Friday, June 24, 2011

Enough! What Are You Trying To Do To Me?

Okay, I admit it. I'm not big on change.  I like things predictable. I like things today to be like they were yesterday.  Tomorrow I'll want the same thing.   My idea of shaking things up: I try to change my facebook profile pic to reflect my how statuses are trending. Today I learned that our long-anticipated local Five Guys finally opened up in Wellington Circle. So I got takeout.

And changed my pic.  I figured it'll work: It's part advertisement, part biography.  I'm not sure how the Savannah Morning News knows so much about me, but who am I to argue with them.

New restaurant location, new profile pic:  an all-around exciting day.  Blogworthy, even. So why did I pick today to upgrade 98's Vista machine to W7? And that whole Agent-96-nagging-the-hell-out-of-me-until-I-dump-Verizon-and-switch-to-Comcast thing?  He's been hounding me for months.  It worked. Today.

Granted, I haven't actually scheduled the change yet, but y'all know, I'm going to.  Let me tell you, it's no advantage that I don't have to deal with all these changes this exact day.  I just have an open-ended, undefined, grey cloud of malaise hanging over me  between now and whenever installation day actually is.

In addition to worrying about getting all new television and phone service, I'm going to have to get a new email address. Which means that the college boyfriend I tried to sell Canadian Viagra to is going to get another email from me. Stalker much?  I know I can take him out of the address book (and I will), but I'll also have to think of who else I need to delete before I port over my old address book to my new address.  There's a boatload of names in that email address book.

And I'm going to have to learn how to use a new remote. Stupid new remotes are the worst.

I wish 96 understood that my sticking with Verizon and Direct TV, lo these many years, has nothing whatsoever to do with the five extra dollars per month I'll be paying for Xfinity. (Which, really, Xfinity? Do you know how hard it is to type a capital X? It ain't natural.) It has everything to do with the fact that this is what I had yesterday, and it (mostly) worked yesterday.

And we'll have a new wireless password.   And all those new channel numbers!  How will I find my channels?

Ooh, I do have an upside:  For the rest of my life, when the boys are acting all pissy, I'll play the "Remember that time I gave up my email address for you?" card.  Take that, summer vacation plans they are already complaining about ... Victory is mine!


  1. Your blog posts always make me smile. Did I ever tell you have a wonderful sense of humor???

  2. I fear change.

    ~ barney