Friday, June 24, 2005

GOT BROADBAND?

I don't.  I woke up this morning and could not log on.  That was such a critical situation that I even neglected to make my coffee.  I tried everything I could, I disconnected and reconnected connections, I wiggled wires and pushed buttons.    I rerouted routers and even tried connecting the laptop to the cable modem.  All to no avail.  Dickidoo even gave it a try.  My modem is winking and blinking, but it is not passing on any information.  I fear I have fried it.

So I am on dial-up.  I had forgotten how slow dial-up can be.  I gave up trying to load my photo journal, I have places to be tomorrow which is the projected download date.  The phone line is running across my kitchen and livingroom floor like some kind of techno-spaghetti, and the noise, the beeping and screeching of the modem as it tries to connect!  How did I ever survive before? 

The only good thing about this is that ever since I logged on  I have not received any calls for charitable donations.  Trying to resolve this problem with kids hanging all over me like little monkeys is impossible.  Much as it pains me to have to step away from the Internet, nothing will be accomplished under these circumstances so for the time being  I will throw in the towel and throw myself to the mercies of the Oompas.

I must also free up the phone so that I can ask the next charitable organization that calls to send ME a donation.  I need to get a new modem.  Ohhhhhhhh, woe is me!  I miss my broadband!

21 comments:

sdoscher458 said...

oh dear poor Dorn..I've never used a dial up I would be totally lost...I didnt realize that modems fry now I'm scared...do they overheat? Get a verizon one and they send you it free......Sandi

sunnyside46 said...

I used to have dial up & it was okay till I got broadband, thanks to my dear daughter who takes such good care of me
Marti

cyanidechandra said...

Oh my...I feel sorry for you.....

spunkyxmasangel said...

Congrats on being featured. -Dawn-

swmpgrly said...

oh how i love broadband!!!!

cneinhorn said...

all this on the day you become famous!  ;-)  Congrats! It's about time too!

~  www.jerseygirljournal.com

jouell3935 said...

I have been a lurker for months...I guess the time has come to stop lurking!!!! Congratulations on a well deserved honor!!!
Jodi
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fisherkristina said...

Congrat's on making Editor's Pick! -Krissy
http://journals.aol.com/fisherkristina/SometimesIThink

bosoxblue6993w said...

a laurel and hearty congratulations on your selection this week.    well-deserved.

astaryth said...

Woo Hoo! Dorn's an Editor's Pick!!!!!!!! What a day for your Broadband to go down. At least you have dial up! If our Cable modem goes down (or cable goes out) I'm out of luck cause we are one of those 'early adopter' people and don't have a landline phone, just a cell. <g>

kissofvanity said...

Congrats on being an Editor's Pick.  :)

Ana~

awen1122 said...

YAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO DORN IS EDITORS PICK!!!!!!  You so deserve that sweetie!!! Love ya!

purplectigger said...

Congrats on making editors pick. Wooooooooooo  Hooooooooooooo. Sorry about the broadband.
Hugs R.C.

ccancu said...

How is Madame president of the Dust Bunnies of America club supposed to conduct her business on . . . dare I say it, DIAL UP???

She is definitely an M3, IPOD, HD, several cell phone, video in the vehicle, BROADBAND kinda woman!!!  

Somebody needs an old-fashioned a** chewin' re. getting her back on line BROADBAND, ASAP!!!  Don't make me come after you, people!!!  Get it done!!!!!

Peace. Out, Madame President.
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amiga1 said...

You made me laugh out loud this morning.  And I truly needed that!  Thanx.  Hope ya get your whatever fixed!

beckieramos said...

Congratulations on Editors Picks!!! I have heard of several people right now having problems with their broadband. Strange. Have a great weekend with the oompahs! God bless, Beckie

ikoiko33 said...

After years of being on dial up, and penny pinching, I have finally switched over to DSL ... wow!! How did I live without it?!?!?!?


Kasey

bigred3392 said...

I've had dialup for years and apparently found out last night that I live in the stone age, and this crazy thing called "broadband" has been around for a while. I need to stop geting distracted by shiny objects!
http://journals.aol.com/bigred3392/TracysAwesomeJournalofAwesomenes

bigred3392 said...

I've had dialup for years and apparently found out last night that I live in the stone age, and this crazy thing called "broadband" has been around for a while. I need to stop geting distracted by shiny objects!
http://journals.aol.com/bigred3392/TracysAwesomeJournalofAwesomenes

scholer1 said...

I am confused about what Dust Bunny Club of N. America is?