Okay, so I know it’s not Thursday. It seems as if Thursdays are the days when crap gunks up the network connections and makes the internet wonky or just shuts it off completely. This week, there are three factors involved in Thirsty Thursday being delayed.
1) Our network provider was sold to another company and they’ve been “switching” their services over in phases. Thursday morning was the final phase and somehow, a bunch of their customers lost their internet access because their computer systems showed we weren’t supposed to have internet… FAIL – internet provider.
2) We have a Bluray and an XBOX 360 that have not been hooked up to internet access since we got them, which they are supposed to be. The modem was hooked up to the computer which was either in another room or all the way across the room and multiple wires were not a viable solution. So, we had a technician come out Thursday morning to switch the location of the modem and hook us up with a wireless router, but we didn’t have the network adapter we need to receive wireless signals on this computer yet… FAIL – me and Hubs.
3) I should have. I really, really should have written the post and set it up on a schedule on Wednesday night so it would be posted on time. I thought I would have enough time Thursday morning before the technician showed up, but the first FAIL prevented that. I should have had the foresight to realize Murphy really does exist… FAIL – me.
I have learned something from this though. Yes, a writing lesson (or life lesson even) from three fails that have nothing to do with actual butt-in-chair writing. What have I possibly learned from this experience? Just this:
Crazy/Amazing/Wonderful/Terrible/Horrifying/Brilliant things happen in threes. Celebrities die in threes. Movies come out in threes – the same story, told in three different ways through three different outlets (the block buster, the B-movie or porn version, and the made-for-TV version). Even that evil wench of a man, Murphy, makes appearances in threes (my van broke down, my washer broke down, and my shower head broke off… and yes, that all really did happen).
And great writing happens in threes.
There is always a beginning, a middle, and an end.
Anyways, Thirsty Thursday will return next week as scheduled.
As for my update, I must say I am quite ashamed of where I am compared to where I wanted to be at this point… 18,309 is where I’m at. 22,000 is where I wanted to be by Friday. And here it’s Sunday. Another FAIL going on… BUT I haven’t failed completely. There’s still many days left for me to catch up to where I need to be. For now, I need to get off of here. It is my son’s 3rd birthday so I’m going to go sing him a song and eat me some cake=)