Originally, today's post was going to be about my take on the current state of the economy and these proposed refunds that all americans are going to get in mid-May.
But when I woke up this morning a terrible thing had happened. We had no connection to the internet.
I didn't realize how much I rely on the internet currently until I couldn't access it. With the birth of our children we decided we wouldn't watch TV in their presence, well if I am home they are in my presence so I haven't watched TV in almost a month. So I use the internet to get news, updates about the primaries, the death of Heath Ledger, the governments proposal to kick start the economy. I use the internet to check the weather, I know I could just step outside but I don't actually need to go anywhere, checking the weather is just a habit. I use the internet to stay in touch with friends since no one calls the house anymore. I check my e-mail almost hourly and myspace daily. I shop on-line buying birthday gifts and new music, since I can't go anywhere. I use the internet to watch videos on uTube and funnyordie.com. I use the internet to read about and see trailers for movies I'm not going to be able to watch for a very long time. I know that I sound pathetic but I need the internet to continue to feel a connection to the outside world, to continue to feel human.
It was like a cruel joke that I couldn't log on today. I tried all morning and when at 3:15 I tried and up popped the google search engine, I was finally calmed.