As I enter week 3 of self isolation I now see eating as viable form of entertainment as we all drop to the Internet speeds of 1982.
A new router might help those download speeds.
Netflix has put the brakes on their streaming speed. That mean we’re all sitting at home in front of our high tech, flatscreen, smart tvs watching shows that look like they might actually be in the form of a flipbook.
They stop, they start, they herk, they jerk – you finally give up to scroll through Instagram but realize you only have 2 hours before you should go to bed and that definitely isn’t going to be enough time for a photo to load.
So? You eat.
Welcome to the new normal. It’s super fattening.
I have now officially accepted eating as a viable form of entertainment. Cooking too. When this whole situation degenerates to the point that I’m doing laundry on a regular basis you’ll know we’re all doomed.
This week I’m giving you a video recap of basically how my week went.
A brief synopsis; this week I made garlic powder and onion powder – you can learn to grow your own garlic in this post and how to grow onions in this post. I made chocolate chip cookies, went for morning walks, whipped up an absurdly large pot of macaroni and cheese for one person and helped my mother fix her television. I did this over the phone.
Betty’s Samsung Frame tv was suddenly talking to her. It wasn’t closed captioning, it was the voice guide that she accidentally turned on in one of her jabbing at all the buttons fit. This is what she, and many of us do when anything computerized won’t do what we want. Just repeatedly jab at buttons until the device either resolves itself or breaks down entirely in a puff of smoke.
I also talked with people from a reasonable distance. Like my niece who surprised me in a Say Anything kind of way at the side of my house on Friday morning.
Back to that Internet speed problem. If you KNOW that you need a new router here are two options. A TP- Link, which is a very good moderately priced router and the more expensive Nighthawk router from Netgear (which I own).
Have a good remainder of your weekend and if you have any problems with your smart tv, check with Betty. She knows how to fix something like that now.