Thursday, March 27, 2008

Lady in Waiting

The Bag Lady is excited this morning. No, silly, not about that! Sheesh, get your mind out of the gutter!



She's excited because she is supposed to be getting high-speed internet installed today. She can hardly wait to not have to wait anymore. When you have a dial-up connection, you wait. For everything. You wait for it to connect, you wait for every page to load, you wait (mostly in vain!) for pictures to load, and you would spend your life waiting to watch some of the videos posted on some of the blogs.



The other day, the Bag Lady tried to watch a video of Mizfit(http://mizfitonline.com) doing some exercises. Those of you with a high-speed connection would just have clicked on the little control thing and the video would play, right? The Bag Lady clicked on the little control and waited. And waited. The video finally started to play. Mizfit moved her arm, said half a word and the video stopped. Then it loaded some more and the Bag Lady waited. And waited. Mizfit's arm moved another quarter of an inch, she said the rest of the word.....and the video stopped to load some more. Twenty minutes later, the Bag Lady finally left Mizfit hanging off her chair. No wonder Mizfit has such toned arms....in the Bag Lady's world, she is still hanging there!! One of the first things the Bag Lady is going to do when she has her high-speed connection hooked up is go and let Mizfit off that damned chair!!



Another place she is going is over to Hilary's blog, the Smitten Image (the link is in my sidebar). The Bag Lady really wants to see the pictures that Hilary has posted of the disaster zone her bedroom was turned into not too long ago. For those of you who haven't read Hilary's last few posts, scoot on over and see how she spent her Easter vacation!!



The Bag Lady can hardly wait to see how fast pictures will load onto her own blog with a high-speed connection. She has mentioned in previous posts about waiting for photos to load. She has negotiated peace treaties between small Balkan countries in the time it took to post a picture on her blog. She's wondering if the high-speed connection will allow her to get up and take the 7 steps to the coffee pot before her picture comes up. She won't have time to vacuum her living room while she waits, will she? On the other hand, she won't spend nearly as much time on the computer, because she will be able to scoot around from blog to blog without waiting for what seems like hours for each page to load! She might even be forced to find new blogs to look at so she can keep her butt planted in front of her computer...or worse yet, get off her ever-expanding butt and lose some of it!



Of course, if something goes wrong (as things sometimes do in her world), the Bag Lady will still be waiting. She'll be waiting for pages to load, or she'll be waiting for pictures to load, or she'll be waiting for the installer to show up. And poor Mizfit will still be hanging off her chair!



Let's all hope for everyone concerned that the installer shows up on time, everything goes smoothly and the Bag Lady will soon be speeding around the blogosphere. Woohoo!

19 comments:

Leah J.Utas said...

Happy High Speed Day.

the Bag Lady said...

dfLeah - thanks! Let's hope it all goes well today.
Perchance it's time for you to make the switch, too!?

Terrie Farley Moran said...

df Bag Lady,

This is the big day!! Congratulaions!! Youa re going to love high speed, and , what will you do with all that extra time?

Terrie

Sarah said...

Congratulations!! I could not live without high speed now that we have it. My parents still have dial up and I refuse to use the internet when I am visiting with them, it is far too painful!

the Bag Lady said...

Oh, girls, keep your fingers crossed that everything goes well. The Bag Lady doesn't have much luck with computer-related things, so she is a little apprehensive that something will go wrong...

Anonymous said...

Yay! You are going to LOVE the highspeed connection and wonder how you ever managed without it.
Or was that me??? Anyway, have FUN!

Missicat

the Bag Lady said...

Thanks, Missicat. The Bag Lady is very excited at the prospect.

MizFit said...

Im with missicat and yet ponder the fact if Id lived without it so long I might not ever have succumbed!

thankful to be getting off the chair,

M.

Geosomin said...

GOod luck - I hopethe internet fairy is all you wished for.
It's like night and day believe me...

Reb said...

Good for you! I am sure all will go well, just have the installer explain things.
Congratulations Sis!

Scrumpy's Baker said...

You have such a wonderful way with words. So glad you'll be joining us in the fast lane!

P.O.M. said...

That is very exciting.

Emily said...

yay!! We finally converted to high speed when we bought our house in October...I couldn't ever imagine having to go back to the antique dial-up. You will love it and you will find twice as many blogs to read. Or maybe that's just *ahem* me wasteing time I could be downsizing my ass?!?

bunnygirl said...

Yay, welcome to the 21st Century!

FWIW, I almost never watch videos. I haven't watched TV or movies on a regular basis in so long that moving images make me twitchy.

Still, having pages load quick is a wonderful, wonderful thing! Go, you! :-)

the Bag Lady said...

Thanks, all of you, for being so supportive.
There was a very brief glitch when the installer was here - he couldn't get my computer to connect to the intenet! But when he went outside and moved his ladder, it all worked.
This is so exciting!! I'll be just zippin' around!!

Hilary said...

Well congrats Baggie. And that sure is a neat trick. I'll have to remember it.

Note to self: When there are internet connection woes, go outside and move a ladder.

I'm happy for you :)(and for me.. now I won't have to send you my blog photos each time) ;)

the Bag Lady said...

Thanks, Hilary.
And I'm going to miss that personal service! :)

JavaChick said...

Enjoy! You'll never want to use dial up again. :)

the Bag Lady said...

Javachick - I feel that way already!!