Monday, February 20, 2006

The day I lost a limb

If by “limb” you mean “internet connection at home.” What? Not having the internet is almost like losing a limb. Ok fine it's not. I just didn't have a better analogy.

So I guess it’s a symptom of being MY AGE, but I no longer look forward to Fridays because it means drinks and clubs and hanging out. No. I now look forward to Fridays because I can watch "Monk" and the episode of "CSI" that I missed the night before and sleep late on Saturday and do nothing if I so desire. Yes, we’ve also established that I’m a nerd, so that could be part of it as well. And the rest of this post will do nothing to shatter my well-deserved nerd image.

Anyway, Friday night, I went to get online for something and had no internet. Hmm. Walked away, did some stuff, came back – nope, no internet. Got into bed, watched a movie, got up the next day (eventually) – still no internet. At first, I kind of didn’t know what to do with myself. It felt really weird. And now? After three days? I sort of like it. Although I apologize to those of you whose emails I haven’t responded to or that I haven't been online to amuse you with my witty IM repartee. I miss you too.

Now what, you may ask, did I do with my newly found non-internet time? I read an entire book. Like a 350 page book. In one day. Granted, this is not surprising for two reasons – one is that I am a ridiculously fast reader and often read entire books in one day. And also, lately I have cut down substantially on my t.v. watching time in favor of reading. It’s so nice to have an attention span again! In the past week, I’ve read about six books. I’m like a book devouring MACHINE. I took breaks from the reading here and there in order to clean the house and do laundry. After that was done, I read some more. Later, I wrote some cards and did some art. Read some more. Cooked and baked. And read some more. Awesome.

I was thinking though, that maybe I should start going out more, because then I’d have more interesting topics to write about. Because the fact that you got a boring-ass recap of what I did when my internet was down? Not the kind of thing that keeps you coming back for more. Next weekend I do have plans – it’s Joe’s 50th birthday party and I know there will be hijinks AND shenanigans. Maybe tomfoolery. Because that’s just how we roll.

In the meantime, maybe you want to give me some material. Anything you want to know about me that I haven’t laid out already? Questions? Requests for fascinating tidbits? You just tell me and then I decide whether or not to ignore you depending on the question. What? This is not a democracy. It’s a BLOGocracy. And I’m the Blogtator.

19 comments:

Romeo Jensen said...

you could blog about the artistic value of bees wax and cow dung and I'd come read your blog!

you're just that good!!!

Hope said...

I LOVE the word tomfoolery! YES!

Anyway, I did nothing on Friday night either. I stayed up late watching "Fat Camp" on MTV and then considered writing a post about it because I couldn't stop watching it! Ridiculous! I need to get out more too.

I wrote a whole post today (not about Fat Camp) but Blogger SUCKS and won't post it.

lil'bitty said...

Could you define (with examples from your past) exactly what makes up "hijinks AND shenanigans. Maybe tomfoolery." and at what point does hijinks and shenanigans cross over into tomfoolery, and vice versa. Also are hijinks and shenanigans synonomous or are they completely separate actions, and if so, how do they differ. Also, can you have hijinks without shenanigans? Just curious.

Okie said...

You must re-attach
I need my haiku partner
We were not finished

Cheryl said...

Blogtator! Love it.

As long as we sometimes get hijinks, shenanigans and tomfoolery, I will take a "what I did when the internet was down" recap like this.

What book did you read?

Sass said...

I like when you tell stories. You could describe the people in your life and the daily random things they do that are totally them

Marissa said...

I threw a full fledged tantrum when I lost my Internet connection. It's like I didn't know what to do with myself without the world wide web!! It's sad, you don't realize how addicted you are to something until all of a sudden it's not there! Also, I've totally had the same thought as you...I can't tell you how many times I've said to myself, "Self, you should just go out and do something so you have something to blog about!"

Mr. Fabulous said...

Anything you write about is entertaining. Sounds like a healthy way to spend a weekend. I almost want my connection to go down for a couple days...

Marie said...

I become pretty bummed out if I lose my internet connection. Although I've been intentionally not spending as much time on the internet lately. I'm amazed at how much more I do (reading, going out, etc) by curtailing my blogging/computer time! lol

By the way, no matter what you post, there is always some entertainment value for me. ;)

C. said...

I too have had limited internet time at home the last few days Ambs.... My Windows is not booting up at the start for some reason, so I am having a friend look at it to fix it.... I do miss our blogging from home time.. : )

C.

tombotts.com said...

You don't look that old. Sorry.

Kiki said...

I should follow in your footsteps and try reading instead of plopping in front of the tv. It's *like* all I do besides going out and drinking entirely too much and doing something or another that makes me feel like a big fat idiot the next day. Just needed to get that off my chest.

I think you should do some sort of blog experiment. Like maybe you could go out this weekend to a bar or something with your hair in a very strange way and see how many guys will buy you drinks! That would be fun.

The Other Half said...

quick..sew it back on

Whinger said...

Mmmmmm...a day of reading. I used to have those days...prior to home ownership.

Sigh.

Not that I would trade it, except that sometimes I would.

Kellie said...

One of the most frustrating things in the world is no internet...

limb... lol...

Sandra Dee said...

Let me just tell you how much I enjoy reading your blog. It cracks me up. Losing a limb....HYSTERICAL!

Rico said...

The Blogtator, is that like a potatoe that can use the computer or something.

I know, bad.

Jill said...

I often read books in one day as well, but not as of late. The internet is evil. Oh yes, and work. Actually having to work is evil, too.

Chief Slacker said...

You eat books? Well, i spose they're high in fiber :O) And hey, you many be a huge nerd, but you're also gorgeous, so it's like the best of both sides of the spectrum!