Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Still kicking
Haven't had internet access at home for a long time and there's been no chance to sneak in a post while at work. There was a time when not having internet access would have disturbed me greatly, but I find it only mildly annoying these days. I particularly miss being able to check the weather. I suppose I could hook up the TV to the free cable and watch the weather channel, but then I'd have to endure commercials and a lot of talking head jabber just to find out half of what I could get in seconds on the internet.

These days it's cold and dark when I get home from work and after I've tended to the dog and we've both had dinner, all I want to do is curl up under the covers with a good book. Even a bad book will do and I'm headed off to bed with one tonight that will, no doubt, have me asleep in minutes. I suppose instead I should take advantage of this sudden, unexpected wireless signal, but sleep is a more appealing notion at the moment than slogging through three to four weeks of unread email.


  1. Good to hear you've OK.

    I love the week we have in Northumberland in November every year, because there is no internet access, even by dongle (the National Park is a mobile phone black hole with the providers choose not to fix as there is no money in it for them - sheep don't own phones!).

  2. A couple of years ago I would have thought that no access to mobile phone or internet would make for a horrible vacation spot, but these days it sounds perfect. I think I have reached the saturation point on the "connectedness" of modern life.