Connected Once Again.

Having no internet sucks. So the thought of moving and finding a new internet company seemed like a huge hassle. So I thought: ‘Hey, I kinda like the package that I’m using right now, I’ll just call them and tell them I want it transferred to the new location.’

It sounds dandy, but in reality it was horrible. We waited an entirety of 3 whole days for the dumbos to come install our internet but no one showed up, no one called to tell us why either. After the third stand up, enough was enough. I thanked them for their service but would not be needing it after all, called up the nearest provider that I knew was reliable and ended up getting an even better package than before. Nothing beats that!

So now I have the internet again which means I finally can get back to netflix! And cross stitching, seeing as all my patterns are online. Also video games! And buzzfeed oh and I listen to all my music on youtube so I get that back too! No more screaming heavy metal. yay.

To be completely honest though, it was kind of nice to not have any internet. I don’t want to seem rude but we were completely oblivious to what was happening out in the world. And it seems a lot had happened, horrible and tragic events that I’m sad about, but had no idea about without the internet.

Being disconnected made me want to lead a super simple life. It made me want to cook meals and try my hand at a little baking. It made me physically go to the movie store to rent some movies. It felt good to not be glued to a device or computer because I will admit, I use those a lot. It was also nice to not be constantly reminded of everyone’s birthdays on facebook.

I think everyone should take the time to unplug their phones, pick up an old book that you loved or maybe that guitar you’ve always wanted to get good at but never put the time and the effort into it. Take up that old hobby or passion and do it! It’s those types of things in your life that will give you the most joy, not watching someone else do it on youtube. Or look at the wonderful things other people have done on instagram.

There’s a whole world out there for you to explore, right out your doorstep. (And no, that doesn’t mean by catching them all through pokemon go. Though you could catch a few along the way…)

That felt deep.

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The Deep by Nick Cutter

the deep

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review so here it is:

I don’t know why, but after reading The Damned by Andrew Pyper, I thought it would be a good idea to read The Deep by Nick Cutter. Another horror novel. I didn’t even get through this one. Which is why I’m tell you all right now, I’m never reading another horror story ever again. (unless it’s zombie related, or apocalypse related)

The Deep by Nick Cutter was an interesting book. It starts off with Liam, living in a diseased world where this plague has made millions of people forget everything they’ve ever known. It’s like a serious case of amnesia. They walk around aimlessly with no purpose until they die because they eventually forget to eat…

It started off great! I was going to love this book. Until it got to the ocean part. Liam’s brother was part of a team of scientists that were studying some unknown substance in the bottom of the Mariana’s Trench. They believed it would hold the key to curing whatever disease that plagued the earth.

When the base on top of the water loses connection with the team of scientists that are located all the way down the Mariana’s Trench in their own underwater research lab, Liam has to go down and see if his brother is still alive.

I just have this thing about deep water. I can’t take it. I just don’t like to imagine how deep the ocean is. I mean how do we know what actually lives down there? Exactly! We don’t. That’s why it’s so scary. That’s also why I had to stop reading.

The Deep is a psychologically terrifying book. If that’s your kind of thing than great, it’s just really not my thing. I couldn’t finish it and I’m not even ashamed to admit it! If you’re brave enough to read it, then go for it! I’m sure any horror lover could read this, it just proves that I’ve had enough with this horror stuff.

I give this book a 3 out of 10 because I have to stay honest!