In deciding between calling myself a netaholic or a webaholic, it was only then that I realized the similarities between a “net” and a “web,” and I wondered if such naming was on purpose, but I digress…
Allow me to reiterate. I. Am. Addicted. To the TripleDoubleU. (I was tired of using these “.” for a moment.)
I’d like to blame it on the stock market crashing and I will.
See, I work in IT, and just like how a stripper doesn’t enjoy bringing her work home (maybe that was a bad example), I wasn’t too keen on doing much on the web once I got home. I had five blogs I regularly read, and I played on the Hollywood Stock Exchange (my user name is TakeOne if interested). Otherwise I did banking and billing (and occasional drunk purchases on Amazon or DeepDiscount).
But when the market crashed and EVERYONE panicked, my company’s clients held their breath and stopped calling, and I was suddenly left with a lot of free time on my hands. I never got into MyBook or FaceSpace, so I started checking out this whole blogging thing. Voila! MonkeyBlogMonkeyDo was born.
But now I’m in a bit of a crisis. Over the last six months, I’ve kinda developed a needto be online. First off, I have way more than five blogs to read on a daily basis. Plus I have two (and sometimes more if I feel like it) of my own to tend to. Throw in my recent crippling desire to Twitter, and it’s borderline unbearable. For example, how am I supposed to watch TV and DVD’s without a functioning laptop on top of my lap (functioning = online).
Where the major crisis stems from is the fact that the neighbor’s wifi I’ve been “borrowing” seems to have been cancelled. I believe this started April 1st, and I’m beginning to lose my mind.
I live in Detroit, and my only option for a provider is Comcast, and I can’t stand Comcast (although I do love their new commercials). So here I sit. Writing this blog. Using dial-up.
Maybe I need to get this (click here to take you to the site because I couldn’t post it via dial-up!):
Also, I feel a kindred spirit in last season’s South Park episode, “Over Logging.” If you haven’t seen it, check it out here. Just be warned – there is a very gross scene that even Trey Parker couldn’t believe they got away with putting on TV.
Okay, sure, maybe I’m just being whiny, but there’s a part of me that doesn’t find it fair that no one else but Comcast has upgraded lines in my area to give us consumers some options.