See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains. - James 5:7

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Internet withdrawal.

I am in deep trouble...
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Hi! I'm at Kinko's, in disguise. Well not really, but I have a knit hat on, dark glasses and a high turtle neck type of neck warmer to cover my moustache. I know! It is hot. No one is near me. But listen...
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I brought my lap top in for diagnosis - the IT guy got the flu - he hasn't been able to work on it! This is like the 3rd day now - I have no Internet access at home. I do not know if this is a government plot or what - I'm suspecting it is some sort of conspiracy.
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I have no access to the outside world - which is why I sneaked over here. Sure I can call people on the phone - but it's a landline - and how the hell can you carry on a conversation with someone without a key board?
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Television is awful - no pop-up blockers for unwanted ads! I only have access to network news - no Drudge! Network news is biased and limited and you get only the news they want you to get.
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I don't even know what Fr. Zuhlsdorf had for supper last night!
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It is horrible - I was forced to watch The View, hoping for some type of news I guess - or maybe just to feel like I was watching something on my monitor. OH MY Gosh! But those women are really biased and superficial and just plain dumb. I think Joy Behar is senile - I love Whoopi but the other bitches do not let her talk. Condolezza Rice was on today and they asked her really stupid questions. Television is stupid! One has no control except the remote which leads you to even stupider programming. Television is nothing but advertisements for menopause medications and cleaning supplies.
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Okay. I'm running out of time. I just wanted to let everyone know what has happened to me. I'm okay - I have anti-anxiety meds - withdrawal is intense, but I should make it. I don't know when I'll be back - I don't know when the PC will be fixed. I'm in limbo till then. The not knowing is the worst.
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Is Fr. Z okay? Are the gifts still coming in? Is he eating? Does he have enough wine - moreover - is it good enough wine?
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Pray for me. I'm beside myself. I don't know what to do with myself. I thought of cleaning the house but if the vacuum is going I may not hear the phone and it could be Techs To Go calling about the repair.
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Okay - deep breath. I'll be back soon I hope. I hope!

39 comments:

  1. I was wondering what had become of you........

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  2. You watched the View!?--gag sputter, poor, poor Terry!

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  3. Anonymous5:23 PM

    Father Z fixed split pea soup for lunch today in which he used some pork neck bones procured from the grocer. He washed it down with a PBR.

    Bam!

    Emeril

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  4. Get back soon! We miss you!!!

    ps. Did you see Oprah on Hormone Replacement Therapy? Riveting TV.

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  5. We're all here waiting for you.

    Also, I have placed a universal hold on anything and everything that is controversial until you get back and have had a chance to examine it. Once you are back, however, I will snap my fingers and everyone will pick up exactly from where they left of, free to carry on with their misdeeds. You’ll have plenty to critique:0)

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  6. Not even one mention of watching me dance on Channel 19 today! Whatever..I see how you are..I'm hungry for some rabbit!

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  7. LOL! Love this post! You are a card!

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  8. Ms, Behar is just plain mean.

    Paul went to help with Katrina relief, and Whoopi's brother lives in a V.A. home in Mississippi, so Paul had his picture taken with her. He told her - "my wife just loves you" . I said No friggin way mister. I saw her leading the pro- choice parade. I nearly slapped him, his photo didn't turn out either -Paul suffers.
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    Your stressing as bad as poor Al Gore did today over on Drudge The man is trying so hard to save the world.
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    You don't want to talk on the phone because it's super uncomfortable when you hang up on them ,yet when your on the computer you can delete them without deletion guilt.(My plan)
    Are you sure that you want to handle your computer after the
    "flu-ie" IT guy?
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    BTW, I am still smarting from the "bitch slap" that I got last weekish over calling Mrs. Obama's dress ugly -Lilly Munster ugly. Yet today your using the "B" word to describe the view women. Hum, much to ponder.I see your in one of those moods.
    We're like a tag team mood swing, when you finished I'll take my mood back. Never mind you keep it.

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  9. You have anti-anxiety meds? I'll send you my address.

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  10. I knew there was a crisis going on somewhere ... little did I know it was just over the river! Don't watch tv ... it will really send you over the edge ... it is a killer.

    Pray to ST Computer ...http://stcomputer.org/homepage.html

    I have no doubt things will look better after this period in the desert ... praying for ya, Master T.

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  11. You'll be fine...

    :D

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  12. michael r.7:09 AM

    I figured you heard what Benedict XVI said about the internet the other day, and were following his advice. It was perfect timing...lol.

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  13. David9:35 AM

    You LIKE Whoopi???? Oh man...now I have to put the files for your cause for eventual canonization into the shredder...this will NEVER pass the review committee in Rome.

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  14. I saw *The View* the other day when Blagojevich (sp?) was on. Joy Behar said to him, "I hear you do an impersonation of Nixon. C'mon, let's see it! Say this: 'I am not a crook'!"

    That was pretty funny.

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  15. HYSterical!!! Don't you dare take this one down! It is one of your finest posts EVER....ROTFLlllllllllllll

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  16. Why are you at Kinko's for internet access when you live near one of the greatest library systems in the nation? (Hennepin Co.)

    I hope your world resumes some normalcy soon.

