Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Boyfriend is My Hero

So, I moved! YAAAAY! It was stressful (as all moves are), but I’m super happy to be in my new apartment. I’ll post more about it later. Right now, I’m having an issue.

A few weeks ago, I made an appointment for the cable/internet company to come hook me up the Tuesday after I moved – so I’d only be without internet for a day or so. Which is good, because not having internet makes me shaky.


So, whilst I was mid move, I got a phone call. You may see where this is going.



That’s right, I’m not getting the cable/internet I ordered for THREE WEEKS.

Horrible, right?! Like seriously, wtf am I supposed to do. I can live without tv, but NOT internet.  I’d seriously have to set up shop in a cafĂ© after work every day.

Anyway, Boyfriend came over on Monday to check out the new place and talk me down from this internet issue. I showed him that all of my untrusting neighbors had password protected their connections.
People these days! No one trusts anyone.

[In case you’re wondering, yes, I will be password protecting my internet connection. I pay a lot of money for it! Shut up.]

The only unpassword protected accounts were the “hotspots” and I didn’t have an account with any of them.

And then he went from this:

To this:

WOOOHOOOO! So, I have shaky internet access. Really shaky. Like, I can’t stream videos in my bedroom, but I can do it from the living room.

In Bedroom

Yeah, we’re watching game of thrones.

In living room.
It still froze a few times. Boyfriend and I are gonna have to watch a lot of redbox for the next few weeks.

So, yeah. Better than nothing. If I’m not commenting as much on your blog (or posting as much), don’t be offended/upset. The internet periodically craps out completely, and then I’ll get shaky connections only in certain places in my apartment.  As I was trying to put this up, I had to switch rooms twice. The universe is trying to test my patience. It’s not going great.


37 comments:

  1. Aaaarrrrrgh! Internet provider rage! That's really frustrating. Hopefully your boyfriend is wearing his underwear on the outside of his pants like any reputable superhero.

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  2. Maybe email one of your neighbours saying something like:

    "Hello, I am Nigerian princess, and can have your internets password please?"

    They won't see that coming!

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  3. im a total cyber slut. i cant live without the internet or some sort of connectivity even on a holiday.
    so i feel you.

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  4. Why don't they make things easier and just cut your legs right out from under you? No internet is tragic!

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  5. OH God I feel your pain. Having had my "service" provider leave me high and dry without phone, Internet and cable last week, they wouldn't dare mess with me this week. After what seemed like a hundred calls back and forth, I notice now when I dial their customer service number it goes into "the VIP" line. Really, they answer it "You have reached the VIP division of AT&T. Which means I now am auto directed to a special line for bitches.

    I can't think of a justifyable excuse for a 3 week wait. Did all their techs die on the same day?...What ever it is they need to resurrect from the dead and get their ass over to your place.

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  6. Geeze I couldn't stand 3 weeks with even shaky internet. I spent enough of my life on dial up to now only use stable cable internet.

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  7. Wow, I would never be able to survive on laggy internet for that long. I'm the same as you in that I can survive without cable, but not without internet. What's the point of cable when you can watch everything you want over the internet?

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  8. Dude, I really hope you demand that they give you a month free for making you wait so long. For real, all service companies like that will cut you a deal if you just yell at them and threaten to stop using their business. You should also assert that they bring you pizza and wine on the day of the installation, as a peace offering.

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  9. June 12th is my 30th birthday, Gia. You will be getting internet back and I will be... I dunno, crying and drinking, maybe?

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  10. that's a long time when you are in a building that they could probably just flip a switch for...I hope you get some kind of credit for your patience

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  11. oh my frustration!

    maybe you've thought of it, but can you share wifi using your mobile?

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  12. I hate Internet companies!! But you have to deal with them, because they provide the best service ever: the Internet. :) Good luck with the shaky service until you get hooked up!

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  13. I FUCKING HATE CABLE/INTERNET COMPANIES. THEY ARE COMPLETE ASSHOUNDS. They pulled the same shit on me a few months ago... That being said, when they finally did show up- they gave me a free year of HBO and Cinemax. BOOM!

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  14. I didn't have internet for the longest time. I just did all my interneting at work. It probably wasn't a good idea.

