Where's the song ~~ "Don't let your daughters grow up to marry a Cowboy" ?

​​​​​​​Life is tough! Requires hard physical work, long, long days of pain, dirt, and broken fingernails.​
​Days of frigid cold & scorching heat; through the dust & mud; daybreak into the darkness of nite~~​
​the heart & body becomes toughened & weathered replicating leather!​
​A forever constant factor for a real Cowboy's Wife is tons of sweat, oceans of tears and a constant 'drought' in the wallet!​
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​​​​​​​​​IF​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ she wants to spend anytime at all with her Cowboy, she must do as he does, you become partners!​
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​​​​​​Kick off your boots, grab a cup of coffee, sit back and envision yourself in my life!​
​... It really isn't that bad! There are many rewards to be had to make it a great lifestyle! ...​ ​​​​​​​

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Music Can Soothe...

...the Heart and Mind!

But it also has a huge appetite for broadband!
My music has gobbled up all of my bandwidth time!
Who Knew?
I sure didn't until today when it ate right through the universe, through these invisible communication waves landing smack dab into my computer....
BAM! No more Internet connection!
I had to call Support Tech, or maybe that is Tech Support, for them to tell me I was not being "Friendly" by consuming so much 'space' with music! They told me I wouldn't get "friendly time" (their description of 'connectivity speed') until I reduced my usage to 70%. It would seem to me, that by having them control my access to nill, my usage should drop considerably, right?
But I still think this isn't very "friendly" on their part!
Heck I wasn't consuming the bandwidth, the music was!..
I was just enjoying some of my favorite tunes!
I'm wondering now, how I am supposed to know when that happens..reduced to 70%.
In their "friendly" manner, they told me it could take 24 hours for everything to be "digested".
So, like the "friendly" person that I am, it is now after midnight, being obedient to the Almighty Wild Blue...I'm on line for whatever amount of time I'm granted...
Long enough to REMOVE my Playlist!
I was told to wait until midnight, when I wouldn't be as "unfriendly" to others by gobbling up bandwidth that others may be hungry for.
Hey, why can't we all share? I thought I was paying my share! Hmpppmmmm!
Oh well, such is the way of my life...year after year after year!
So, no more music for my ears....my tunes or yours!
I will have to 'tune' you out if you have music playing....
Darn!
Sorry!
I had better hang up here before they tell me I'm being "unfriendly" again...
and let my appetite drop down to the 70%...whatever that is!

Why might I ask, couldn't THEY have been "friendly" by warning me! Send up flashing neon lights! Or wave huge red flags in front of my face...Anything! ...not....Nothing!
They can just flip a switch and say she's not being "friendly" anymore...

BAM! She's gone!

(I will be curious to see if tomorrow, they put me back in the "friendly" club...
or am I going to have stay in the Midnight Hour club awhile...)

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Be sure and check out the next post down from this:

"Good Medicine Project"



35 comments:

S.W said...

first to comment :lol:
I see you are friendly :)

The Blonde Duck said...

Stupid bit nazis, as my Dad calls them. Ben is a network engineer but he'll be the first one to tell you that most folks in the computer industry are mean little SOB's who just want to control everyone!

Adventure girl wanna be said...

Ohhhhhhhhh I don't get all that broadband stuff??????? Sorry you had to go through that;)

Train Wreck said...

???WTH??? That stinks! I always put songs on that match my posts!! I have a special one just for yoooou todaaay! (I am whining!) I don't understand that crapola either! I don't have a problem...I don't think? Well at least look at the 3 top songs on my playlist. I picked them special! Have a great day, with no music? Yikes I wouldn't know what to do?

Linda said...

It could be worse and you could live like me with the dinosaurs and dial-up.

DesertHen said...

Wow, who knew that they could do that to you!!! What a drag!!! We had satellite internet for awhile, but I wasn't blogging then.....now we have DSL in our little valley.....=)

I will be sure to pause my playlist so when others click on my site they won't have to listen to the music....I will just listen to it when I want to.....=) I want others to be able to enjoy my site and not get in "trouble".......

W.O.W, I hope you will be able to come back and visit since I will have a pause on the music playlist?????

RazorFamilyFarms.com said...

I confess to turning my speakers WAY down before visiting blogs. The reason? I open all of the blogs I want to visit as tabs -- thus all the music plays at the same time in the most horrific sound -- your Anne Murray, Tipper's Appalachian picking, Fishing Guy's country music, and Wheat Free Clan's Christian rock and pop. My ears just can't handle it. So the sound goes down!

I posted that story start I alluded to in my Simple Living Gal Exposed post a while back. It took me some time to get my nerve up.

Tell me what you think Momma Barb!

