Also live in SW Virginia, although I'm fortunate to have 3 wired choices (Cable/DSL/Fiber) and 3G available.
I might have appeared a little more productive.
For me, it's not the need to feel "in contact" 24/7 as much as it is to enable people to call my number where ever my work has happened to assign me for the moment.
Currently I am in the DC area. But likely as not I will be either down south or in the mid-west for the next week or two.
When I need to connect to the net from my computer and I do not have normal access, I simply turn my phone into a hot spot and connect. Should the fiber to the house go out, I can hook my phone up to my router and all devices on the network now have access to the outside world.
Even if I didn't need a cell phone for work purposes, I'd still have one over a land line as it gives me far more flexibility.
My neighbor in Fairfax was the only non-academic I've known who earned his living doing theoretical math -- for a certain 3 letter agency and later in the private sector.
and there were a bunch of cute girls working there.
...and the money would have come around full circle.
until it isn't.
I wish I had mod points right now! Too funny!
I guess since the last game console I bought was a Magnavox Odyssey, this really doesn't affect me directly.
And I'm unique at 12,107!
To stay with the initial feline theme, substitute 'pussy' for 'jack-ass'.
Talk about planning... the government banned that in homes years ago...
Order your party supplies now.
Apparently there's *much* more stuff to know before guestimating.
I was thinking it was a take off from Arlo Guthrie's Alice's Restaurant:
"...And friends, somewhere in Washington enshrined in some little folder, is a study in black and white of my fingerprints and the only reason I'm singing you this song now is cause you may know somebody in a similar situation, or you may be in a similar situation, and if your in a situation like that there's only one thing you can do and that's walk into the shrink wherever you are, just walk in say: Shrink, You can get anything you want, at Alice's restaurant. And walk out.
You know, if one person, just one person does it they may think he's really sick and
they won't take him.
And if two people, two people do it, in harmony, they may think they're both faggots and they won't take either of them.
And three people do it, three, can you imagine, three people walking in singin a bar of Alice's Restaurant and walking out. They may think it's an
And can you, can you imagine fifty people a day, I said fifty people a day walking in singing a bar of Alice's Restaurant and walking out. And friends they may thinks it's a movement."
or young men who are afraid that their dreams for a virgin will be confused with somebody else's dreams of 71 virgins.