Monday, December 31, 2007

December 29, 2007, 6:44 p.m., CST

The day and time which shall live in infamy, as that is the time my cable FINALLY came back on. Not without some further hassles with Cox, to be sure, including some incredible rudeness from the line tech which may have to be reported, but IT'S BACK. And just in time. I was really about to lose my frickin' mind. With the lack of cable aided and abetted by a little too much Sudafed last week, by Friday evening I was a jittery, nervous, restless, sobbing MESS. ( could never be a cocaine addict or speed freak. Give me Valium or Xanax any day.)

I had a little gathering to attend at some friends' house Saturday evening, just after the cable came back, and it was oh, so tempting to blow it off and stay at home to watch TV, but I didn't. I wasn't that far gone. And the gathering was nice...low-key and informal, with lots of music being made, cheese being eaten, beer being drunk. And I got to spend a lot of time with their 7 ("And a half!")-year-old daughter. I hadn't seen her in a while, and she was pretty much my shadow all evening. Plus they have a new golden retriever puppy, and what's cuter than that? It was worth the delayed cable gratification.

I have no big plans for this evening. I'm just hoping 2007 slips away smoothly and painlessly, and 2008 is even better.

Happy New Year, all!


Sauntering Soul said...

Yippee! Glad to hear you can join me in lounging around watching truly awful television. Seriously, I am so freakin' sick of hearing about the candidates and Iowa. I was sick all weekend (AGAIN) and if I see the advertisement for the Buxton Organizer (or that green clay stuff you squeeze and activate to make stuff stick together that can actually pull an 80,000 pound truck) one more time I think I'm going to cry.

Glad you enjoyed a nice party with friends and I hope you have a wonderful New Year's Eve.

nancypearlwannabe said...

Dang, girl. That's a long time with no TV. You are a trooper.

Stefanie said...

No big plans tonight? Well, at least you have your cable. Yay! Happy New Year, Liz. By the way, you got the year 2007 as Your Year. I hope you don't mind, but I'm decreeing 2008 as the Year of Stef. Please inform the Universe on my behalf. :-)

Stinkypaw said...

Yay for cable! No big plans either, just a cosy night with Hubby and our fur ball - got to love this!

All the best to you and yours and may 2008 be the best year of your life!

Whiskeymarie said...

Hope your low-key evening was as fabulously relaxed and lovely as mine was.
Happy 2008!
Bawk, Bawk!

-R- said...


Noelle said...

Happy new year!

I'll have to make contingency plans for you if you ever come to visit, because I've been cable-free since 2001. But if that was for any other reason than my choice, I'd probably be very, very sad.

Happy new year again!

Mariposa said...

Congrats! Now time for some TV marathon...

Mariposa said... the quiz!

lizgwiz said...

sauntering, I saw both those annoying commercials almost as soon as the cable returned. Why did I miss it so much? ;)

npw, it IS a long time. And I'm more than a little ashamed of how much I missed it, but miss it I did.

stef, duly noted!

stinkypaw, I'll second that. Here's to 2008.

whiskey, bawk, bawk! to you, too. ;)

-r-, indeed!

noelle, I wish I could do the same. But even though there are long periods of time where I don't watch much TV, when I do watch it, I want CHOICES. Hee.

mariposa, I was thrilled to be able to partake of the New Year's Day Monk Marathon. ;)

gorillabuns said...

here's to a wonderful 2008 and no cableless evenings!