Blessings!
Lacy

Glenda, saved by grace said...

how did you get your signature on your blog? The script, Cowboys wife?
Black box brought me here. Please keep in mind, I am mentally challenged in things of the computer...Example Pictures would be nice. LOL
Thanks,
Glenda

Alex said...

hello sweet lady! Stopping by to see how things are in your world.

*hugs*

JennyLu said...

I am with Wild Blue through Dishnetwork and it really sucks. I get put on the unfriendly list (is that what they call it?) all of the time and you may find that when you go over their idea of alotted usuage your bill jumps... I HATE IT. But there was nothing in the fine print about this crud when I signed up! Aned the connection keeps getting S l o w e r and SLOWER and ... urgh. My contract is up in December and I am considering going back to dial up. Crazy or what?

oregontribal1 said...

Holy Cows!!!
Well in your case holy cowpoop!!
We have Clearwire, which is a set fee each month(thank goodness); but my old dinosaur compooter has been pooting out on me lately! Thinking it needs to be defragged?? In the meantime....I will pause my playlist for you as well....cuz yer a friendly kinda Gal!!

Sage said...

That is a bummer .... might have been nice for them to give you a warning before they tuned you out :-)

{{hugs}}

Glenda, saved by grace said...

I DID IT! THANK You So MUCH!

Jeannelle said...

I loved your great descriptions in the first couple paragraphs.....cool writing!

I know nothing about bandwidth. We have DSL through our local phone company, and there's no limits on anything.....at least not that I've run into, anyway. Good luck with your situation!

Egghead said...

I also have DSL through my phone company and it has been great. I hope this clears up soon for you. Have a great day.

terri said...

I never understood bandwidth. It's a foreign concept to me. That being said, I'm sorry yours was not enough to satisfy your internet appetite and I hope you make your way back to the friendly list again soon!

Shirley said...

You've been tagged on my blog; hope you have enough oomph on your computer to respond!

Christina said...

Wireless Internet Cards.... 5GB of data usage a month.... that is 1.7 MILLION emails to read or 35,000 web pages to look at. VerizonWireless. Service is 59.99 a month. I can get it to you virtually overnight. Email me at christina dot nelson at cellularsales dot com Barb... sorry for the ad.... this is what I do... cell phones and aircards.... IF you get cell reception at your home. A wireless card ( fits lap tops and deck top pc... USB Port win 2000 and above)

The Blonde Duck said...

I did the second part of Wade and Vivi yesterday! Go read!

Annie Wicking said...

Wow, I didn't know that one could be unfriendly by being friendly online.

Will we all have to join the midnight Hour Club with you, WoW

Best wishes and a fresh drink for you, my dear friendly friend...

Annie W

JennyLu said...

Have you got hooked back up yet? C'mon Barb, its been like TWO days! Hope all is well, jenn

Professor said...

This is one of the weirdest things I've ever heard, but I don't understand the concept of bandwidth anyway... I think you completely friendly and fine! what the heck do they know?

Train Wreck said...

Yes Are you ok?!
I will sing you a song
....ahem...me me me me, Somewhereee oveerr the raainboow,waaaay up hiigh, theresss a dream thaaat I dreampt ooof once innn a llullyaabye!

See if the art doesn't work out? I can always fall back on my singin!! (Way back!) Hope all is well in your silent world!!

Christina said...

Reluctantly admitting.... Yes it was my mug! My eyes were all tore up! But much better now!

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PS the fedex man should be looking you up on monday!!!!!

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

That's a real bummer about your music .
About the green tomatoes....do you ever make green tomatoe relish ?

Eileen said...

I don't know anything about anything technical. but I am sorry that you had a hard time!

LL said...

Welcome to the wonderful world of satellite internet...

Amanda said...

Hey Girl, where ya been? i miss your posts.

Alex said...

Stopping by to say hello. Hope you are doing well.

Train Wreck said...

Just checking on you! I hope you aren't burying the cable/ internet fella!!

Christina said...

Coffeelady to Cowboy's wife.... Don't hug the fedex guy to hard too day!

JennyLu said...

Hey B(log)FF, just wanted to let you know that I put a pecan montage up on the photo montage that I posted yesterday, just for you. Just a few pic's of the pecans from the green nut casing that I showed before to cracked. Enjoy and hope all is well, the silence from you is disturbing, please complain to Wild Blue again.

oregontribal1 said...

I miss you W.O.W.!! Have been waiting for your next blog! Hope the silence isn't driving you crazy?? We are all waiting with baited breath for your next excerpt on the Blog!! Those cable guys need their tails shortened!!!

The Blonde Duck said...

New Vivi and Wade! Come read it!

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