Monday, November 22, 2010
Back on Line
I'm back on line folks and not a minute too soon. So much to discuss.
Well, it turns out the problem with the Internet connection was inside. My telephone cord went bad. Just like that, it went bad. I didn't touch a thing.
Vicky, my Verizon service person (who I know quite well now from her numerous visits for my numerous service calls) checked the DSL speed coming in my house. I have a direct line from outside the wall into my home office. That speed was 7 MP. At a loss at what to do now, we switched the telephone line inside that goes to the router. Viola! That worked!
I am humbled. I was wrong. It wasn't Verizon's fault but my own negligence for having a bad telephone line. Uh, and just how was I to know that. Well, "things happen."
So I'm back on line and now it's Catch Up Time.
I have a lot to write about the TSA and their Security Theater at the airport. I will do that in a future blog posting. I'll probably do that tomorrow after Bill and I return from Sam's Club in Dover. This is our last shopping trip before the Christmas Deluge which begins Black Friday. When all the Christmas shopping craziness starts we stay and home to keep out of everyone's way. Nobody needs two doddering old men hindering their Christmas shopping experience.
Now it is time for me to watch "Dancing With the Stars". Yes, I finally have local (aka network) TV! I want to see what all the fuss is about Bristol Palin and if she really is that fantastic dancer the Palinites keep voting back week after week.
Hey, I don't care if she wins. Reality shows aren't really reality shows anyway. They're nothing but popularity shows. That's fine with me. They're scripted just like any other TV show. They're about as "real" as professional wrestling.