(Photo by Scootie)
My girlfriend went to Venezuela this morning (Caracas? No, it was a totally rational decision). She's travelling around South America for three months, the longest we'll have been apart in about 10 years.
Obviously, a bit emotional, but I had the full resources of the internet to make sure we could communicate constantly. So I sorted out an iGoogle homepage, with RSS feeds to my flickr, my blog, and put an iGoogle chat gadget on there as well. I RSSed her blog, and resolved to repost all her posts to my Facebook page so all our friends could see them (She's still holding out on Facebook).
All set. Then, last night, my internet connection went down. And it's a massive kick in the stones, I can tell you.