Tap Tap Tap.. is this thing on?

Apr 01, 2006

Helloooooo. Hi, how’s it going? I sure did miss y’all. How ‘bout I start out with a complaint…

Verizon is currently on my shit list. I’ve had two recorded messages per day saying my Internet is ready to go and to use the installation kit that came via UPS to activate it. (I really should’ve listened to the “UPS” part before I tacked the FedEx guy yesterday in my maternity camisole and sweat pants and accused him of hating the likes of a lonely, not-Wisteria-lane housewife who is still just as desperate if not as pretty.)  I’ve started referring to the recorded voice as the ho-internet-hold-out, since after several phone calls, speaking with the leasing office and said tackling of UPS man, I still have no Internet.

But howdy-ho from my secret lover, Starbucks.  Thank the gods for wifi at hip coffee joints that charge a small fortune for a sandwich and have very pretty things to distract me. Seriously. Thank the gods.

How ‘bout some boring details of the move? No? Nah, I’m not up for it, either. Thanks to some great friends and a great husband, it’s over and that’s somethin’ to blog about.

I missed you bitches. I did. If I ever talk about not blogging again, please someone kick my face and remind me how much I don’t like not blogging (and yes, Mr. Guston, I just used a double negative. I really was paying attention in High School English but sometimes the dramatic effect is just worth it.)

I don’t wanna sign off but I have to. My daughter just took off with small espresso beans and I’m pretty sure if we’re not taken down for stealing, I’ll be damn sorry I let her run out of the store with chocolate coated caffeine. That’s for AFTER nap, honey. Now, give mommy a shop-lifted bean like a good girl and let’s run the entire way home.

Because we can.


  1. I am lovin’ our digital cable modem. I highly recommend it. Faster than DSL! Come on, ditch Verison and join the ubercybergeeks grin

    By Calibelle on 2006 04 01

  2. Wahoo!  Welcome back! Hope it’s been a smooth transition so far…(must be okay, if you’ve found a Starbucks nearby!)

    By AmyM on 2006 04 01

  3. HEY you! Welcome back. We’ve all missed ya. Thank God for Starbucks and WiFi. Woo hoo! smile

    By Jamie on 2006 04 01

  4. yay! So glad you are back and can get back to wrting with some regularity again…Im crossing my fingers that Verizon does right by you ASAP.

    I’ve suffered two massive embarrassments since you’ve been gone. Come see me and laugh your ass off…and not with me either cuz i’m still smarting.

    In the meantime, happy good move into a new dwelling wishes…with lotsa beer or somethin.

    By texasbelle on 2006 04 01

  5. oh crap, after realizing that last post was too much like a shameless plug (which i didn’t mean), i thought i could delete it. nope. SORRY. Les. Delete. Me. sheezus.

    By texasbelle on 2006 04 01

  6. SHUDUP already, Anne. I luff you. Plug or no plug. As long as it’s not “pug” ‘cause I hate those dogs. Why have a dog that sounds like your husband with a bad cold? Breathe, damnit, breathe.

    By Mrs. Flinger on 2006 04 01

  7. Yay!  You’re sort of back!  smile  It’s a little boring without some nugget of entertainment from you.

    By lanna on 2006 04 01

  8. WOOHOO!!! You’re back!  I was going through Flinger withdrawals! smile

    Seriously, don’t sweat the chocolate-covered espresso beans.  For all the $$ we mommies shell out there on a weekly basis, we should be getting POUNDS of those mofos sent directly from Starbucks HQ as a kick-back.  ‘Cause I said so, that’s why! wink

    By Christine on 2006 04 01

  9. Welcome Back!

    By Sarah on 2006 04 02

  10. Don’t even get me started on Verizon.  They’re from Satan, don’tcha know?

    So glad to hear that the move is over, and that you’re still blogging!  Starbucks saves the day again!  smile

    By Daph on 2006 04 02

  11. So glad you’re back, Leslie!! And your house is beautiful!! Moving stinks, and I don’t envy you much—except that you got one super-deluxe-kick-ass new house in the process!

    What’s a few espresso beans worth these days?  5 to 10?  It’d be like private daycare—without the expense! She’d be free again before she acquired a criminal record…it might be worthwhile to encourage these Klepto tendencies!  Something to think about, anyway!

    By canadian_sadie on 2006 04 02

  12. LOL @ Canadian Sadie. 5-10 and free day care.


    Ahhh, it’s good to be back. Muwha.

    By Mrs. Flinger on 2006 04 02

  13. LMAO - Welcome back girl! I thought being the ultra geeks that we are you would of had cable and not DSL! Just kidding - G said that, I personally don’t care as long as it’s not dialup!

    By Nicole on 2006 04 02

  14. Congratulations on being done.  I keep finding more stuff.  I have way to much. I can’t wait to be done.  My jealously of your move being complete is off the chart

    By Libragirl on 2006 04 02

  15. Hooray Leslie!

    The Internet’s like the new Calgon, huh?  Internet, take me away!!!

    By Marie on 2006 04 03

  16. Yes, I love the cable internet.

    Glad to see your survived and anticipating more from ya!!!

    By dizzymizzy on 2006 04 04

  17. Yippee for you being back!  I am temporaily back, as we had to dismantle my computer to get rid of my cheap computer desk… but hubby was nice and just reset it up for me.  That is great that your move is complete!  3 weeks to go for us!!  This weekend is garage sale #2, since #1 got SNOWED out!  Good grief!!!  PS- too funny about the coffee beans… I could use one of those right now!

    By Holly on 2006 04 04

  18. We missed you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    By candice on 2006 04 04

  19. No kidding about Cable, y’all. We had cable before we moved and now have DSL (cable not available.)

    I MISS CABLE!!!!! *sigh*

    By Mrs. Flinger on 2006 04 08