Can I strangle the folks at bezeq? Starting on Wednesday my net connection has been worse than awful --the connection wasn't just dropping it was requiring to me unplug the modem and restart the computer about every hour or so and then getting even more frequent by Friday. This morning it was dead dead dead. No matter how many times I tried the magic "turn everything off" trick it just blinked at me. The little green dsl light did, that is. So I called and spent about an hour on the phone doing everything I've been doing, plugging in the phone, changing out the cords, and screaming silently. Then they did a line test --something is wrong with it. Well, I kinda told him that to begin with. For one thing, my connection is and has been from the beginning excrutiatingly slow, even for our home-grown Israeli sites. Like slower than the old dial-up connections. No one can come to fix it until tomorrow afternoon though. I feel so cut off. I'm at the coffee bean, natch, to try to do a bit of email because I have piles of it I need to answer. Saturdays are usually my catch-up day with all the emails that weren't screaming "critical response needed now" at me.
Saturday, November 19, 2005
- Name: Yael K
- Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
I am not typical. I am not your typical Aliyah candidate: I'm very secular, did not grow up in a zionist household, and have no family living in Israel. I'm not what people typically think of when they hear "Jewish": I have blond hair, blue eyes, and fair skin. I am not your typical American: I speak 2 1/2 languages, used to vote democratic (and I'm originally from the South!), and the last thing I want is a house in the suburbs.
So what am I? In many ways, I'm a little bundle of contradictions. Stubborn yet not overly-opinionated (at least on most issues). Shy and reserved when I first meet someone but outgoing and bubbly once you get to know me. Practical but also fun-loving and spontaneous (in a practical kind of way, lol).
I believe that I am a kind and caring person (hey, don't we all?). I am passionate about life and fiercely protective of those I love. And I'm crazy about my
3 5 6 cats. And the 40 or so I care for on the street.
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