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  15. Starbucks can get pretty expensive. Just buy one of their cups, wash it out and then fill it with wine. You'll be just fine working off of their internet! ;-)

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  16. Sorry Gia, what a bummer. Glad Boyfriend was able to help you out, even if it IS a shaky connection. He rocks that hero outfit!

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  17. Oh man. It's tough without internet these days man! Good luck ;)

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  18. Let's hear it for the hero boyfriend! Yay!

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  19. I like my breaks from the internet, but when mine goes down and I can't stream Netflix I go on a fake killing spree. I watch a ton of Netflix.

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  20. As long as you have Boyfriend for your hero then all will be well. I have Internet right now but I'm pissed because the local government just blocked all torrent sites - and quite possibly my movie streaming sites as well. Haven't checked them all out yet. Can you ask your hero to come over and beat everyone up for me?

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  21. I live in a building with many students. Favorite wifi names:

    FBI surveillance van
    Abraham linksys
    : )
    Kristi Yamaguchi
    Not your wifi



    Those witty crazy kids and yes all are protected...

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  22. THREE weeks?! You better get a discount or some type of compensation That's completely unacceptable! Boyfriend is AMAZING! Go him! You're looking a little sunburnt in that last pic. Oh, my bad. That's your Rage Face

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  23. When we moved, we were without internet for three weeks. And also we had to cut down a tree before they could hook us up. Yep, we do live in the middle of nowhere. Hope you get things sorted out quickly!

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  24. I would totally panic if I couldn't have the internet for that long. Luckily I have it on my phone, but reading or writing a lot on my iphone kind of sucks.

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  25. I totally understand your problem... a few years ago I moved and the cable company said they couldn't hook me up for three weeks, then came my appointment and they came and said they had to do something else which they couldn't do for another two weeks.. I basically didn't have internet for a month a half.

    fuckers.

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  26. Haha, yeah, no internet can suck. Also all of those comics were amazing.

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  27. When the Guy comes on the 12th happily let him connect everything. Then kick him in the nuts!

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  28. Oh, that really sucks! At least Hero Boyfriend saved the day ;)

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  29. That is the worst! No internet sucks but I have to say that the most frustrating of all is when videos don't stream properly!

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  30. I think you are handling it quite well actually. I'd be in the corner in a fetal position rocking and singing my happy song. which would have to be done acapella because I wouldn't have access to my iTunes library. and believe me, no one wants to hear that sh*t.

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  31. In desperation, I finally activated the hotspot on my phone. Not sure that'll help in streaming movies, but keeps me connected.

    Hoping Boyfriend also opened that closet and fixed your specter problem...

    (Oh, and you're now a Kreativ Blogger...cause you're amazing and all.
    Check out my blog to see.)

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  32. Why do providers always do that? Last time I had a legitimate Internet problem (not just my computer not working or the router not working) I called and they said they could come by in 6 days. I was like, uh, no, I need this fixed now, not next week, and I had to talk to a manager to get them to come that same day. Are they so backed up with installs/fixes that the soonest they can get to a person is really 1 week+?

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  33. I don't think I've ever cried as much as I did the week I got the internet set up in my house. The cat was very perplexed by it all ... and soggy.

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  34. Yesterday, the Internet company cut my connection because I forgot to pay it. I suck at remembering dates! It's not my fault right? RIGHT??

    So anyway, I was able to send one tweet yesterday and THEN my whole world stopped. I curled up into a ball and cried myself to sleep.

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  35. My wifi password is my phone number. You're welcome.

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  36. I don't remember why anymore(my mind blocked out the trauma), but I had to do without internet for three months. I thought the first two weeks would be difficult, but it would get easier after that. I was wrong. Dark times.

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  37. I would be calling them and telling them that 3 weeks is unexceptable and speaking to a supervisor if they don't send someone out within the next few days. I would, and have, even lied and said I wourk from home for an internet based company and taking time off for the move was enough damage to my pocket, I need the internet to make a living or else when you DO hook up the internet I won't be able to pay for it. You like how I turned that around on them. It wasn't COMPLETELY untrue. I was job SEARCHING and every dang place I went told me to fill out apps online. Needless to say I have never gone more than a week witout internet. Unless it was cause I was broke and just couldn't pay my bill. Then I've gone years.

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