Friday, January 6, 2012

The Untitled Friday

Hey, so, remember that whole thing about us posting our Year in Review whatsit somewhere close to the end of the year? Yeah...that’s not gonna happen. Well, that's not gonna happen this week, at least.

For, you see, I am once again without the benefit of the Internet at home as my wireless router may have finally checked out to that big ethereal network hub in the sky. (See what I did there?)

I’ll know for sure this weekend, though, as my cousin-in-law (who’s one a’ them tech guys) will be swinging by to tell me just how bad things are.

And, yes, before you say anything, I fully understand that replacing a router isn’t that big a deal. But I haven’t had much time to do anything this week (new job and all; you know how it is), so replacing the router has been low on my priority list.

Without the Internet at home, though, I have noticed a couple of things about my technological life and about just how important the Internet is to my everyday existence.

See, I would never, ever describe myself as a techie, but being unplugged has made me think about all of the devices I have that rely on the Web. Like my phone, my laptop, my Kindle, the fancy new Apple TV thingy I got for Christmas.

More than that,though, there’s my (now lack of) ability to work remotely, order stuff from Amazon, create a new comics shipping list so I know what to buy on Wednesday...

Oh. And blog.

That's been a bit of an issue without the benefit of the Internet.

So you'll have to excuse our lack of a Year in Review post for 2011, but we promise it'll be up pretty soon. Soon-ish, anyway.


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