First things first, I’d like to welcome Uncle Frank and Aunt Janet to the wonderful world of the internet and say congrats on their first ever computer. It’s been a busy few weeks for me–I’m training for a new job and still working at Once and Again plus thesis plus the research paper for the online class I’m taking is due next week–so my free time went from slim to none relatively quickly and I haven’t managed to wiggle blog back in until today.
And logically…in the middle of me drafting this post…my Aunt and Uncle got a computer, so I had to do a little revising…just a little though.
The Hashbrown Metaphor
The hashbrowns in this story are not real hashbrowns (thus, “metaphor”) although there is some really bad wine.
A few months ago, my aunt and uncle (or my great aunt and great uncle for those of you who like your technicalities. My Uncle Frank is my Grandpa’s brother. As I seem to have more of these ‘greats’ than your average bear, I’m going to continue saving myself a syllable as I’ve been doing my entire life) realized that their cable bill was too high and called Comcast to see if they could lower it. Comcast said, well, if you bundle it with internet the bill will be lower by a good bit. So they got internet, and this is where the hashbrown metaphor comes in. Continue reading