Saturday, 4 April 2009

"Interweb cold turkey... how does it feel?"....Cold, it feels cold.

The broadband is back and all is right with the my world again. I'm as excited as a puppy that has just been let into the house and doesn't quite know what to pee on first.....seriously.

Conan asked, "Interweb cold turkey... how does it feel?"


It felt cold Conan, really really cold and slow and lonely and so very 1999. It was, in a word, hideous. Some people take such situations in their stride and don't waste their energy by getting upset and angry about things that are out of their control.

I am not one of those people. I messed myself. I messed myself and then some.

"For god's sake are you still moping about your internet? Good grief there are people out there with real problems. Get over yourself! Why don't you read a book or go for a walk or meet a real actual in the flesh friend? Eh?", advised/scowled Little Miss Manuel.

I did not read a book or go for a walk or converse in a normal fashion with people with real names as opposed to those with aliases, perish the though! No, I sat and stewed and bemoaned my luck. I thought briefly for a moment about all those people with real problems that LMM had tried to shame me with- the kids with no food and the poor unfortunates labouring under the yoke of drug dependency and all Gordon's wee creatures who face terror and anguish on a daily basis. I thought about them all, I considered their plight and then went back to whinging about my lack of broadband.

Little Miss Manuel went home.

But normal service has been returned and life is good again. Little Miss Manuel will be back tomorrow, I hope....

19 People trying to get Manuel's attention:

Medbh said...

Did you write any posts out by hand? Now that's a desperate situation altogether.
Yay for restored service!

Medbh said...

Did you see this?

http://gawker.com/5197434/critic+assaulter-arrested-albany-safe-for-snootery-once-again

Manuel said...

medbh: I wrote one! Which is just shoddy and lazy.....proper order will be returned on sunday all being well....did i ,iss much?

Manuel said...

well that answers that then! what a story....! i must do a bit more snooping on this.....ta medbh

ninetyninewords said...

Soon 50MB won't be enough for you. If you're lucky you'll end up at some weekly meeting where people will recall the fateful day they tried SDSL and liked it. ADSL just didn't seem the same again.

Boxer said...

welcome back! I lost internet access once... they tell me I blacked out from depression.

Manuel said...

bbb: 50mb aint enough already....i want MORE!!!

Boxer: i'm getting my back up plan together.....this wont happen again....

sassysundry said...

Yay! Broadband! Happy you're happy.

Manuel said...

sassy: i'm so happy i'm cuddling he modem right now....

savannah said...

i'm seriously thinking about one of those plugin things that give you instant wifi wherever you are...i just hope it's MAC friendly! welcome back to the real world, darlin! ;) xoxox

Waiter Extraordinaire said...

I love this internet and all this high speed stuff. It is like my daily fix.It is like i will do whatever it takes to keep it going.

Jimmy Bastard said...

Uh-huh..Uh-huh.. I've listened to your excuses, that's all very well, however, my wife and I have sat here for 30 minutes and we are STILL waiting for our main course to arrive.

Tell the manager I'd like to see him please.

Manuel said...

sav: that's exactly what i am gonna do.....

steve: me an you both old chum.....

jimmy: sorry sir.....your head of b.ferguson and stewed mcgreggor will be with you shortly.....

Killer said...

My computer is giving me a bit of jiff....

Manuel said...

killer: well don't kick it.....it really doesn't help at all.....

daisyfae said...

when the 'hurricane without gps' went through the middle of the united states last year, i was out of internet for a week. i took to hanging out in coffee shops - with other tweakers... getting little fixes here and there, paying $10/hour at starfucks....

step one...

Native Minnow said...

It's good to see that all is right with the world.

MJ said...

Oh yes, real flesh friends.

I was recently scolded by one for forgetting his birthday yet remembering the birthday of an Infomaniac reader.

The shame.

Conan Drumm said...

Hmm, if it didn't result in more quality time with LMM I think you need a 12-step programme, or a time lock on your modem.