- See my wife's IM on Skype
- Listen to Pandora Radio
- Check my e-mail
- Set-up an appointment with my thesis advisor
- Distract myself with the online Halo community via Xbox Live
- Watch a movie on Netflix
- Check to see if X-men was coming to the I-Max this weekend
- Set-up my cable installation appointment in Houston (online only discounts)
- Look up some equations I needed for my thesis
- Find a good creative writing book using Amazon's rating system
- Download a writing program I needed
- Check out blogs
Like I said it was awful. I was reduced to being productive, working on my thesis all day (minus the equations I needed), with the bright spot to my workday being a Wendy's run and an episode of the animated Batman(on a disc) for lunch.
I am happily connected to the internet and used it to:
- Chat with Rodolfo from India to schedule my internet/cable installation in Houston taking advantage of online only coupons
- Check my e-mail (Hey Babe, thanks for that Crate & Barrel spam)
- Cancel my unsolicited subscription from Crate & Barrel
- Use my online only bank to cut a check to Comcast
- Send an e-mail to my future apt. manager to make sure I'm sending everybody to the right address
- Not do thesis (don't worry I will)
- I just got a response, I did send the right address
- And OF COURSE, chat with my sweetheart on Skype
- and the day is still young...
I know you would all be devastated without the internet because you wouldn't be able to read this non-whiney, non-materialistic post.