She lives!

Jul. 22nd, 2009 01:29 pm
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Yep, I'm alive. At the parents' for a few days to dogsit while they're in Toronto. Over the last two weeks, I've had two different sets of cousins visit and, as such, have been way the hell too social for my tastes. :P

CB is back in town from Cambodia, too, so I need to see her... MG arrives in town tomorrow with the kids and I'm apparently going to a picnic with them and some other people on Sunday (?! I know, right?) and then next week [ profile] drsnicket comes to town with her amazingly gorgeous and beautiful and smiley daughter, L, and there's a baby shower on the 1st for VP...


I did manage to see Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Very minor spoilers on my reaction to the movie. )
brinshannara: (geek)
So, okay. My credit card expired back in, oh, August. I use it rarely. Online purchases and my ISP bill every month.

I forgot to update the info with my ISP. (ETA: Info as in the card number of the new card I got from Visa in the mail.)

August, September and October went by, and my ISP (Sympatico) did not contact me via mail or phone. Email, yes, but I don't ever check my Sympatico address.

They suspended/cancelled my account when they couldn't charge my account after three months. Which is reasonable.

However, my credit card (which is always teetering near the limit) didn't have enough room on it to pay it all off. So I was stuck without Internet.

For about five minutes.

And then inspiration struck.

My father uses the same ISP, same plan, everything.

Popped in his user/pass and VOILA. Internet! Free! This was two, maybe two and a half, weeks ago.

I was going to pay them off this week, but I just barely didn't have enough room on the card, so I thought, nah, next Friday, after I get a bit of cash from my folks.

This morning, I woke up at quarter to ten. After having gone to bed at like, 6:45. That's three hours of sleep right there, folks.

But I couldn't get back to sleep. I could not shake this feeling that something was wrong. So I got up and checked my email.

Or tried to.

Internet go bye-bye.

The DSL light on my modem was not on. Panic ensued.

Long, LONG story of phone calls and stuff made short, I managed to pay them off entirely, my account is reactivated, but the LINE CARD that allows a DSL connection from my line to the Central Office was pulled out (this morning, presumably), and it won't be put back in until like, Thursday. They have downgraded me to dialup (unlimited!) for the time being, but will put me back to highspeed for next week. And I'm getting yet another modem from them, for some reason. I think I have five of the damn things. Anyways.

So it's all resolved.


In other news, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire tonight with my bro, his GF, NC, KS and Asomethingoranother. The tickets are already purchased. :)

... I am in dialup hell. I shudder to think what my ping times will be on WarCraft.

(Relatedly, if you tend to post images on your LJ, please consider those of us poor schmoes on dialup and use a cut tag. Thanks!)


Jul. 18th, 2005 03:53 am
brinshannara: (what i write)
It's 3:30am, I haven't had a decent night's sleep since last Thursday, and I'm exhausted. My eyes are bleary, they hurt, and I just finished the latest Harry Potter book.

Look, another emotion-free cut-tag for spoilers, for all those who haven't read it yet. )

Tired. Bed.

HP post.

Jul. 17th, 2005 11:55 pm
brinshannara: (what i write)
Spoiler, up to page 270 of THBP. )

There. I think I posted the cut without any hint as to how I felt about the spoiler. Don't click on the cut or read any comments (if there are any) if you don't want to be spoiled. :)


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