Wednesday, September 10, 2008

I'm not dead yet!

It turns out that at least two people really do read my blog and care when I disappear! Yay for friends!

Here's the deal. My internet box died. I'm not sure what it's technically called, but it was the box that lived in my window and talked to the box in Shane's window across the parking lot, and allowed me to connect to his network, since he was already paying for internet and I don't get paid enough. I went away for the long weekend to Dragon*Con in Atlanta, and when I came back, I tried to get online, but I couldn't manage that night, so I wrote a VERY sucky post and saved it on my computer, figuring I'd just connect on Tuesday. I spent a LOOOOONG time on Tuesday screwing around with the computers and trying to connect, and finally realized that the problem was with the little box. I tried resetting it, but it didn't help. On Wednesday, I decided to try again. I looked at the box, but all the lights were out. I unplugged it, plugged it back in, and the lights came on for a few seconds, but then went out again. It was dead.

So we've been trying to come up with a solution. Apparently, the little box is rather difficult to come by, and we've been talking about other options, including using Pringles cans to amplify the wireless signal. Yes, Pringles cans. I need to buy some chips. So far, though, we haven't managed to get me online again. Right now, I'm in Joshua Cup, using the free internet.

I was pretty upset at breaking my blogging streak - I was over 125 consecutive posts! But then I reminded myself why I started this blog: to make myself write every day. I did save a couple of posts on my laptop before I realized it might take a long time to get online again, so I will post those. After I admitted that, though, I decided that I didn't have to write in my blog to write. So for the past couple of nights, I've worked on other projects. I put in some time on last year's NaNovel. I wrote a bit more of my play. I worked on Take Five. I've even started a little story about a germophobic vampire. So I'm still writing, even if I'm not blogging, and that's what matters to me.

But it still sucks that I broke my streak.

If you scroll down a bit, you can see the post-Dragon*Con posts :) Enjoy the pics!


KarenElizabeth said...

glad to see these posts. I miss your internet too. PS The world didn't die today but I still love you anyways.

MJ said...

Glad to see you're okay. I've been wondering where you disappeared to.

colbymarshall said...

Glad you are not dead. That is good news ;-)

Emma said...

Wow over 125 consecutive posts...I admire your dedication!

KarenElizabeth said...

PLEASE GET INTERNET AGAIN.... I miss your updates and your writing desprately.