As you may have heard, the DC Metro area (where I live) was hit late Friday night by a surprise derecho storm. Derecho is a Spanish word that means “storm that renders utility companies unable to get their work done in a timely fashion”. As a result, a couple or three hundred thousand people are without power several days later and more, including me, have no internet service.
All in all, I’m thankful. Violent summer thunderstorms are a mainstay of the area where I live (even before everyone and their brother knew there was a cool-sounding name for them) and we’re used to a certain amount of incompetence from the utility companies that suck down our money in ever-increasing monthly bills yet claim poverty when we ask them to keep their utilities running week even when the weather is bad.
Bitter? Me? Nahhhh!
The problem here, at least as far as you are concerned, is that there will be no episode of The Delivery tonight. No internet means no connection with SMP Mike and no Livestream feed. I could go somewhere and leech off a public WiFi or just record the show myself and send it to SMP Mike some other way, but that’s not how I roll. We do the show live in front of a live internet audience. That’s The Delivery!
Verizon, my internet provider, has told their off-shore tech support call center mooks that things should be fixed tomorrow or maybe Thursday. So, SuperMegaProducer Mike and I will do the show on Friday night at 8:30 PM. I figure that gives you a few extra days to clear you schedule so you can take part in the live merriment.
So, to sum up: derechos bad unless served with tequila, utility companies bad, The Delivery on Friday night at 8:30 PM. Tell your friends!
Category: The Delivery