Monday, July 30, 2007

10 Things To Do When Your Internet Server is Down

1. Clean house Take a nap.

2. Read

3. Listen to your children playing make-believe together. I'm telling you that is music to a mother's ears.

4. Compose a dozen or so posts in your head. And then not be able to post any of them. And pay no attention to the fact that when you could access the internet earlier this morning, you couldn't come up with one.single.thing. to post about.

5. Think of ways to earn extra money to buy an oh-so-cool, and oh-so-pricey iphone. Have you seen them? They are uber cool! And I'm insanely jealous of anyone who happens to own one. If you do, please don't tell me.

6. Wonder every few minutes how you ever lived without the internet. We use it for sooooo much...banking, communicating, news, weather, and a couple of dozen other things! And blogging, of course.

7. Catch up on the laundry from your vacation last week. Almost done--woo hoo!

8. Play a game with your kids. Our favorite game as of late is A-Z Jr. by Discovery Toys. It's fun and educational too.

9. Read the newspaper that got shoved aside this morning in favor of the world-wide-web.

10. Realize that the phone line exists for a reason other than to connect you to the web, and call a friend to catch up.

I was unable to access the internet for a large portion of today. Not sure what was up with that other than it was a problem on my ISP's end, and is now fixed (hallelujah!) This is how I spent my time offline...all of the above, plus checking every 20 minutes or so to see if I was back online. I'm not obsessive or anything. Really.


Robin Green said...

You are cracking me up--but your day sounds strangely like the ones I had a while back when my service was down. What did we ever do...

Lindsay said...

What a timely post, Mer. We received a note that our server will be down a good part of the afternoon at work. Figure it will be as good a time as any to begin with the bindery project.

Diane@Diane's Place said...

I'm the same way when my net is down, Mer. I used to be that way when the phones were out, but since I have a cell phone I'm not as antsy about not having landline service when it's out.

Of course my modem is through my phone line, so if the landline is down, so is my internet. Full circle, I guess...



Trish said...

LOL We've been having problems with our internet, too. You described the experience perfectly!


Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

You sound just like me! I go nuts if our internet goes down. I check every 15 minutes and can't seem to find anything to occupy my time. I try, but my mind always flitters back to the computer. Oh, and next time, try typing up your blog posts in Word or a word processor. Better than nothing and then you can cut and paste into your blogging software!

I love to read also, but when my internet is down, I have trouble concentraing on my book :)