Monday, November 14, 2005

Let There Be Cable

It is done.

After months of hemming and hawing, I finally called up TimeWarner and placed the order. My cable/RoadRunner package will be installed this Saturday.

I am very indecisive and lazy about a lot of things. At work I'm focused, organized and efficient. At home, I'm a disaster. Seriously. I just couldn't get my butt in gear. Plus, among other phobias, I'm mildly afraid of commitment and I don't like having strangers in my apartment. (And I wonder why I'm single? Oh yeah, I'm also fat.)

So what motivated me? This email from AOL:

WARNING: THE USE OF SOME OF THE FOLLOWING TELEPHONE NUMBERS MAY RESULT IN LONG DISTANCE CHARGES. IN SELECTING YOUR ACCESS NUMBER(S), PLEASE NOTE THAT ALTHOUGH AN ACCESS NUMBER MAY BE IN YOUR AREA CODE OR LOCATED IN YOUR GENERAL GEOGRAPHIC REGION, IT MAY NOT NECESSARILY BE A LOCAL NUMBER FOR YOU. YOU MAY INCUR SUBSTANTIAL TELEPHONE CHARGES IF YOU CHOOSE ACCESS NUMBERS THAT ARE NOT COVERED BY YOUR LOCAL CALLING PLAN.

Nice, right?

Anyway, I'm all excited. Now I get Jeff Corwin, Jon Stewart and Anderson Cooper all in the privacy of my home.

8 comments:

Matt said...

Were you using a 212 / 646 dial-in number?

You probably would have been safe; but it was the kick in the pants you need, then mazel tov!

Jere said...

Um, yeah...you are totally NOT fat.

Trickish Knave said...

Holy crap, cable modem installation? Jeez, welcome to the 90's man! Now all that free music and porn from Kazaa will download faster than a Kennedy running from a car accident.

Matthew said...

Congrats. I'm jealous.

Steve said...

Congratulations. I am glad that you are moving out of your comfort zone with little steps. People seriously don't know how difficult it can be to make decisions when phobias get in the way.

I too need to lose about 25 pounds. I am 5'4" and weigh a whooping 162+. My best friend and his girlfriend have invited me and others along on a vacation next year. My best friend has challenged me to lose the weight or every picture he takes of me will be a profile pic. UGH! that would look awful.

Hopefully, we will both have success and a boyfriend by then.

Jess said...

First, I agree with Jere. You are NOT fat!

Second, maybe the cable guy will be a good catch. This could be a home run. :-)

Lastly, enjoy the high-speed access. It's great for porn (or so I hear). ;-)

Steve said...

Congratulations, and welcome to the real internet. I've had RoadRunner for three years now, and love it. (Sidenote: I don't comment much, but visit here often. We're on opposite sides of the religion issue, but I respect and enjoy your insight.)

little-cicero said...

I notice you haven't replied to my privacy comments on either post. Bock bock bock (those are supposed to be chicken sounds, as in my calling you a coward)