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  17. Don't let the IT guy's see any signs of desperation from you. Be cool, when the phone does ring let it ring 3 or 4 times. Don't appear desperate. Never answer the phone after the first ring while crying , babbling , and begging for your computer back. Don't let them think your easy. Play a little hard to get. Indifference will appear cool. When you pay your bill - don't smile , giggle, or say "PRAISE THE LORD" until you return to the car. Although eye contact is optional. I hope that when you dropped your computer off that there were no longing glances, or tears directed back to your computer, or to the IT guy either. Make sure that your check book is showing from you lapel pocket -that looks like you mean business, no goofing around. Don't use the IT guy's pen, remember he had the flu, and never use a public restroom, you should have thought about that before you left Mister. Keep your hands to yourself when they hand your computer back to you. No hugs, kisses or high fives, and oh my stars NO CONGRATULATORY BUTT SLAPS either.
    You can cry for joy whilst your driving away. Pretend your listening to sad commentary on the radio- NPR
    Gosh I hope that you can remember all of this.

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  18. Hang in there, Terry! Once the DT's wear off, the shakes and double vision are easier to withstand.

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  19. NPR rocks my world. Diane Rheam is the sniznit.

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  20. Hang in there, Terry! Fight the good fight.

    I think your meds have clouded your mind that you watched The View. You must be desperate if you're watching that...and thinking Whoopi is cool...although she is more tolerable than the others, just off the deep end on her politics and such.

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  21. Can you say library???? We are getting desperate here. Awash without a rudder....

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  22. Lib.. Li...Libr... Library? Who ever goes there? I use to live at one during the Last century. Back in the olden days. Do they still make those places? They're just museums now Adrienne. Now don't be throwing your "How to cook Bacon 1,000 different way's " book at me! Aww, that's cute that you still have books!
    *I am teasing you , please don't hurt me.

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  23. I just spoke with Terry on the phone.He's fine. He may be back online in the next day or so. He was greatly reassured to hear Father Z is still eating.

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  24. Of course he's still eating. You guys have to have an extra layer'o some'in some'in to survive -100F, right?

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  25. What kind of a Mood is he in Cathy? I am praying that he didn't get laid off. I thought that he worked at Macys -from an older post.
    If he does work there then I am worried.

    Thom , what is some'in some'in ?
    I hope it's not naughty since we have no parental supervision now.
    Speaking of no supervision..
    Hey , where does Terry keep the good wine? Cathy do you have a key to the liquor cabinet , or the Ice cream freezer? Candy stash? Anything.

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  26. "Some'in some'in," referring to my comment, would be, plainly, fat.

    There's no wine, liquor, or ice cream. This is the internets.

    :-)

    (Personally, I don't think his computer is broke at all, or at least he has alterbative access. He's probably seeing how many comments he can collect on one post. He's probably entered in some Minnesota blog comments contest and if he wins he gets to extort gifts out of his readers instead of the other guy.)

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  27. michael r.8:33 AM

    Nah, I think he is just being mindful of what the Holy Father said last week: the Pope said there are dangers that the use of the internet and other means of ditigal communication could warp the personalities of users, causing harm to more direct human relationships. He warned that internet users must resist any temptations to "trivialize the concept or the experience of friendship," and to become absorbed in the digital world "at the cost of our availability to engage with our families, our neighbors." Ironically, the Pope observed, the desire to be connected in cyperspace "may in fact function to isolate individuals from real social interaction."

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  28. ...and then he opened a YouTube channel. :-)

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  29. Anonymous9:34 AM

    Man I am beginning tohave withdrawal symptoms, I am now taking my meds to ease the DT's and sleeplessness. Terry get back soon, I don't think I can outlive this.

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  30. Have you been excommunicated? Be honest now. I'm beggining to think that's why you've been absent for so long. Either that or becuase they don't have computers in jail;0)

    There's talk of you joining a laturgical dance group and are traveling the country to spread the love.

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  31. Have you been excommunicated? Be honest now. I'm beggining to think that's why you've been absent for so long. Either that or becuase they don't have computers in jail;0)

    There's talk of you joining a laturgical dance group and are traveling the country to spread the love.

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  32. Georgette9:22 PM

    Ter-ter, come home! We miss you!!

    (Walmart has the mini laptops for less than 300 bucks...Sounds like a good back up to me.)

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  33. Belinda: Terry was happy but he was serious about the Internet withdrawal.He said he was surprised by it.

    Thom: Yeah, he probably is just doing this to see how many comments he gets on this post! LOL!

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  34. Every now and then, spending a day doing absolutely nothing can have a salutary effect. "Try it, you'll like it."

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  35. I found a video of Mr.Nelson playing "scrabble" over at the "Abby's" - the poor guy has gone "low-tech" and is now forced to play the game alone. Awwww,

    (Sorry about the couple of bad words Terry. Kids say goofy things. Where do they pick up this stuff??)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZDKq6SyL10&feature=channel

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  36. Houston, we have a problem...

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  37. Menopause meds? Mmm interesting! lol Good job u can't c my blog at the moment Terry!!!

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  38. little freak10:33 AM

    I absolutely LOVE the Fr. Z stuff.

    Miss you

    J

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