Cable Blip and Library Conundrum

24 03 2010

I thought I might not be posting today because my internet has been down since early this morning.  Kes and I tried unplugging the modem, etc. throughout the day, but no luck.  Finally, Kes convinced me to call Cox.  I don’t have a phone book, and no internet at the time, so I called 1-800-Goog411 which took an eternity because for some reason it couldn’t recognize the word “Fayetteville” even though it has many times in the past.  Then, I got put through to a disconnected Cox number.  Finally, I got ahold of Cox, navigated their automated menu, and spoke with a real human.  Immediately, all the lights on my modem lit up, and my internet was back… GAH.

I considered going to the library today, but talked myself out of it.  I would like to renew my library card, and check out volunteer opportunities, but I currently have books to read, and am not interested in checking out any more.    It just started bugging me that I would go to the library without the intention of checking anything out.  Is that weird?  Maybe I should go anyway in the near future.





Weekend 13 March 2010

13 03 2010

Reading
I’ve gotten a little further in Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell The book almost feels like it has started.  I’m pretty sure I’m about to meet the second titular character.

Knitting
Slow, but steady progress in knitting, I suppose.  Four panels instead of just three.

Movies
I watched all of The Blues Brothers for the first time today.  I loved it!  I commented to Kes that their concert reminded me of The Sound of Music. They let them finish their show before taking them into custody, but it’s not Nazis this time.  Then I realized there were Nazis after them in The Blues Brothers.  Amusing, but not a big correlation between the two movies.

Gaming
For the past month or so I haven’t been playing many video games.  I’m getting back in the groove, though.  Yesterday, I played some Civ IV.  It seems like it could be an enjoyable game, but I’m pretty bad at it, and don’t really understand the intricacies of gameplay.  Today I replayed the end of  Mass Effect so I finally had a save file to import into Mass Effect 2.  Playing through the first part of Mass Effect 2 with the “cannon” story was awful for me because my character was not a terrible person, whereas apparently cannon Commander Shepard is.  I hated going around places and people hating on me for letting certain people die, or people who were supposed to be dead coming up to me and complaining at me.  Ugh.  Now I feel like I can experience the game properly.

Internet
My internet was out for a large chunk of today, yikes!  Honestly, it didn’t affect me too much.  It was mostly out while I showered, had lunch, watched The Blues Brothers, and knitted.  I was a little worried it wouldn’t be up in time for me to make a blog entry, but here it is!