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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My internet.

The internet is a wonderful thing. Having wifi is the most convenient thing too. You can set up your device to pick up the signal and then browse pages and do internet things without even needing a plug.

The sad reality of my internet sucks!

University internet connections are very confusing and tend to make it almost impossible to do certain things. Depending, on what you’re wanting to accomplish, you may or may not have a horrible time setting up your internet.

To play video games online with my friends, I need to connect to a VPN client. Which is fine if it worked but even with that client, I still can’t always connect to certain hosted servers and I can’t go on my facebook chat. It. Just. Doesn’t. Make. Sense.

I looked up every single possible way to get it to work but I can’t. Instead, I’m stuck for a whole year in a place where I can’t play video games very efficiently. That last statement makes me upset. If I would have had an actual cable that I could use to access the internet, there wouldn’t have been any problems. So basically, no more Terraria (even though I got it while I am living here so I never even started to play it) or Garry’s Mod : Trouble in Terrorist town.

And to make matters worse, this summer I bought myself a 3DS and I love it but I CAN’T CONNECT TO THE INTERNET WITH IT! There is absolutely no way for me to get the 3DS to recognize the connection.

But enough about that rant. If I keep talking about it, I will never get over it haha.

At least now you see my dilemma.

I also feel much better now that I talked about it. Thank you WordPress for being there for me.