Sunday, July 22, 2007

Life's Blood Sucked Dry

No, this isn't a post about vampires, although the effect is pretty much the same. My e-mail is down right now.

It could be worse -- I still have access to Internet, and I can blog, and read other people's blogs, and comment on my Yahoo Groups online. But the e-mail -- sigh. The e-mail.

Now I have had times in the past where the entire e-mail/Internet function was gone, and I couldn't communicate with the outside world at all. (Okay, there's always the phone, but why would I want the phone when I ought to be able to use the Internet?) Those were some dark, lonely days, days in which I would dash down to the library, or over to my dad's house, or to my sister's. And none of those places had an ergonomic keyboard, and so I would risk injury to life and limb (well, not life, but definitely limb) and pound out messages on a regular keyboard, and then nurse myself back to health with flax seed and vitamin B, all for love of the e-mail.

Isn't it funny -- I didn't even have e-mail eight years ago, and now I find I can't live without it. My morning routine actually goes like this:

1. Get out of bed.
2. Go to bathroom.
3. Turn on computer.
4. Make bottle for baby or command that it should be done.
5. Read my e-mail.
6. Read Six LDS Writers and a Frog.
7. Read LDS Publisher.
8. Go back and read any e-mail that might have come in while reading 6 and 7.

If I don't start my day this way, I'm a grump. I'm OCD about this, and until my routine is fulfilled, I can't function. My shower has to wait, my breakfast (what breakfast? I usually don't eat until lunch because . . . I'm too busy reading my e-mail!!)

Sigh. I shall get over it. I know I will. I'm told the e-mail problem will be fixed in 63 hours. But that was twenty minutes ago, so we're down to 62 hours and forty minutes. See -- I can do this. One everlasting minute at a time.

Three minutes later: I'm so boooooooooooooooooored ...........


Aneeka said...

I'm the same. Checking email is the first thing I do in the morning and if I'm away from the computer for a long time, I have this desperate urge to check my email, even when I know there won't be any new mail. It's that constant hope of something new that drives me though. grrr ;)

Marcia Mickelson said...

I sympathize with you. Sorry that your e-mail is down. Hopefully, reading the comments in your blog is close to as fulfilling. My routine is much the same except my baby demands juice or jus as he likes to call it. After I give him a sippy cup of juice , then I have a few minutes to check my e-mail and favorite blogs too. I hope your e-mail is back soon.

Tristi Pinkston said...

I'm so glad to hear I'm not alone! Here I thought I was the only one absolutely obsessed. :)

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