Wednesday, September 8, 2010

I am an island, not a rock

Remember that question someone always used to ask? "If you were ever left alone on a deserted island, what 3 things would you want to have with you?" Well, my answer has changed from: a good book, a hunka-hunka burnin' love, and deodorant to: access to my phone, internet, and cable.

I absolutely love my Comcast triple package with On Demand. On Demand is a God Send. I just want to kiss whomever came up with that one. Well, at least I'd make him/her a batch of chewy cookies. The cost...way over the top, but I am not to the point of giving it up yet to save some much needed pesos. There's just one, teeny, weeny, itsy, bitsy problem:

Every year or so, our service goes in and out for about a month. About every 2 minutes or less, everything shuts down for a few minutes. It drives me crazy. I feel all alone...abandoned. I am on a deserted island with no one to call, email, or teleport.

I waste so much time hoping, praying that it will come back on. Our little black box has these little greenish-yellow lights on it and they all have to be lit up for it to work. One by one, they'll light up. I watch it like I'd watch someone giving birth. It begins with a feeling of fear, then excitement, then amazement, then relief, and then disgust.

When we are finally able to use our phone to call Comcast, they send someone out - very helpful. Thing is...everyone has had some weirded out idea of what our problem is. I've heard it all.

--There are too many houses loaded to that box in your yard.

--It's a bad cable box (lost everything on our DVR - waaaaaaah!!)

--Your entire house has to be rewired.

--Jupiter is too close to Mars at this time of the year, so...

What the...?

It's out now. If you can read this, send some help. I have to actually entertain my own children! Luckily, for the moment, they are at school except for my napping beauty. So for now...

"I am a lone read (reed in my mind)."

Name that movie.

Side note: The disgust I was describing was from what comes after the baby, not the baby itself.


Erika said...

You've Got Mail... love it.

It's absolute torture when technology turns off! I'm on the computer wasting time way too much!

Dad C. said...

If it what I think it is, it’s from “You’ve Got Mail” – one of my all-time favorites.

Cheer up! You really could be on a desert island, left to entertain your kidlets with coconuts, starfish, and seaweed!

SkyTang said...

I've got just the website for you... ;) and may your service get more reliable

Tim and Wendi said...

You are hilarious! I couldn't agree with you more about loving Comcast, particulary on demand.

When we first got Comcast I hated it and told Tim all the time I wanted to go back to Dish. We've had Comcast a couple years now and the other day Tim told me we could switch back if I wanted and I told him he was crazy!!
I would die without Calliou at my fingertips 24/7 to entertain Jax with whenever I need it.
I don't know what I would do if I lost better not be around 7 in the morning when I need a few more minutes of sleep or 8 at night when I am trying to put Tyce to sleep.

Shelley Eggett said...

You should be a writer!

Suzie said...

where are you?
get off F/B and blog, friend.
I miss this.