When The Internet Ceases To Exist

Yesterday, our Internet connection was out for approximately eight hours. And it was glorious.

After my 5-minute OH MY GAH WHAT SHALL I DO! NO INTERNET! period, I realized there are plenty of things to do away from the Internet. Like enjoying your life without crouching over a 15-inch screen looking for your cyber buddies.

Let’s take a walk through Whoorl’s Day Without Internet. (In list-form, of course!)

1. This is huge. Almost 2 YEARS LATER, I finished Harry Potter #5. Yes, the same Harry potter I wrote about in October of 2005. It seems I took your advice (your advice? Are my 2005 commenters even reading this blog anymore?) and took a break from Harry Potter. A very long break. Finally, I can move on to The Half-Blood Prince and put #5 on the shelf for good.

2. I took care of my new black eye, which I explained over here.

3. I shipped back the Wheely Bug that I was SO intensely excited about. Turns out, if your baby is taller than the average 2-year-old, he will end up looking like an old man with secondary osteoporosis pushing a walker. Seriously, his upper body was parallel to the floor. Not good. (BUT SO HILARIOUS TO WATCH!)

4. I sorted through a 24-pound Fed Ex delivery of Wito’s birthday presents shipped from my mom in Oklahoma. Needless to say, Wito had a great day.

5. Dude! I did some crafty crafts! Look at these cute ponytail holders I made!


I even attempted a photo of the back of my head.


As you can see, back-of-the-head photography is not my forte.

I needed yesterday’s breath of fresh air. Of course, the result of the outage has forced me to be shackled to the Internet for the remainder of the day, writing Parent Dish posts and working on Hair Thursday.

Oh well, it was worth it.

  1. amy

    September 26, 2007 at 7:21 am

    such cute ponytail holders. love them

  2. comfortablycrazy

    September 26, 2007 at 7:31 am

    Maybe by the time you finish book six SAJ will be done with book seven.

  3. nabbalicious

    September 26, 2007 at 7:40 am

    Those ponytail holders are cuuuute! How did you make them?

    I think I need an internet outage. I’d get SO much more done.

  4. bethany actually

    September 26, 2007 at 7:45 am

    I am still working on HP Book 2…

  5. Kelly

    September 26, 2007 at 8:54 am

    ditto on the ponytail holders. I thought they were the size of buttons, clearly not if they are holding all your hair. Dish! great fabric choices too. Don’t you wish you could design fabric? I think that would be an incredible job.

  6. chirky

    September 26, 2007 at 8:09 am

    Dude. I could use an outage. AM ADDICTED TO ALL THINGS INTERNETY.

  7. Angela

    September 26, 2007 at 8:24 am

    I think we need a precious ponytail holder tutorial–those rock!

  8. Angella

    September 26, 2007 at 8:25 am

    I, too, could use an outage. And I, too, would like a tutorial on making those pony tail holders :)

  9. Jill - GlossyVeneer

    September 26, 2007 at 8:47 am

    The ponytail holders are way cute!

  10. Audrey

    September 26, 2007 at 8:48 am

    Can you PLEASE post a “how-to” on the ponytail holders? I think they’d make great gifts!

  11. RA

    September 26, 2007 at 8:55 am

    I am so jealous that your hair can fit into one of those skinny hair ties. Mine would bust out and be all, “You ain’t the boss of me!” Because, apparently, my hair is totally street.

  12. Amanda

    September 26, 2007 at 8:56 am

    Loving the hair thingies. Very cute.

    Read the black eye story… ouch. I had one last week from Jack chucking one of those stupid metal cars at me. Love it.

  13. sizzle

    September 26, 2007 at 9:28 am

    ooh! if i had hair, i’d so want one of those cute hair ties. being crafty is fun and being away from the internet is good!

  14. Kristin

    September 26, 2007 at 10:19 am

    I second or third, 42nd? whatever, ponytail holder tutorial, please!

  15. whoorl

    September 26, 2007 at 11:04 am

    Let’s see, a ponytail tutorial. I’ll put that together right after I:

    1) Take care of my child
    2) Write posts for whoorl
    3) Scour the Internet for hair photos, photoshop all images and write the Hair Thursdays posts
    4) Return 5,000 Hair Thursday emails
    5) Write ParentDish posts
    6) Take care of my personal hygiene
    7) Eat

    I’ll have that to you guys in Summer of 2008! ;)