Saturday, December 01, 2007

Thirty Days


When I'm old and gray (um, old-er and gray-er), I'll look back on this November and be able to conjure it up in great detail.

Is that a good thing?

To expand just a bit on yesterday's post, my DSL connection has been dodgy lately, with me calling EARTHLINK just about every day and EARTHLINK having me go through the same routine every single time, even though we both know that the problem is that my DSL modem is 5 years old. So I've been calling EARTHLINK (located somewhere in Asia) every night and every night they forced me through the same idiotic routine of checking cables, unplugging this, resetting that, computer off, computer on. All of which would work for five minutes. Then I'd have to call them again. So that's been fun.

The new modem is now in the mail.

Back to last night: I met up with David, his lovely wife Mrs. David, her sister and sister's S.O. (who drove down from Jersey) in Baltimore for a fantastic and enormous dinner in Little Italy. Baltimore is about 45 minutes from here and there was no way I was allowing David to set foot in the great state of Maryland without seeing me.

Although I was a bit hesitant about going out with two couples. Cuz it's always fun being the fifth. But my fears were groundless. From the minute we met, it was as though I'd known these people my entire life. I laughed til I cried. And ate way too much. Which I am now regretting as 10 miles awaits me. And I'd better get off my ass and off the computer and out on the trail...alright already David, I'm going!

But the rest of this fascinating story: So last night I HAD to post so I could win FABULOUS PRIZES and of course? My DSL was down. I tried my usual practice of "borrowing" a neighbor's wireless but the $#@! had turned it off!

So I did the modem reset dance a few times and got a wee window of time in which to post that fabulous photo of David and Mrs. David.

So now you know.

9 comments:

21stCenturyMom said...

We're done! Woo hoo!! What a relief.

peter said...

You know, there's a trick to posting dates in that you can store up days if you want. Start a draft in the morning, save it, and you can go back days, weeks later, rework it or get rid of the old material and fill in a new entry entirely on the old draft page and it will be dated the day you started the draft when you publish it. Then you won't be chewing your fingernails as midnight approaches and you're watching the spinning wheel and talking to somebody in Singapore.

Anonymous said...

Every party has a pooper that's why we invited you (peter). Party pooper, souper douper.

peter said...

I used to be a State Patrolman so you could make that souper douper ex-trooper party pooper.

LBTEPA said...

Did you win a prize?

Just12Finish said...

They should just ask how old the darn modem is and send you a new one - cut to the chase.

Bex said...

Hey, I finally blogged! After two weeks and change. And I posted photos of you and NOD. More coming later. Good night!

Runner Susan said...

hey, i just remembered that you never claimed you banner prize from a while ago . . . are you ever gonna do that miss jeanne?

Mark said...

hmmmm....

I may have posted ONCE in the last 30 days.

I am the anti-Jeanne.