Living without internet for three days has been a revelatory experience, in that I've learned a lot about my entertainment consumption habits and existing in a space not defined by its proximity to my keyboard. For example, I am powerless against the narcotic lure of a television while laying down on a couch. When I'd normally be awake until 2am on a computer, that TV makes me pass out by 10:30. I just physically can't resist.
Also, to whoever sees this in Buzz or something, I'm not answering e-mails because I can't check e-mails. Cablevision has no timetable for restoring service to my area.