Saturday, July 5, 2014

The Internet

Have you thought what it would be like without the Internet?

Thursday night our DSL Modem died. The following occurred:

  • Panic
  • No Internet
  • No Northern California Trout Blog
  • No checking all the blogs I follow (blogroll)
  • No Bookbub  (we get electronic book suggestions from there)
  • No Amador Flyfishers site
  • No Outdoor Bloggers Network
  • No fishing forums
  • Couldn't access our bank to pay any bills
  • Couldn't check the local newspaper to make sure my latest article was there
  • Couldn't send next weeks article (no Outlook)
  • The next day was a holiday (4th of July)
  • Is our Internet provider closed on Saturday (to get a replacement modem) meaning no Internet all weekend? 
  • And so much more  
I'd be pulling my hair out, if I had any. 
I am pathetic........................

How about you?


  1. Mark
    We no longer live in Mayberry RFD--I sometime think it would be good to go back there.

  2. Yup, I am addicted and darn tootin' would be pulling my hair out. I mean some things are almost as good as reading the Gospel. Almost..............................
    Bill, I would not mind a good dose of Mayberry right now!

  3. It's crazy. I go bonkers when my WiFi is slow, much less down. It's nice to give the internet a break every now and then BY CHOICE, but too much is dependent on it these days...

    Don't get me started on cell phones. I was never a cell phone person (still abhor talking on them), but when my work made them pretty much standard issue (& hence being available 24-7), it's rare not to find one nearby.

    1. Hey Mike. I'm fortunate that cell phones don't work up here so I have one of those junky Tracfones just in case. Turn it on when I need it, turn it off the rest of the time.

  4. I would not function well without the internet.
    I agree with Mel, Mayberry is refreshing.

  5. Echoing what Michael said I like to voluntarily go without for a time but long term I go crazy.

  6. As a writer, I used to live outside of Mayberry where the big connection everyday was at the mailbox--sending off submissions and/or getting the good or sorry news the slow way. I still live in that place but now all of the anxiety and fun is connected to the internet which is good to turn off every now and then, instead of the other way around. As for cell-phones, I don't like them any more than the old "two-horned devils" that you had to dial and then put in a word with Mabel.

  7. I’m in denial. I like to pretend that I’d be perfectly fine because I’m not one of those people who has to be on their computer/ cell phone and on social networks but who am I kidding?! I LOVE the interwebs! Especially when I’m not sitting at home on my laptop, I need to stay on the grid. It’s home away from home! Lol

  8. My computer died last week and I went the whole weekend without even checking. I could have, but I chose not to. It was hard, but freeing at the same time.