Sunday, May 23, 2004

Weekend Update (no sign of Tina Fey)

I really should get in the habit of updating this blog every couple of days. It's hard to remember back over an entire week.

Jack's first week of day care went well. It changed his sleeping pattern, now that we're getting him up at 6 am, and so he goes to bed earlier at night. As a result, he's not making it through the night like he was, and usually wakes up around 2:30. He doesn't usually stay up for too long, though. During the day, he likes to sleep in his swing, and protests any attempts to make him sleep in a crib. The poor ladies at day care aren't allowed to let him sleep in the swing, so they've been trying to convince him that the crib is a nice place to sleep.

Jack and I had an unplanned day off together on Thursday, thanks to the incompetence and consumer-unfriendliness of Time Warner Cable. I get my RoadRunner Internet access from Time Warner, but not their television service, and so they install a filter on the pole that prevents the television signal from getting through. They do this even though the signal is scrambled and can't be easily descrambled. This is because they believe in their hearts that Americans are thieves, and that they must be protected from this thievery at all costs. Well, their fancy filter corroded to a point that it killed my Internet access, as well. In order to have it fixed, I had to take the day off from work and wait for a technician to arrive (between 8am and 7pm). I would like to take this opportunity to once again thank Congress for the Telecommunications Act of 1996, which guaranteed that cable companies could maintain their local monopolies. Jack and I spent a lovely day together, thanks to that legislation.

A picture of Jack with a big smile is now available on his springtime photo album. He's been smiling a lot in the past couple of weeks. I'd smile, too, if I had a couple of people tending to my every need. Of course, the cat is upset at the loss of her staff.

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