Thursday, April 02, 2009

Thursday Thirteen: When the Internet is Down

Things to do when the Internet is down:

1. Call the service provider several times to find out when it will be fixed.

2. Work without researching things on the Internet.

3. Listen to the radio instead of

4. Watch TV instead of

5. Read a book. Or two.

6. Go shopping.

7. Wonder how many emails you're missing, and if any of them are important.

8. Ponder the speed at which your garden grows at Farm Town on Facebook and wonder if your virtual potato field will rot before you get back to check on it.

9. Clean the house, including drawers and closets.

10. Call the friends you usually email and have a real conversation over the telephone.

11. Have a little unexpected interlude with the husband in the middle of the day.

12. Exercise more than normal.

13. Go to the library to use the free wi-fi with the laptop!

Thursday Thirteen is played by lots of people; you can learn more about it here. My other Thursday Thirteens are here. This is my 92nd one.


  1. 14. Every 15 minutes say to yourself: "Oh, I need to check that on the...wait... never mind."

  2. This is a great list. I don't know what I would do if the internet went down.

  3. I get so much cleaning done when the internet is down!~

  4. what ever did we do before the internet?? LOVE Pandora!

  5. I'd pace and check to see if it was back up every 10 minutes or so.

  6. Ah, such fun! My internet is satellite powered & if it rains hard, it's out! One of many perks of living in the country.

  7. That list made me laugh! I guess I better check out pandora, have no clue. Now that the wind is up and roaring, you know the internet will be off and on for days!

  8. I guess that beats the option I have been using -- crying and going hungry.


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