My DSL people are still sitting on their collective ass, so I’m moving to the realm of cable provided internet. I am armed with my Adelphia PowerLink Self-Install Kit and am heading home to attempt to Self-Install the bugger.


For Christmas my mom got us a fish tank which we’ve populated with a dozen or so Neons, 6 Fancy Guppies and 4 striped fishes. So far we’ve lost 5 guppies and 2 neons. By “lost”, I mean they’ve died. We’ve actually only “lost” one guppy. I noticed that he wasn’t swimming around with the (at the time) two other remaining guppies. I peered into the tank and couldn’t see him anywhere. Since this tank is fairly large (30 gallons) fish don’t float to the top when they die. They stay on the bottom, belly up. Sunghee thought the first on was “just sleeping” when it died. Well, yesterday morning the bugger showed up, dead. I had just fed the fish, so I wasn’t interested in sticking my hand into the tank and getting it coated with fish food, so I put off fishing him out of there until after work. By the time I got back home from work and retrived the net, the fish had disappeared again.


When it’s “supposted” to “warm up” to -5 during the day, I really question my decision to live in the northeast. Where’s that damn global warming when you need it?


Phone came on Saturday morning. I was made aware of this by Kim calling and getting me out of bed at 9am after she had plugged her new speakers into the Mic In port of her computer and wanted to know why no sound was coming out. I still haven’t gotten around to getting dial-up access numbers for EarthLink so I don’t have internet at home yet. Tonight though. Adelphia is coming on the 19th to hook up my cable modem and then I’ll be all set. Yay!


Still no phone. Verizon was supposted to stop by yesterday. I was first on the list yesterday, declining Monday, for my re-re-scheduled hookup. Didn’t seem to help much. I have now been told that someone will be out on Friday morning. When I asked about why they couldn’t come out today (Wednesday), they said they work on a first come / first served basis and Wednesday was already booked up. I pointed out that I had come first (middle of December) and should be served before these other people. The lady on the other end of the phone didn’t follow my logic. Tivo was very upset about not being able to make it’s daily call and ran out of guide data so I had to cart it into work today and let him use the office phone to fill up.