Oooohhh, I'm gettin' DSL! At least for 60 days; I succumbed to the lure of an AOL offer for a free trial of Verizon DSL, and I'm pretty sure I didn't sell my soul in the process. I've been wanting to get some kind of nondial-up Internet access for a long time; I'd been thinking about getting it from the cable company, but never took any action on it. (For one thing, I hate the way the cable company never tells you what anything costs
"Only $9.99 with free HBO for the first month!" Yeah, and what about after the first month? "Rate changes will apply." Like what? "Rate changes will apply." How much? "Rate changes will apply." Yeah, bite me. I did finally sign up for the extremely basic cable required for the Daily Showwe'd been getting "free" cable for about two years [hey, it was there when we moved in!], and by the time they wised up and shut it off, I needed
the Daily Show purely as a mental-health measure.)
Um, anyway. (I get carried away when I get parenthetical, don't I?) I know I'm totally lame for still using AOL, but...um, but...I can't think of anything except that my parents use it and those CDs are free, and, in my defense, once I'm online I'm a Firefox girl all the way. And...60 days of free DSL! I don't care if I'm lame, I'm totally psyched for that. We got the self-installation kit on Monday, and this morning I got the automated James Earl Jones impersonator telling me Verizon had done whatever they do to make your phone line DSL-ready, so J.'s going to install everything tonight (he's better with reading directions than I am) and I'll be DSL-ified. Oooohhh, no more two-hour downloads! Web pages that actually load! E-mail that takes less time to open than to read! And I can go online without tying up the phone! Yea, verily, I am psyched. Wa-hoo, I say, wa-hoo.
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