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Jan. 21st, 2001 | 10:21 pm
mood: annoyedannoyed

I am typing in the computer lab downstairs. Without MP3s playing in the background to make me happy. I do not like this. But. I do need to manage my email and things like that, so I guess the computer lab is all the more I can do right now.

Although there is that application on my computer of updating that seems to have worked for some reason.

I want the world wide web to work and it won't. I would like to know what is wrong with it. I would also like my email to work, but apparently there are a bunch of problems with a bunch of the machines, and so NYU is trying to solve their technical problems without causing a general system crash. I suspect there are problems with Res-NET as a result of this system maintainance, though I could be wrong. Apparently the trouble started at around 6 pm last night, probably when the techs quit working on the NYUHome system. This is according to my roommates who are also having network troubles.

It frustrates me though because I would much prefer to be writing in the comfort of my dorm room than sitting in a very straight chair in a very public computer lab trying very hard to protect my work and my privacy. Not that anything I say here is incredibly private.

But.

Dinner with my dad was actually okay. He wanted to get back to New Jersey where his meeting is tomorrow, so he didn't want to stay too long... so he bought me dinner and a few books that I needed for class and hadn't had a chance to get yet (yay. we will be easy on the mastercard this month. or try to.) and returned me to my dorm. Or actually I returned myself to my dorm and sent him off to his car with his rolling bag and laptop computer.

I wish I had money. If I did, I would buy a flat screen monitor since they are, now fairly good. And it would take up much much much less space on my desk. Unfortunately, I cannot afford one that is a decent screen size and resolution, and even if I could, I would spend that money buying an inexpensive laptop for travel purposes. Even though I don't like laptops.

I am glad I'm not going to europe for a semester because then I would need to buy/lease/rent a laptop and that might make my parents freak out. Because then I would want a good one. I will be happy with a crummy one (so long as it has an ethernet card in it) if I'm only going to be there for a few weeks. Or even one without an ethernet card that I can just use to type papers and things from my dorm room instead of going to a computer lab. Blah.

Friday I will be in Boston. This makes me so immeasurably happy. Two weekends straight with no roommate (because I will be gone one and the roommate will be gone the next) and that makes me happier than it should. I miss having my own space. Not that I would mind sharing an apartment or a bathroom or something. But I would like to have my own space with my own door and I would like to not have someone sleeping 3 feet away from me every night. Even though I'm rather used to that phenomenon and would probably now find it rather odd to have my own room.

My dad and I have nothing to talk about. Perhaps that's because he won't treat me like a human. So then I feel like I have to be New Yorker-like and condescending to him because it's the only way I can maintain my sanity. Grr. Grrrrrrrr.

Callie did you get my postcard?

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acrobat

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from: kasahara
date: Jan. 21st, 2001 07:33 pm (UTC)
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yes! just, like...yesterday! i loved it. it's on my bulletin board. thank you dear.

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Liz

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from: stellae
date: Jan. 21st, 2001 09:04 pm (UTC)
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hehe. Yay! I'm happy now. =)

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