December 7, 2010 | By: Tracy

Adventures in Tracyland

Do you ever get the feeling that no matter what you do some weeks just aren't going to go your way?

*raises hand*  <---- That's me.

I was trying to be cutesy about my internet problems yesterday, but it's now gotten to epic pain-in-ass proportions. I've been without internet since Saturday morning & I'm about to go homicidal (I originally typed homocidal, which is an entirely different way of going about things) on the people at my cable company.

They say they'll send someone out to fix it Wednesday, which of course means Thursday or Friday. Totally screws up my blog schedule this week, and I'm not happy about it. *mean face*

So right now, I've snuck onto someone else's internet. Seriously, I feel very James Bond. Except. . . James Bond has way more dangerous things to do than steal internet access to make a blog post, but let me have my fantasy. At this point, it's all I have left.

To add insult to injury, I've finally succumbed to the germs my co-workers with small children kept bringing into the office. In fact, I have an uneasy feeling there is a massive inner-ear infection in my future. This is one instance where I will say dogs > children. They may occasionally poop on the floor, but you can't catch their germs.

Then, to put the icing on the cake, last night I downloaded LAST SACRIFICE only to find there's a programming error that B&N is trying to fix. In the meantime, I have to work my way through a novel where every apostrophe and quotation mark has been replaced with a question mark.

?Try reading a book that?s formatted like this? she said, shaking her head. ?After nine or so chapters you would think you?d get accustomed to it?

I swear, if there is a brutal snowstorm in Pennsylvania tomorrow that cancels the book signing Misty and I are driving 4-ish hours to attend, I may have a cow. I shouldn't say that, because with the way my week's been going I probably would have a cow pop out of my uterus.

Thanks for letting me vent you guys!  I'm probably not going to get around to comment on a lot of blogs, check out my new peeps, reply to contest wins and awards for the next couple of days. (stupid internet!!) Bear with me. I may have a lot of catching up to do come Friday, but I'll Get-R-Done.

5 witty remarks:

Candyland said...

How frustrating :( Here's to a BETTER WEEK.

Mary McDonald said...

I hope there are no cow offspring in your future. ;-) Oh, and just FYI, you can catch stuff from dogs. I've heard of them harboring strep and passing it around the family.

Carol Riggs said...

Aw, sorry to hear things have turned even more frustrating so far this week. Hang in there! I don't know what I'd do w/o my 'puter...go to the library and borrow theirs, I guess. Argh! Interesting how our writerly lives are so interconnected and dependent upon cyberspace. Well, at any rate, one day you'll be able to mine these feelings of frustration and put it into a novel, right? ;o)

Shannon said...

I'm sorry you're having a SF week. (SF is a worksafe term I created for sucky f-cky). =)

I've been there with the cable company. I hope it gets resolved soon!

Hang in there. We're almost at hump day!

Chris Phillips said...

Think about it this way. If you go homicidal there will be no one left to fix your internet, but if you go homocidal and tell the cable people, "Fix it now or I will kiss your whole face!" you have a 60/40 chance of them not liking that option and you might get it fixed. It?s just an idea I?d thought of?

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