Sorry for the angry title, but dude, I am angry. The internet at my house is sloooooooooow, which is annoying considering how many files I upload/download for the business side of Shuttersmack. So we’ve been trying to solve this problem for awhile now, and we finally upgraded speed through Century Link and had them deliver the modem we were to use in the upgrade. The service was to go live today, so we needed to install the new modem to ensure uninterrupted internet service. So we did that. And by “we,” I am of course referring to my poor, overworked husband who worked on this while I dressed up in fancy matching t-shirts with Miss Margaret (above) and went to the Star Trek premier (quick review: It was good, but not nearly as good as the last one).
Then I came home and Jamie was angry. If you have ever met my man, you know he is calm, cool and collected. Angry is barely in his vocabulary. It turns out that the internet broke when the new service was turned on and he installed the new modem. He called customer service and they insist it is a problem with the phone wires in our house and of course nothing was wrong on their end. Even though these same phone wires worked perfectly RIGHT BEFORE THEY FLIPPED THE SWITCH.
Because they are POSITIVE it is a problem on our end, they have to send a technician out to our house, which cannot be done until Saturday afternoon. OMG. I DO NOT HAVE A WORKING SHOWER RIGHT NOW. And now no internet. I am telling you what, I am teetering on the edge of falling down the rabbit hole. Especially considering the amount of emails and work I need to do tomorrow ON THE INTERNET. And yes, I *could* go to a bar or coffee shop, but I have several shoots tomorrow, so my time is precious. And besides that? I’m having to travel to the gym or the office to even shower right now, so the convenience of internet at home in 2013 would sure be nice. Especially considering what we pay for it.
So I will now close the blog and drive back home as I am posting this from a Snap Fitness down the street where I am stealing internet. Hey… I wonder if they have showers in there…
Also, if there is no blog post tomorrow, know that this is the reason and I’m not being lazy. And if you see a Century Link van out in the city today, flip them the bird for me.