About 50% of my life since I came here has been spent behind my screen. I never would have realized how much the Internet meant to me until the network connection in the dorms went down. No e-mail, no Wikipedia, no blog-hopping, and I was in danger of losing a Scriptlance project I’d worn the day before.
Well, thought I, since I can’t use the Internet and there’s nothing to do, I can try to sign into AIM and discuss with Vickii on the book review of Purple Hibiscus we’re supposed to be doing.
Oops, I needed an internet connection for that.
I decided to bore myself with some table tennis videos. I hadn’t watched the Kalinikos Kreanga-Joo Se Hyuk 2003 Championships video I downloaded the day before so I figured I’d use that to learn some defense. After a partocularly interesting rally, I decided to check up their current world rankings on the ITTF website.
I needed a connection again.
It was frustrating yesterday — extremely frustrating. The connection’s back up now, and I’m doing two days’ worth of surfing :-(. I stayed up all night yesterday working on the project and I got an excellent review even though the client referred to me as a ‘she.’
My post on Nigerian policemen [before I left] will be coming up soon.