Someone has been siphoning off our wireless internet, which affects me and this blog in a couple ways. First, any internet access at home must be done downstairs with the internet cable directly connected to my laptop until we can password protect the wireless. Second, this extra person used a ton of our megabyte limit (if I understand this correctly) downloading videos or something. So we’re three quarters through the limit on our internet package – and only one half of the way through the billing cycle. Thus, I must cut my internet usage way down, especially on the megabyte-consuming actions. No videos. No anime. Goodbye, Hulu, I shall miss you! Why, oh library, do you not stock up on anime? Thank You, oh Lord, for the manga at my school library.
I can’t access Blogger at school, so I must either make a couple posts at home or travel to the library. I have no clue how many megabytes any of my normal internet actions take. It’s like being given a credit card and not knowing how much anything costs. Or even understanding the currency. Moreover, I kind of waited way too long to replace the battery on my laptop, so if I unplug it for a split second, it dies. Which means I pick a spot to work and stay there. That spot moved from my room the downstairs office, where the internet is. We’re working on ordering a new battery. Goodbye, Christmas money! Goodbye, potential new book or anime series!
Despite the dramatics, I truly don’t mean to complain. If I woke up on time everyday and made my lunch, I would not have spent money at Subway. Two or three Subway meals cost the same as one book – and last a much shorter time. And, as much as I hate to admit it, it’s good to limit my internet access. I still waste a ton of time on Photoshop or doing I-don’t-even-know-what. But I’m reading more and not just manga. I finished But Don’t all Religions Lead to God? by Michael Green and started re-reading The Fellowship of the Ring. It’s time to cut into my want-to-read normal book list, like I cut into my want-to-watch list on Anime-Planet. And it’s a long list of both fiction and non-fiction. Books include Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis, the rest of Lord of the Rings and its companion, The Simillarion, and finishing The Case for a Creator by Lee Strobel. I also want to finish Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville.
Alright. Enough with the babbling. I have homework to do and applications to finish. Not to mention the next Anime 101 post to put up (with limited pictures, since I don’t know how many of those megabyte things pictures take up).
*I wrote this post many hours ago and now, late at night, am finally putting it up. My application took far longer than I thought, so Anime 101 will probably wait until tomorrow.
Also, I have symptoms strangly similar to those anime withdrawals I hear about. I could just be tired, though. Regardless, I'm definitely checking out some manga tomorrow. I love Fellowship of the Ring, but it's not an light book. My mind sometimes travels at a hundred miles an hour in several directions at the same time, and the only way (besides sleep) that I can make it stop is engage it in an easy book or an anime or manga. I can't even sleep until I slow my brain down.