September 15, 2010

Where I've Been

I do realize I recently prefaced another post along the same lines - but this time I've really been gone.

No, not gone, gone.  But I've been without Internet since Monday.  It has been a purely hellish experience let me tell you.

If you follow along on Twitter - then you already knew this.  And if you don't well, don't feel bad you really aren't missing anything since most of my Tweets are even more random and disjointed than this little slice of blogland seems to be.

I've been trying to keep up with all that you've been doing via the Blackberry.  Now, while the Blackberry is AWESOME and I love it to death - let's just say it has it's quirks when it comes to reading/responding to blogs. As a result of those quirks - I've missed A LOT and have made next to no comments on any of those that I have been able to read.

So, what have I been up to in my un-connected life?  Well, let's just say I wasn't as productive as I could have been sans interruptions.....

I didn't write anything.  Which I am kicking myself for - because just think what kind of crap gold I could have come up with during all that time!

I certainly didn't use the opportunity to clean house - as evidenced by the dust bunnies roaming freely and procreating at will.

What I did do - well.........

I played solitaire.  A lot!  Unfortunately my win-loss ratio did not improve one iota.  Which is just irritating. I mean generally with practice you improve.  With solitaire practice simply does not matter.  If the cards you are dealt are awful then you are just out of luck, which I suppose could be a metaphor for life sometimes (such as getting dealt the no Internet card....).

After getting bored extremely frustrated with solitaire I did manage to do some computer maintenance (which I have been neglecting.....) and even got my pictures in some kind of order (meaning I just put them in folders - I still need to sort/name/back them up - which will probably happen next time catastrophe strikes and we lose the Internet for any length of time.....).

I also made a list (yes, another one) of all the things I still need to do - such as figure out how to copy my iTunes library onto the Notepad, figure out how to enable Office on the Notepad, etc.

During these dark hours, I realized even without Internet I am connected to the computer - as evidenced by the fact that most of the things I did accomplish all had something to do with the computer.

So what does this tell me?

Apparently, I need to get a life.


  1. I wish I knew how to do half the technical computer jobs you have on your list!

  2. I've been thinking of going 24 hours with no internet. It would have to be a weekend as I need it for work.

    I wonder how I would do..

  3. I'm glad you have an internet connection again.

  4. OMG...Reading this let me know how unproductive I've been today. I need to get up off my butt before hubby comes home. He already came home for lunch and found the breakfast dishes still in the sink and pots on the stove and where was I? I'll let you guess...
    Miss you!

  5. I saw your frustrated tweets....fingers crossed it is back for good. I feel your pain....ours is hit and miss a lot of the time. x

  6. I am connected to the computer way to much but don't know what to do about it. I don't post as much as some but I read, read and read blogs and facebook. I use to read a book a week but now more. Some how I have to figure out a way to balance all this and get back to reading books. I am like you and make list but lately all I am doing is writing the same stuff over and over again. When I get home from work I am so tired all I want to do is just sit at the computer. I am behind on so much!!