Friday, May 11, 2012

I'm Hooked

This is not the blog I intended to write. Our Internet went down just as I was going to my computer to write this weeks entry. I thought I would try to write something on my BlackBerry - even if it was just someting explaining what happened. I was able to get to Killerhobbies without a problem, but signing in was another story. I got a message saying I was signing in from unfamiliar device or something like that. The print was so small it was hard to read. Anyway, for me to sign in I had to type in the odd assortment of letters they provided. But here was the problem. It was hard to make out the letters and harder to make out what I'd typed in to make sure it matched. It didn't and I think I was denied access, but I can't be sure because I couldn't really read that either.

I finally gave up and figured there would just be no blog from me this week. But meanwhile I was thinking what else there wouldn't be. I was going to answer some questions for an interview, but realized I couldn't. No way could I do all that typing with my thumbs on my BlackBerry. I thought of something I wanted to check, but of course I couldn't. There were travel arrangements I was going to make. Not without the Internet connection.

It was such a weird feeling. I felt so cut off from everything. I hate to admit it but I am hooked on the Internet.

When I looked at the modem a few minutes ago and saw that the red light had returned to green, I felt a huge sense of relief and rushed to my computer.

Do you panic when you can't get online?


Linda O. Johnston said...

Yes, I do panic, Betty, since I spend a lot of time--probably too much--communicating with friends and social networking over the Internet. Maybe it would be a good thing not to have access for a while and learn to live without it again!

Michelle said...

Not quite as badly as I used to, but I know the feeling!

Betty Hechtman said...

Linda, it's funny that we feel cut off from people when we could just use the phone.

Once I got over my panic, I thought hey, I can just crochet.

Betty Hechtman said...

Michelle, it's amazing how dependent we've all become. Whenever I'm working on something and I have a question and find an answer in minues on the Interent, I wonder how we managed without it.

Planner said...

How did it happen that we became so dependent on something we didn't even know could exist not that long ago?

You're right, Betty--at least our crochet hooks don't require electricity (yet!).

Camille Minichino said...

Absolute panic!

And I don't really want to "go back," any more than I want to ride a horse to work instead of driving!

Julie said...

If all else fails, there's always the public library! There's an awful lot of business I can't get done if I have no internet, and I have, on occasion, gone to the library to do things that just couldn't wait on the cable repairman or a computer fix or the like. And this is with a tablet and a smartphone! If I left the house without that phone, I'd turn around and go back for it, which says a lot about its value to me.

Betty Hechtman said...

camille, I don't want to go back either.