Snatching Defeat From the Jaws of Victory

I ditched the cell phone, changed from cable to DSL, got a perfect hosting plan with Cornerhost, switched from Blogger to MT, imported all my blog entries with no hassle, and then I made the mistake of believing that I had all my telecommunications needs decomplicated and firmly under control.

Now my computer won’t power up.

The first evening without it was fine. I decided the universe was sending me a message about repetitive stress injuries and people who aggravate them through overuse of keyboards and mice. Those people would be me, by the way.

Last night was the second night, and it was not fine. Without television or an internet connection I felt completely disconnected from the universe. When I took The Dog for a walk, I was mildly shocked that the world continued to exist beyond my front door.