Saturday, October 05, 2013

Lack of internet

Day One

1:52 - What I thought was a mere slowdown has turned into full-blown no internet. I have decided to leave this journal so that when they find my lifeless hulk they will know I did not go down without a fight.

2:12 - I can handle this. I have work to do. The writing has been going well today. I can get by on my existing research. I don't have to look anything up. And there are dishes that need to be done. I probably wouldn't have had time to look at the internet anyway.

2:19 - Why does Chrome even have a refresh button when it won't refresh? They could easily make something that would replace the refresh button with a we're sorry button. Would that be so hard? But no, they choose to temp me with the promise of internet and then break my heart. What kind of sadistic torture is this?

2:25 - I'm out of coffee. I'm out of coffee!!!! What the hell is going on here?!? Is the whole world breaking down???????

2:36 - Nothing.

3:22 - The stove is looking nice and clean. Maybe I should do this more often.

4:38 - I wonder if they still make Zagnut candy bars. I can't even remember what they tasted like, but the name sure was fun to say. Zaaaaag-nut. Zagnut.

5:40 - Is it too early for a glass of wine? I was planning to have wine with dinner tonight. It's not like there's rule against having a glass or two before dinner. But if I have it now, I might not have enough for dinner. That would be bad. And after I have wine, I won't be able to go get more wine. The nearest store is two miles away, and I won't want to drive then. Maybe I should save it. Yes. That's what I'll do.

5:54 - Was that a flicker? It looked like a flicker. The number of tweets on Chrome bird just went up. So why can't I connect to anything else? Why is this happening???!!?

6:49 - Hmm. That's a new sound. Has it always done that?

7:37 - Ever since my baby left me,
I've found a new place to dwell,
Down at the end of Lonesome Street,
At the Heartbreak Hotel.
And I'm feelin' so lonesome, baby,
I'm feelin' so lonesome I could cry.

Or is it die? Cry? Die? I'd know, if could look it up ON THE INTERNET!

8:07 - CURSE YOU OBAMACARE!!!!!!!!!!!

8:14 - Wait a minute. I was just able to use my cell phone to bludgeon my way into Facebook. It took several tries, but I was able to do it. I think this means "unplug it. Plug it back in. Goodbye. Call my friend if that doesn't work." Let's try that.

8:22 - The internet is back!!!!! Hello, everyone. Call back the dogs; I'm still alive!!

Well, that was interesting. I think I handled it well.


Martin Langeland said...
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Martin Langeland said...

"Zagnut has been a great tasting candy bar for over 80 years. The unique combination of crunchy peanut butter covered in rich toasted coconut is one of a kind. ...
Zagnut candy bar was originally produced by the DL Clark Company in 1930. The origin of the name Zagnut is uncertain. The "nut" part probably comes from either the coconut coating or the peanut center, while the "zag" could be a reference to zigzag, which was a slang phrase popular in the 1930s. Today, Zagnut is made by The Hershey Company."
Buy Zagnut?