Thursday, February 3, 2011


Sometimes in life, you have to be grateful for the little things that you have.  I remember a time, when I was a child and I lived in a house that had a back garden that was very difficult to keep up.  In fact sometimes I just wouldn't do it and got stares from my neighbors.  I envied my next door neighbor who had the best manicured lawn that money could buy.  Their kids were the envy of the neighborhood.  One day, while playing soccer in our garden the ball went over to their yard.  Knowing that they were not at home and that they did not have a dog, I climbed over the high privacy fence to get the ball.  To my astonishment the side of the garden, that not visible from my bedroom window, was filled with all kinds of junk - car parts, old dryers and just pure rubbish.  The grass that I coveted was filled with dandelions and weeds.  In fact up close I wondered where the grass was. I jumped back over to my house and took off my shoes so as not to drag that stuff to our grass.  What a shock!

Guess what folks, the old proverbial saying just came true on February 3rd @ 3am EST.  If you thought about watching a CME video while on the road using 3G, think again my friends, think again.  Some things are just better placed verbatim without additional comment:

Verizon Wireless strives to provide customers the best experience when using our network, a shared resource among tens of millions of customers. To help achieve this, if you use an extraordinary amount of data and fall within the top 5% of Verizon Wireless data users we may reduce your data throughput speeds periodically for the remainder of your then current and immediately following billing cycle to ensure high quality network performance for other users at locations and times of peak demand. Our proactive management of the Verizon Wireless network is designed to ensure that the remaining 95% of data customers aren’t negatively affected by the inordinate data consumption of just a few users.

Green grass?  Something to strive for, but so difficult to attain....