Dead Modem and Random Funnies: Random Tuesday Thoughts

Our modem died a glorious death on Friday – and of course Murphy’s Law dictated that it would happen in the middle of a zoom meeting. Thankfully I was just wrapping up the meeting, but it was still an abrupt ending, so me being me, I had to message the participants an apology for cutting them off without saying goodbye.

I spent over two hours on the phone with our internet provider to see if we couldn’t get the modem connected to the internet again, but no luck. It would taunt us with a connection, then immediately disconnect. The determination was made that the modem is bad, so they’re sending a replacement.

We pay a monthly fee to lease the modem they provide – I really need to see if we’re required to use one of their modems, or if we can buy a (better) one ourselves to use with service. I mean, at $10 a month for the lease, we could have bought several modems over the past 5 years, and then some. And maybe not have the connectivity issues we’ve been plagued with.

I sure wish Elon Musk would hurry up and get more satellites in the sky as I’ve been on a waitlist for his Starlink service that’s supposed to blow every single internet provider out of the water with speed and connectivity. I signed up way in February 2021 with a downpayment, and was supposed to have Starlink by the end of 2021, only now it’s been pushed to the end of 2022. I really hate being in ‘hurry-up-and-wait’ mode.

Needless to say, since we’re utilizing our phone data to do our usual online antics on teeny tiny screens, our activity will be limited until we have a new modem in place. So bear with me as I’m now in hurry-up-and-wait mode with our actual provider to get the new modem and reconnect with all my big screens.

Thankfully I worked on this post last week before the modem died, so I can still share fun funnies! I really need this shirt:

You gotta love this – this exhibit was mistaken for an actual car and given a parking ticket, because even though it looks completely absurd, people somehow took it seriously:

This is funny:

This is hilarious:

This is funny:

This is crazy – why would they not simply switch the contents of the canisters??

This is also crazy – where has gone?

This is hilarious:

This cracked me up:

This is hysterical:

This is valid:

This is hilarious:

And I’m just going to leave this right here for you (just nod and smile…):

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After 20+ years in the Corporate World and years of infertility, Stacy was surprised when Princess Nagger made her miraculous appearance - deciding to forgo the career and stay home was a no-brainer. As if her hands weren't full enough, 8 years later she and her husband added Little Dude through adoption, adding a whole new dimension (of crazy) to their family and even more sleepless nights. When she’s not refereeing kids, dogs and cats, she loves to write, hence the reason she decided to start her little blog, and because she never got a baby book to mark milestones, this was the next best thing. She also enjoys doing reviews and giveaways for products she or her family would willingly use and can stand behind. She loves to cook and try new techniques to turn ordinary into extraordinary. Crafty by nature, she takes on a lot of unique projects and enjoy seeing the end result. Her favorite, of course, is making her award winning wine out of fruits and grapes. Experiments with water currently underway.
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2 thoughts on “Dead Modem and Random Funnies: Random Tuesday Thoughts

  1. Good luck, i hope they let you get your own modem. Paying for service you are not receiving is not right.

    Thanks for the great funnies, and for being our hostess!