Everyone has heard the saying “you don’t know what you have until it’s gone.” I have realized the truth of that over the last couple of weeks having to live with no internet or cable.
I really shouldn’t complain. I have an amazing house with electricity, running water, a huge backyard, a great kitchen, an air conditioner that works extremely well, a wonderful roommate and three loving dogs between the two of us. I also have a job that is going incredibly well and some fabulous friends. I really am quite blessed. However, it is soooooooooooooooooooo difficult to go from having cable and wi-fi to having nothing. And it doesn’t help that all but one of my DVDs are being held hostage by my best friend who is currently out of town. I may have accidentally run down about 90 percent of my cell phone data for the month in about two weeks and I have watched the same movie about 20 times. But hey, at least I have an excuse to be productive when I am not at work. I have also re-played every single level of Candy Crush, burned myself out on Minesweeper, gone through a couple hundred levels of FLOW and become addicted to Bejeweled.
So, I have spent a lot of time at the nearest Starbucks lately. I kind of feel bad for using their wi-fi without buying anything, but not bad enough to not do it. I will just come in on Friday after I get paid and buy a Venti-sugary-overly-expensive-delicious-frappucino-macchiato-something-or-other. That should make up for my hours on end of freezing in here just so that I can stay connected through the world through Facebook and Twitter. I mean, I needed to take care of school stuff, too, so that makes all of this totally acceptable, right? Right.
I just can’t wait until Thursday when Direct TV gets installed and Friday when SuddenLink gets installed at home. Best. Days. Ever. I was thinking about how dependent people are on the internet, though, and it’s kind of depressing. The fact that I can’t go ONE day without checking up on everyone through social media just shows that the internet pretty much runs our lives. It has probably been good for me to not be able to constantly be plugged into the internet. I almost want to give it up for a couple of days or something, but that just seems like an awful idea, although an extremely good one at the same time. Instead I am just going to try to be more productive with my time online and limit my usage of social media and Netflix. That means more blog posts!
In other news, my friends are returning to town, so I am not quite so alone in this big city anymore. School starts at the end of this month, and I FINALLY got my issues with Financial Aid worked out and got registered for classes. By the way, I got Financial Aid to admit to me that they were wrong, which I feel is a HUGE accomplishment. I’m loving my new house and the area in which I live. It takes 4 minutes to drive to work-AMAZING! Of course, it will be a little farther to school, but that’s okay. My family was in town last weekend and it was great to be able to spend some time with them. My mom did an awesome job on my furniture and I have already gotten a lot of compliments on it. Check out her creations, y’all. You won’t be disappointed. Speaking of my mom, she just got a new job as an 8th grade science teacher! Hopefully this will be less stressful on her; I know she will love it. And Josi is just doing an amazing job with her jewelry making. I wish I could have kept everything she brought up here to show me, but they wanted to make me pay for it…like, seriously? I’m the best big sister ever…I shouldn’t have to pay…right?
I’m pretty over the freezing temperatures in this Starbucks right now and I’m pretty much starving, so I’m going to sign off for now. But, I promise that I am going to try to write more…since I know everyone just LOVES reading what I have to say. Or at least that’s what I’m telling myself.