Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Of bloody ISPs and fun graffiti

I don't ♥ my Internet Service Provider anymore. Their service used to be excellent, but lately they've been screwing up a lot. I didn't have a connection most of last night and today. Me going through Internet withdrawal symptoms is NOT a pretty sight. Last night was especially terrible...I was all set to bloglurk, only to find that dreaded "Page cannot be found" message every time I opened my browser. I decided to sit back and hope against hope for everything to be okay again.

While waiting, I turned on some music and did the getting-to-know you thing with a new friend. At first I was listening to songs from Miss Saigon, but decided I was depressed enough already and that I didn't need to hear songs about a doomed love affair and the heroine's sacrifice. So I switched to something more upbeat, if you can call Nirvana and some dirty rap songs upbeat, haha (and I don't even like rap music all that much).

After an hour and still no Internet, I decided to call it a night. Besides, I was starting to get sloshed--and if my connection did by any chance start to work again, I didn't want to be accused of BUI (blogging under the influence). So I curled up in bed, intending to read a little, but was out like a light in about ten nanoseconds.

All seems well at present. I did a bit of blogsurfing earlier in the day (before I lost my connection...again!) and now I can finally put up the wall I did for Frank Sirianni's Foxxfyrre's Black and White Art Blog.

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It ain't fine art, but what the heck. It was a fun thing to do. By the way, that thing that looks like a malformed H near my name, isn't. It's supposed to be the sign for Pisces. I originally wanted to do an image of two fishes in a numerically risqué position, but try as I might, I couldn't.

Try doing it; you can download blank walls from Frank's site. Then e-mail him your graffiti wall when you're done. It's that easy. Some blogger buddies have done it already: Rhys, Gale, Julie.

And now, I'm off to get some work and blogsurfing done.

16 comments:

gem said...

Cool post. Like your new friend. He's very um...firm. I loved making the wall. I had so much fun I wondered how did I get out of touch with my visually artistic self to such a great extent since my school years?

Very interesting wall, lizza. Complex, symbolic, just like you.

FoxxFyrre said...

Hi Lizza
Just letting you know your Graffiti is up and linked. Let me know if there's any link errors etc. for your post. But hey, the fish look like they're having fun! Great job, see ya soon
Frank

Julie said...

I like the eyeball with the cute eyelashes. :-)

FoxxFyrre said...

OOH, just seen your new friend, could sure use some pearl onions!

Anonymous said...

I think I saw your friend this morning in the grocery. He looked like he was waiting for someone. It turned out to be you. But I may be mistaken. As they say, "you've seen one, you've seen them all." =)

Prometheus said...

Vaanderfool, ze vall. Count Prometheus like. Can Count Prometheus ask Leeza to make a vall for heem too? Hees drawing would be too morbid. Oh please, Leeza, Count Prometheus will make an offering of fresh O Rh -ive for Leeza's Bloody Mary.

Lizza said...

Gale: Thank you very much! Your comments always mean much.

Frank: Thank YOU! Doing it was great fun. I'm looking forward to seeing more walls on your site. Oh, I'll have to try the pearl onions with the new friend sometime. :-)

Julie: Yep, it's kinda cute. :-)

HB: He isn't in any of the groceries near where I live. He's not bad, but I prefer Saint Michael, haha.

Prometheus: The whole point is to make one by yourself and to have fun with it, mon ami. It should reflect your blog and your personality. So go do your wall! :-D

Thebodytalk said...

I happen to find your blog while surfing. This is a great post.

BTW, the title of your blog is really SEXY!



The BodyTalk

INAMINI said...

Hi Lizza- aren't ISP's fun? I always like the "unknown zone" message- WTH does THAT mean? Your new friend is very cuddly. If I have trouble getting to sleep, can he come over? ;)

NanNan said...

Blogging under the influence--- got a good laugh out of that one--think i'll pass on anything creative or artistic, haven't got one of those bones in this old bod----

Lizza said...

thebodytalk: Welcome to my blog and thanks! Good luck on your site; you're doing good there.

inamini: They're so fun, I'd like to strangle them. Sure, you can meet my new friend. But you have to make me your special eggnog in return. :-)

nannan: Hmmmm...I'll have to think of something that will force you to showcase your creativity. Because I think you are. :-)

Anonymous said...

Lizza,
I feel for you. My ISP went down yesterday just as I was getting ready to post my blog. I went crazy and ended up just running around the house screaming. Fortunately I ran into a wall and passed out. When I awoke, my ISP was back up. The graffiti wall looks pretty cool, but I think I'll steer clear of walls for a while ;-)

terra shield said...

much sympathies on your isp being down...

Like your wall though... i did mine sometime back, but haven't been able to post it yet, cos it's in another PC...

spoon said...

I guess blogging is a bit like spraying graffiti on a wall!

Anonymous said...

Hi Lizza, a blogsurfing night brought me here. Very nice. I am saving and visiting again.

Oh, I am not a big rap person either. However, after a bout of depressing tunes...there isn't anything better than turning up a rap song filled with filthy lyrics to get your body moving and lift your spirits! (Then I'm completely over it after about 2 songs!)

I'll be back!

H said...

And on mine, if you see a malformed fish next to what should be my name then yes, that is an H. or perhaps it's one of those that escaped in the Faa East...