April 27, 2012

The Weeklies #212

The Weekly Annoyance. My internet connection. And the fact that it has whims like former child stars with a pile of cocaine. Okay. I'm not really sure what that meant. It made sense in my head. Looking at it now? Not so much.

The Weekly Awesome Headline. "Giant Cannibal Shrimp Invasion Growing."

The Weekly Game. Enchanted Forest.

The Weekly Obsession. Counting calories.

The Weekly Source Of Confusion. Honestly I'm still wondering what the hell I meant by that child star thing. I mean, child stars are notoriously unreliable. But you can count on them for some rampant drug abuse. Which makes them somewhat reliable, nothing like my internet connection. Let's just say I was drunk when I wrote that and move on, okay?

The Weekly Read. I finally got around to reading The Hunger Games. The verdict? It didn't suck. In fact, it could have been much, much worse. I liked the premise despite the fact that Stephen King came up with it a few decades ago. I liked the characters. I liked the story itself. And I liked the way it all turned out. I didn't rush to read the second one - I'm giving something else a shot right now - but I liked it enough to know that the second and third books are an inevitability.

The Weekly Dumbass. Okay, sorry. Can't let it go. I? Am the dumbass if I can't come up with a decent analogy that parallels the Verizon-fueled anger I feel every time I try to load qvc.com cnn.com and get a Page Not Found: Your Internet Connection Blows Donkeys message. That makes me sad.

The Weekly Clarification. My browser doesn't say that. The thing about donkeys. It would be really cool if it did, though.

The Weekly Question. Are we all too reliant on donkey blowing internet connections or are we too far past the point of being able to change?

Posted by Chris at April 27, 2012 7:10 AM

Not having a reliable internet connection is almost worse than being without reliable electricity, or plumbing. On second thought, not having plumbing is way worse.

Posted by: Elizabeth at April 27, 2012 9:17 AM

This has nothing to do with your post, but I thought you might like to know (if you don't already) that there is a new Wool book out!

Posted by: Elizabeth at April 27, 2012 9:38 AM

On our last cruise (the one that nearly killed me) the Internet was very unreliable and it made me crazy! So, I guess I am unable to change.

Posted by: Maribeth at April 27, 2012 10:46 AM

Hee, QVC.com. Whenever my internet connection is being shitty (which is often), I repeat the mantra Remember life with dial-up, remember life with dial-up... Try it sometime. :-)

Posted by: Fraulein N at April 27, 2012 10:53 AM

i am completely lost without internet, it is a stay at home mom's best friend (besides wine). i think about my mom, living out in the boonies with only the jcpenney catalog to keep her company (slit wrists here). although i do think she got a lot of actual stuff done, so i dunno. all i know is, we pay enough to our cable companies and they make enough profit off of us that they could keep the donkey blowing to much less often.

Posted by: kati at April 27, 2012 1:13 PM

I am hopeless reliant. Grrrr!

Posted by: linda at April 27, 2012 4:09 PM

Glad you gave the pop culture book a try...and 4 stars, no less! good for you for trying something you were ready to scorn ;)

Posted by: vicki at April 27, 2012 9:32 PM

read the rest of the books...i just started book three...it took me 2 days to read book two...that says a lot for me.

Posted by: becky at April 28, 2012 7:42 PM