May 25, 2004

free!

Wee! It’s almost time to go home! About a week ago I called my cable/high-speed internet provider because my formerly high-speed internet access was suddenly no so high-speed. Turns out they went from a three-tier system 384/768/1Mbps to a two-tier system 384/2Mbps – and I, having the middle tier of the first, was relegated to the lowest tier. Loading trailers from Apple.com was taking forever and that simply wasn’t going to do.

So I called up the cable company and they bumped me up to the 2Mbps speed – however it didn’t take right away – unfortunately, it wasn’t until I called them back a few nights ago that they got it working right. It was ZOOMING once it was up and I am quite happy about it, but here’s the best part of that late-night call to the cable company:

Because I am a “customer in good-standing”, they were able to offer me HBO and Cinemax and Starz until December 31, 2004… FREE! I pay nothing more! It’s all very exciting. I spent most of the weekend huddled in bed watching the most horrible of film-fare: Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood, Grease 2, Drumline, Pretty Woman, Just Married… the list goes on and on…


posted by julie at May 25, 2004 06:00 PM


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