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I have not actually fallen off the face of the earth. It just seems as if I did. Amazing how cut off from civilization one can feel these days when there is no internet access.

After several events in which we lost our connection for anywhere from a few minutes to several hours, it went completely kaput in the Lady Writer household during the wee hours of December 30.

No checking of email, or responding to messages or reading/commenting on blogs. No watching videos on YouTube. No uploading or downloading of videos, or cruising iTunes; no doing any additional online research for my novel, beyond the stack of reference books by my bed. (Knowing that Mr. A apparently has had similar stacks of reading material by his bed always makes me smile. We bookworms have to stick together.) No sending a portion of a chapter to my friend to read and check for any major bloopers.

Having always been a cinephile, I have become a truly dedicated viewer of Turner Classic Movies during my unemployment and recovery from a busted tailbone (American Movie Classics—your original programming is just dandy. But repeats of CSI:Miami every afternoon? Really? Come on . . .).
I find I enjoy doing additional research on some of the films and their casts and crews. Doing it online. *sigh*

I can’t tell you how many times I very nearly picked up my laptop to look up a particular film, only to remember I couldn’t.

Or I wanted to look up a term or word to see if its use would not be an anachronism in my period story. Only I couldn’t.

Call me “frustrated.”

After more than one conversation back and forth between here in the boonies and tech support at Centurylink, hey presto! We finally have the issue resolved as of tonight. Now 250 emails in my box (and a few more in another account) later, I’m baaa-ck!

I’ve had a good hot shower, washed my hair and pin-curled it, applied lots of girly body lotion, put on my cozy Christmas PJs and fired up my laptop.

It’s good to be back in the saddle again.
Which reminds me of Guy—and Thorin—in the saddle. I feel fanvids and trailers calling me. *mmmmmmmmmmm*

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auroraloo
Jan. 7th, 2012 05:36 am (UTC)
I agree it's amazing how dependent we've all become about needing our internet access.
Glad your back up!

Oh I miss Turner Classic Movies so much.
For some reason our current cable network hasn't been carrying that station.



cassiadewarren
Jan. 7th, 2012 05:58 pm (UTC)
It's good to have you back in the saddle!
I'm glad the fanvidder is back, I hope with a less teary mood in comparison to end of the year (I'm completely out of tissues, at the moment *giggle*)
By the way.... Happy New Year!
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