Tuesday, August 30, 2011

I missed you Internet

The internet has been down all day. It’s down while I’m writing this. I miss the internet. I even drew a picture of me missing the internet.

No. I’m not a professional artist. I’m just someone missing the internet. (I drew it with my finger on the laptop paint program.  You never would have guessed, would you?) The word internet has a beat all of its own. Have you noticed? Internet. In♥ter♥net. This makes me think of So I Married an Ax Murderer. I’d look it up on Hulu but… you know…so I’ll write my own beat poem.

Sad sultry siren of the screen.
You are out.
I am alone?
(drum solo)
I can’t look up
How the poem went
Without YouTube
Or Hulu.
(horn solo)
I blame Qwest
Or Centurylink
Or whateverinthecrap they’re calling themselves

My family misses the internet too. The kids have had to ride bikes and play with toys today. Can you imagine? Here’s what we look like without the internet.

I’d call the phone company again but the recording doesn’t answer my questions. I wonder how many other internet withdrawal customers they’ve had call them today – and last night. AAAAAHH I see the light! The little green INT light on the modem! Yay! Facebook…


  1. This post makes me laugh!! Our lovely Century Link/qwest has been out too (or it was this morning when I left - wtf? (of course that was freak!)) So yeah, I'm feeling your pain. I had to resort to using my husband's phone last night to check my FB. My lame phone won't do it...

    and I love your artwork. Very clever.

  2. I adore you, Janice! You're so freakin' funny! And I LOVE So I Married An Axe Murderer...so I was totally trying to put your poem with the 'Woman, Woman, Woman' poem. You pretty much rock...it's totally true. And hey, we have Qwest/CenturyLink, too but haven't had any issues yet, so feel free to pop on over here if your withdrawls ever get too hard to bear. :)

  3. I've been gone all day or I would have been ranting and raving right along with you. I'm not impressed with our "new"Century Link, but I absolutely hate Comcast.

  4. I have the same Qwest/Century link issues here too. I have called them as well, and of course, they are "working on the issues..." The bad part about my internet going down here is that it is usually when my two year old is watching Blues Clues, right before her nap time, so that makes her even more cranky. I also enjoyed your artwork as well! I hope that your ankles mend quickly!

  5. Thanks for all your comments! I'm glad everyone likes my art. I think I'll make it a regular part of my blog. :)

  6. I hereby declare this to be the page where everyone comes when they type into Google "Internet, I missed you." Not saying I did that..........

  7. You are correct, Anonymous. This is the place people come when they type I missed you internet in Google. Welcome back to the Internet. I hope your signal is strong and true.