again every few minutes. Then you give up and find the sundry things to do, like you did.

But you're irritated, so you go check again, and again, and again.

And then when it's finally back on, you wonder how long it's been back on!! If you'd only checked an hour ago!! Maybe that last time you checked, it came on right after you turned the computer off!!

Oh the humanity!!

**slaps self**

Yeesh - where did manic Trav come from?

Mr. Fabulous said...

Thank God you were able to pick up the shattered pieces of your life and move on...

Morgen said...

copy and past Trav's comment here

and multiply it by ten

that's me without internet connection...

at least at work I have a laptop with built in wireless receiver, so I can tap into the next door neighbor's wi-fi when my dsl goes down...

Janna said...

Steven: I try to reveal something many times each day...

Travis: EXACTLY!! Thanks! Now I know I'm not the only one! :)

Mr. Fab: Who said I've moved on?

Morgen: I wish I had your computer and your DSL.