F#@%ING VERIZON DSL PIECE OF SHIT!
For the third time in two weeks, my DSL is down and, as if that wasn't frustrating enough, calling Verizon tech support results in a recording that directs you to their website before you get to any menus. IF YOU ARE CALLING FOR SUPPORT BECAUSE YOUR INTERNET IS DOWN, HOW IN THE F#@% ARE YOU SUPPOSED TO GET TO THEIR WEBSITE?!? Who is the genius who came up with this logic? Once I do finally get through, another recording tells me that Verizon is aware of the problems in the 509 area code, and it should be resolved in 24 hours.
TWENTY-FOUR F#@%ING HOURS? WTF?!?
Yesterday as I was writing my daily blog entry, it was announced that sublime novelist Kurt Vonnegut had died. As a huge fan of his work, I was sad to hear this. I've learned so much from his writing, and had thought it would be swell to write a nice long entry about him. I started a few times, but couldn't find the words to adequately express how much he meant to me. In the end, I kept coming back to a quote of his that just about says it all...
"I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all the kinds of things you can't see from the center".
So it goes... rest in peace Kurt Vonnegut. Time for me to read Slaughterhouse-Five again.
And speaking of utter brilliance, I ran across this "Interview Me" meme on Avitable's blog. Unfortunately, I don't have time to interview anybody, and had to pass on the fun. But Avi, bless his heart, was nice enough to send me his five interview questions anyway...
Excellent questions Mr Avitable! I'm breaking the rules by not inviting people to be interviewed by me, but you can go get in line behind the
And tomorrow, I'm back to Seattle. But first I'm off to work so I can post this entry.
UPDATE: Well that's odd. Just as I was getting ready to head out, the internet came back on. Bizarre.
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Suddenly I have reservations about wanting to get Verizon’s FiOS internet. It’s blazing fast, but if it goes down along with crappy tech support like that…
i’m having similar issues with comcast but what else is new in my world? you are coming to seattle? wave hello won’t ya? 🙂
lil’ Dave needs a shave
I’m working on my Avitable questions right now! “Wherever you go, there you are. is a phrase that my Dad likes to bust out a lot.
Have fun in Seattle! Does this mean another “hangover Monday” for you?
“I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all the kinds of things you can’t see from the center”.
I’ve spent my life going over the edge. I think that has been my salvation.
I’m heartbroken over Kurt Vonnegut’s death. One of my favorite quotes of his (which he wrote on a chalkboard when I saw him speak):
Never; use; semicolons;
I arrived too late to get in line for that meme. Bad luck again. Looks like a lot of energy anyway. I think I’ll continue living vicariously through you and avi. Much easier to simply read about the yoots running around.
Anyone seen the vodka?
Two words: P.U.D. fiber. OK, ok, so I’m not sure that “P.U.D.” actually counts as one word, but still… Have a great time in Seattle!
Dave, are you looking at my crotch?
No… just wondering where your pants are…
Once a Hoosier… ALWAYS a Hoosier. I think that pretty much sums things up. ;D Kurt Vonnegut was a very cool guy! I had a bunch of books I had to buy last week, and I saw his most recent, but passed on it because I had $200+ worth in my arms already. Still, WTF was I thinking? No, I really wasn’t thinking at all.
Congrats on your Paul Harris Fellowship Medal. That’s really somethin’!
Disney is pants-free.
I want a pepperoni pizza soo bad now!!
Holy crap! I’ve always supported gay marriage… but look what’s happened! Disney starts allowing gay marriage at their parks, and now pants are optional?!? I guess that skanky lying ignorant bitch whore Ann Coulter was right… gay marriage actually WILL cause the downfall of all morality in America!
Everywhere Avitable goes is a pants-free zone. People are just too afraid to mention it, with the fear that I’ll beat my chest and carry them off to the top of some building.
Normally there’s a shlong hanging down to Avitable’s knees. It appears to be missing. I think that’s what Dave is looking for… AT.
I had a wicked profound and witty comment all ready to go, but dude, I’ve been completely discombobulated by Avitable’s Mobile Pants Free Zone, which apparently extends some few feet from his body and goes where he does, and now I have to go lie down, because my side hurts.
From the laughing.
yes, verizon does suck ass. made me switch to comcast cable modem. but neither one excels at mac tech support. you must know what i am talking about, their overall confusion when they find out you are not on windows.
I respect Vonnegut so much that I named my blog Foma* after his fine fake religion.
So it goes.
Slaughterhouse-Five is one of my favorite stories.
The movie was surprisingly close to the novel, only leaving out the beginning and ending chapters which would have been purely narrative – it drops you right in. Great music too.
Another of his books of which I’ve forgotten the name seemed to me to be what “Total Recall” was based on – lots of similarities. Was the title, “Sirens of Saturn” or something?
Cat’s Cradle and so many others. Great stuff.
Wow.. reading your interview was almost scary for me..
My name’s also Dave, I’m currently studying graphic design, am also a vegetarian, think Thailand is the center of the universe (but then I did live there for 15 years!), and (reading further down in your other posts) have pretty much the exact same taste in movies as you!
Tell me, did you ever take part in some mad scientists attempt to clone a human? Because I think he might have succeeded!
Well.. I use ‘human’ in the broadest possible sense of the the word… j/k =)
I’m glad you got so much out of Thailand – most people seem to have the wrong impression. The general image is of a country designed to be a giant tourist trap. They wouldn’t be completely wrong, but to me, Thailand is a place of beautiful contradiction: the only place in the world you can both find inner-peace and end up puking that inner-peace all over the sidewalk from too much drinking.
The experience you have is simply a matter of choice. =D