Without the web, I am nothing

Argh, I'm having all kinds of strange network problems today and it's making me realize (once again) how addicted I am to the web. I can't get to some websites and I can't get on ICQ. I had to send an email to someone to make plans for tonight and it seemed so old-fashioned. I need the instant gratification of ICQ. Hmmm…I guess I could use the phone, but that seems intrusive. But is it anymore instrusive than ICQ?