Sunday, July 08, 2007

There are not words…

There are not words to describe how frustrated I am with my so-called Internet Service Provider…



Or, more accurately, my Internet NON-Service Provider, since they decided to stop providing me with “teh internets” in the wee hours of Thursday morning.

Oh – how I wish I were Capello... I know she would have the words to perfectly capture how I feel about the fuckwits at Earthink...
(Although, honestly? - “fuckwits” seems like a very good start…)

Between us, Bubba and I have probably spent upwards of 14 hours on hold over the last three days with technical support. And yet - despite numerous “trouble tickets” and even more assurances that “service should resume within the next hour” blah blah blah… - still, I got nothing.

Schecky has learned several interesting new words over the last few days. Pretty much every single one of which will guarantee that I’m called in for a parent teacher conference should he ever choose to repeat one while at school.
Sigh.

I've come to the shocking realization that I’m really rather quite spoiled. I’m used to being able to access any piece of information the moment that it occurs to me that I want it. Such as:

I’m frustrated about not being able to WikipediaPaul Revere” when Schecky asked me a question about him. I actually had to go to the library to see if I had any books that had come in. I’ve not seen the people take apart the iPhone on YouTube yet – even though I keep hearing about it. Yesterday when I was curious about what the weather was like, I actually had to go outside and look! Usually, I just visit weather.com… Yes, I realize that I may be overly dependent on the internet… it’s a sickness…

Plus – I’m going into withdrawal here... I may be a cranky little hermit, but I do so enjoy checking in on “my blogs” and seeing what everyone is up to. I’m a little bit lonely…

Anyhow, I am typing this up quickly, at Whole Foods*, of all places – I stopped in on my way out of town in order to make sure that all the bills get paid while I’m gone.

I’m off to Tennessee, to visit my parents and spend the week in my much-loved hometown. Yay! So, there should be more radio silence from this corner for the next week while the Scheckster and I enjoy the mountains for a spell. (Although, honestly, this whole summer has been quiet here in CookieLand, hasn’t it???)

Admittedly, I’ve not been everywhere in the world, but I still suspect that East Tennessee has got to be one of the prettier places…

I hope you all have a lovely week as well!




*Many thanks to the Caretaker – the clever one who taught me that my Whole Foods has WiFi. He’s a smart one, that boy is… Cute, too!

12 comments:

Thimbleanna said...

Indeed, you are correct about east Tennessee. I've been a few places and your home state rates right up there at the top. Maybe not the Alps or the Highlands, but not too far behind! Have a good break!

beki said...

Have fun ;)

Renee said...

A week at 'home'. That sounds nice and relaxing. Hope you have a great time.

The Caretaker said...

Aw thanks! I'm glad you got to take advantage of the awesomeness that is the WF wiFi.
I, too, had the earthlink outage last week. And I was none too happy about it!!

rohanknitter said...

Arrrgh! Computer problems are so frustrating.
Have a wonderful visit!

Rebecca said...

blogging at whole foods. that sure would be a nice theme? hate that you're having such difficulties with your ISP. and can't wait to meet you, if you can spare a few moments, while you're in kingsport! hurray!

laeroport said...

Travel safe, have fun, and I hope those fuckwits have it figured out by the time you get back.

TinkerBlue said...

Oh I couldn't survive with out my internet. Just a day without it drives me insane.

have a great trip home.

capello said...

fuckwits is a very good beginning, indeed.

and you gotta love the few wi-fi at whole foods. don't think i haven't already gone there in a fit of tears.

African Kelli said...

A lot of McDonald's do too! I hope you are having a wonderful adventure and they get their acts together by the time you are back. :)

Big Pissy said...

have a wonderful time!

p.s. I'm the same way about lack of internet.....grrrrrrr!

Chara Michele said...

I have a hard time living without an internet connection too! (Fortunately it doesn't happen often, since I am far too dependent on the internet...)

Hope you have a good vacation!