Friday, June 10, 2011

Goodbye Rogers and Good Riddance!

So I've decided to take the plunge and get rid of my abysmal Roger's internet connection and invest in a company that doesn't have a ludicrously low internet cap and is actively fighting for my internet rights (go team!).

Since I'm in the Ottawa area, I went with Teksavvy, because they're the one my friend mentioned and because I don't like the junkmail Primus sends me (ok, honestly, the Primus mail arrived the DAY after I called Teksavvy. I don't really have a good reason for my choice).

So I went to the website, found a fastastic deal with a 300Gig cap which costs less than  my horribly upsetting 15G current plan (which I have been going wildly over for the past three months. Dear, I am glad you are awesome now, but you made my plan sad, even with your readjusted data download plans) and happily filled out the form for my new set-up.

Now, you'd think that this would be good enough, but of course not, things are NEVER that simple. Turns out you need to make sure that you have already put in your one month notice with your original cable company so that Teksavvy can just transfer your connection on the day of deactivation instead of having to activate you anew and you have to buy a modem and plug it in and just sort of hope like crazy that the reason your current internet doesn't work with the new modem is because Roger's is kind of evil.

I guess I'll find out if it works soon enough.

Monday Update: TOTALLY WORKS! All I had to do was unplug everything and then plug them back in after activation and I have beautiful beautiful not Roger's internet. Huzzah!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The songs in my head

My friend asked for my Top Five songs of the moment, (yes, technically she asked for this a month ago, but Twitter is hard sometimes!) so here they are, in no particular order and subject to change.

Fleet Foxes - White Winter Hymnal 
I love the Fleet Foxes for their lush dreamy playing, which is so terribly delicate and yet feels so full. Makes me want to stare out the window on a snowy day. 

Mother Mother - My Baby Don't Dance
I am hopelessly in love with the new Mother Mother album Eureka, and am PLEASED AS PUNCH that they are coming to Bluesfest. A little retro, lovely and upbeat, and I always feel like it is a strange mix between urbanity and the hayloft. This single is currently my favourite, and is also the one that is getting a lot of play on CBC Radio 3. (there is no nice video attached to this one)

The Faint - Glass Danse
Angry, with a driving beat that I find myself trying vainly to hum at the dinner table. I've always loved The Faint, and I hope I always will.

St. Vincent - Now, Now
St. Vincent's album "Marry Me" has had my favourite tunes to turn on in the morning while I'm still soft around the edges for years now. Mellow and sharp, with that sweetness of voice that I constantly gravitate towards.

Dan Mangan - Robots
Dan Mangan is totally and utterly adorable (he's from B.C.) and this song is totally and utterly adorable and robots do need love too!

In other news, I am also listening to Man Man and contemplating a purchase of The Real Tuesdays, but I haven't spent enough time with either of them to really know yet.