Tuesday, May 24, 2011

It Was Bound To Happen

I have an announcement to make – one that will shock and awe some of my nearest and dearest friends. Are you ready? Are you sure? Yesterday, I scheduled an appointment… to have internet service installed at my house. I’ll give you a moment to let it all sink in.

I had been thinking about getting internet service when I got back from France since, although I will still be saving money each paycheck, I would have a little extra to spare for an additional bill. Also, my student loan payments are winding down and by the end of this year, I should be student loan free (this brings a tear to my eye), and so I felt like I could go ahead and take on the extra monthly expense upon my return from France.

I decided to go ahead and get it earlier (June 11 is my installation date) for a couple of reasons. One, the place I work is shut down the first week of July, but since I am taking off the last two weeks in July, I have been granted permission to work from home instead of having to take another week of vacation and so I needed access to the world wide internets. The second reason is that I’m pretty sure I’ve found someone to house and dog sit for me while I’m away and I figured they might want to have internet while they are hanging out at my hacienda. So, those are my reasons, or excuses, or whatever you want to call it. You may now officially welcome me to the 21st Century.

Now, I know what your next question is going to be or at least the next question for a good majority of my closest friends – “When are you going to get on facebook?” Look, people, everyone knows I am a facebook hater – I hate everything it stands for and think it is a complete time suck and I’ve got enough of that already. I am, after all, a TV addict. But, if I’m being totally honest here, the thought of getting on the hated facebook has crossed my mind for the following reasons: 1) More and more companies are putting coupons on facebook and love me some coupons - even though I think companies should release coupons through their own sites and not social media and 2)The stalker in me is itching to get out and find out what’s going on with people I used to know. As they say, curiosity killed the cat and it’s bound to kill my anti-facebook movement too. If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em they say. I don’t know for sure yet what I will do in that regard but chances are if I end up on there it will be for coupons and cyber stalking only.

In other news, Harold Camping has announced a new date for the rapture. I wanted everyone to know so you can be prepared (HA!). So, plan your rapture parties for October 21 and be sure and lay some abandoned outfits on the sidewalk. Oh, how I wish I had done that this past weekend. Have a great Tuesday!


Erika said...

WHAT????? I can't believe it!

But I totally get your reasons.

As a fellow Facebook hater, I have to say that my good buddy Michelle did track down an old boyfriend of mine, and it was nice to know he was doing well. So I guess Facebook does have some goodness to it - but not much I still say!
p.s. I'm glad work is letting you check in from home and you won't have to use extra vacation.

Kimberly Washer said...

We just stepped into the 21st Century too!! Welcome friend! Oh I'm soooo excited your thinking about getting on facebook! It's a good time! I think I remember you saying you have done it in the past, so you already have a base concept of what to expect. Also, congrats on student loan freedom!! What a great day! You should definitly have a party when you pay your last bill!!

Alison said...

Whoa. I'm stunned. I like Facebook only for keeping in touch with people. I don't play games or send things or receive things. I just stalk and post things like "This cat is bugging me". You know, things of earthshattering importance. So, just think of what you've been missing. You didn't know that my cat was bugging me yesterday, did you? She was, and you had no idea. That, my friend, is what Facebook will bring to you. :) No seriously, I also like having the internet, because well, it's how I make my living and also how I catch shows I missed on TV. I also print out Bible study sheets for the kiddo and recipes I'll never try. I lurve the internet way too much. I also really liked not having it during the power outage. Interesting. See, right now I'm stalling when I should be getting back to work. :D

Candy said...

WHATTTT? Did I read that correctly? hahaha! I knew you would eventually cave! Can't wait to get my friend invite from the one and only :)

Sara said...

Congrats on paying off the school loans! And for getting internet and for getting facebook! I just went ahead and added that last one because I know you will have one by Christmas. Yes you will.