Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Things can suck sometimes

I haven't had the internet at home for a couple of weeks, which is why I haven't been able to keep up with blogging as planned. Hopefully within the next couple of months I will be able to reintroduce my house to the 21st century and the internet will be up and running again. With the budget cuts I've been making lately, it's been a struggle to keep up with 20th century's luxuries. I've been thinking about putting up a sign in the living room as a joke, one of those signs I've seen in pictures of old movie theaters in the 40's and 50's - "Now with air conditioning!" The sign would imply that we are thankful that our electricity is running because we were in danger of losing it before, but I don't think that the kids would get it. And even if they did I think they're still too little to understand that electricity does't run through our television by magic. We actually pay for it.

Anyway, I can blog again this coming Saturday, which is fabulantanastic (I'm creating slang!) because I can use a wireless connetion at a coffee shop AND because I've got a lot of material built up.

Started my full-time job at Ochsner yesterday. So far it's the spleen's knees. Later skaters...


Tom said...

This, this sign, it reminds me of driving through little towns along Route 66 two years ago, old towns that were twisting in the wind, struggling to stay alive, preserving their former charm by hook, crook, and mainly just by keeping paint on any surface that will still hold it...and by the very important method of keeping up their old signs that said, "Featuring ZENITH COLOR TV!" or "Phones in room!"

What a trip that was. Enjoy your air conditioning. I'm grateful for mine as well, or the fact that I could power it if I hadn't cut that little wire that goes to it when I was trimming weeds back there a few years ago. Eh, whatever.

Word Verification: emicart, a small wheeled receptacle suitable mainly for fruits, vegetables, and unruly children of no more than six months of age.

Genevieve said...

A small wheeled receptacle for fruits, vegetables and unruly children is something that I could use in my kitchen.