1. cable guy came. he put a "booster" on the cable outlet. now everythig is supposed to be dandy. i'm relatively pleased by that and the net has not yet gone bad, so maybe all is well. i am saddened that such an option was never tried in the past with complaints to time warner, but all is well that ends that way i guess.
2. i'm sun burned so bad i really can't handle being awake but i can't handle laying down. it's pretty awesome. my back and shoulders look like RGB 204 53 62. not so much painful as it is annoying and HOT. totally worth it - i got to see vanessa in a bikini all day today. <3 <3 <3