Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Becky takes something totally mundane and wrings a half-assed blog entry out of it

I had no cable or internet when I got home from work yesterday.

My landlady called later in the evening and said it would be Sunday before Comcast could send a technician. Monday to Sunday - one week. Far from being an inconvenience, though, it felt like an opportunity. I don't watch much TV, but I do watch the news, and I don't while away my after-work hours on the internet (or at least not the way I used to), but I do rush to the computer every time I think of something to look up...which is often.

Of all weeks. No news this week means not being sucked through the invisible crack that divides responsible reporting and tragedy porn. And not looking up every thought that crosses my mind means more time to think about my own answers before conceding to someone else's.

Right?

Those are my lofty expectations, at least, because it's either using this disruption in my routine as an excuse for public self-actualization OR it's an opportunity to berate Comcast because for God's sake how could it actually take a week, I mean, come on. (I prefer the former because hating on your service-provider is such a cliche, and because I set high standards for myself as being not-totally-dependent on technology [even if I sometimes am].)

(Plus, it's inspired me not to spend the first half of my lunch break today mindlessly scrolling through Reddit, like I usually do, and instead using that time to write something. And after such a dry spell on this blog, too...I needed to lose the internet to post something on the internet.)

(Also, I say all of this like I don't have a damn smartphone. But I'm ignoring that rather large loophole.)

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  1. hehehe I had the same (well 4 days) experience without internet the other week. makes a laptop rather useless lol ... but i have to say I was glad i have a smartphone to be able to check in on things :) but i hate typing on it - it takes forever to type one sentence.

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    Annie

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  2. I'm back! The technician just left (whew!), and I could not agree more about typing on a smartphone! It was not the most convenient week, but I survived. :) It's kind of unnerving, actually, how dependent we are on our routines!! :-/

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  3. It is. Our little stone age brains love routines ;)

    On the other hand I don't have any routines anymore since I am on sick leave for 8 weeks now. Which probably becomes a routine in itself, too, at some point.

    hugs
    Annie

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    1. Oh my goodness, are you okay? 8 weeks is a long time. :(

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    2. As good as it goes I guess. Nothing that can't be repaired but it takes time.
      After years of giving and having almost nothing to refill the batteries I am at "witts" end.

      hugs
      Annie

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    3. I do :)

      i am working on not falling into total inactivity, which is why I keep on working on the idea of my own business. but if I don't feel it or don't have the energy that i let the day pass.

      Don't worry, I will be alright. I fought until this day, I can go on more - though I did not always think so, and maybe there will be days where I feel like I can't anymore. But for now they are not too close :)

      hugs
      Annie

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    4. :) I know you are a strong person, and I will be keeping you in my thoughts. Keep me posted on how you're doing!

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    5. Thank you :) and I will keep you posted.

      hugs
      Annie

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