If this were a wireless connection, I'd just log into the router and block the IP addresses I don't recognize, but there's a hole in our wall with a cable running through it. In the interest of being civil, I think we're going to have to have a "family meeting." I can't imagine that the neighbors are maliciously stealing our connection, and they're far too smart (well, except for one of 'em) to think we wouldn't eventually notice a new cable snaking through the laundry room. The cable bill is in my name, and I'd like to be able to use the service I'm paying for. And of course, if it weren't affecting connectivity, I might be bullied into shirking my contract and splitting the bill with the neighbors (note to any Charter employees reading this -- I'm kidding! What a funny guy I am!). Unfortunately, because Ribs and I are connected to the wireless router, we've spent most of the weekend unable to use Teh Intarwebs, while whomever's connected by a physical cable is using it for free. Goodness, I'm beginning to think like a right-winger. Goodness, I'm beginning to swear like one, too.
Anyway, highlights of the weekend involved dinner with crabmoon and a former coworker at Hawks, going to the post office (exciting!), accidentally seeing A Very Bitchy Christmas twice (kind of a long story), and spurning a whole bunch of social invitations. I'm serious when I tell you people that I plan my social calendar two weeks in advance. If you call me to see what I'm doing tomorrow night, chances are I'm not going to be around.
Anyway, I'm gonna go back to enjoying the Internet while I can still connect to it. Excuse me.