Saturday, March 10, 2012


Last night, I had planned on watching 9,000 hours of television, all taped over the past month. (Granted, these shows weren't taped, but isn't taped a snappier word? So are clicker, icebox, and heater, which I continue to use because it takes too much brain power to come up with remote, refrigerator and furnace.)

The Kendall-Jackson was chilling.

A carton of Kung Pao Chicken was calling my name.

After a quick check of my email, it would be a Masterpiece Theater, American Pickers, John Stewart, The Good Wife, Modern Family, Outnumbered, American Idol kind of night.

Except the Internet connection was emblazoned with a skull and crossbones.

A mad dash to reboot various black boxes resulted in nothing.

The upstairs computer was similarly crabby.

Stupid Internet.

I would just have to start my TV bacchanal a little earlier.

But the cable was out, too.

As were the phone lines.

(Cue creepy alien invasion music.)

My out-of-town husband assured me that the Comcast bill had not only been paid but in a timely fashion.

I called the company (from my cell phone, obviously).

We are currently experiencing technical difficulties in your area. We expect to resolve this issue by 12 p.m.

So I went to the movies all by myself. A first, I think.

Charlie made me promise to not laugh at my usual decibel and frighten the audience.

I loved The Artist.

The Jack Russell terrier was my favorite by far.

(And I'm happy to report that no one changed seats.)


It's All Connected said...

Did you take your food and wine to the theatre with you? lol ~ Maureen

Naperville Now said...

Maureen -- too fearful of prison to take in outside food :)

Johanna said...

Have I told you this week how much I love reading your blog???? Wonderful post!

Beth said...

I love my computer,I-Phone, Kindle and other assorted techie stuff I use constantly, until they cause me problems. Glad you enjoyed The Artist!

Betshy said...

Good for you! A wise use of time!!

Splendid Little Stars said...

terrible when all that technology we depend on fails us!
Yay for going to the movies all by yourself. I don't think I've done that. (I'd remember, wouldn't I?)
I just saw The Artist on a plane coming home from vacation--not ideal. But it was really really good! I loved the dog! The dog should have won for best supporting actor.
I just looked up that dog-Uggie. Here's some info--here

Splendid Little Stars said...

aarrgh! The link didn't print. Here it is: