Hi Y'all !
Okay, I've finally managed to throw my kids off the computer, and into bed, so now, it's my turn ! It's been four days without our Internet connection, and during that time, we were also without cable T.V. or phone service - GASP ! You would think that my kids had been deprived of food, water, and air ! Hard to believe that little more than a year ago, those things, at least the cable and Internet, weren't even part of their lives and somehow, they managed to survive. And to be honest, most days, I could care less about the phone. All it does is ring incessantly, and cause me to drop everything to go on a scavenger hunt for the handset, (God forbid, anyone else should stop what they're doing) and when I finally find it, it's either a solicitor, or one of the kids' friends - it's never for me. But since we have phone, cable, and Internet all in one package - when one goes, they all go.
Even when Jake isn't grounded, the phone is his life line. He spends most of his evenings talking with his friends, and checking his My Space messages every hour, on the hour. And Heather is even worse about the Internet. She has several friends on an anime site, and she could easily spend every waking hour chatting, writing stories, and role playing. Without her computer, she's lost. I tried to explain that many years ago, the wise and ancient ones, used to use things like pencils and paper to do those kinds of things, but the idea seems to disgust her. However, by Wednesday, she did haul her electric typewriter up from the basement, and pound on it for a while. ( I wouldn't be surprised if she drafted a threatening letter, complete with terroristic threats, to the cable company on it.)
Anyway, thank God technology has finally been restored to our home. I wish I could say that the last four days has resulted in all sorts of wonderful adventures to share with you; but alas, my biggest accomplishment has been refraining from strangling my children as they whinged about being "bored." My children can now be "one" with the cyber-world, or whatever.
I have to admit, it was kind of odd to go through the day without hearing the soundtrack of some T.V. show as background noise. After a few days, I actually started to have . . . thoughts! Or maybe, my mind was just playing tricks on me? Probably, just a temporary hallucination - resulting from the lack of constant, and meaningless, auditory stimuli.
Well, I've pretty much spent most of my evening just catching up on everyone else's blogs and I should probably get myself off to bed. I can sleep well knowing that the world is still spinning on it's axis, just as it should, and that all of my Internet friends are still safe and well. I really missed you all. Catch ya tomorrow.
Good night, and have a great weekend.
Saturday, February 9, 2008
Hi Y'all !
Posted by Auburn~haired~artist at Saturday, February 09, 2008