Month: November 2007
Well, I’m quite ready for this week to end. It was one of those mornings where it would’ve been awesome to just keep laying there, vegging out. Boooooo!!! I’ll get over it 🙂
So, my DVR has been profoundly awesome, thus far 🙂 The only things I’m really pulling right now are Heroes, How I Met Your Mother, The Twilight Zone, MythBusters, Dirty Jobs and Robot Chicken. Atlantis is set, too, which comes back on Friday. It’s just so cool, watching TV at your convenience. You never have to worry about missing a thing anymore, unless the networks purposely run a show over schedule. Booooo!! Anyhoo, some say that DVRs hurt ratings…others say they don’t. I would tend to think that cable and satellite companies have the ability to monitor your watching habits, perhaps the networks have access to this. I really don’t know *shrugs* Hopefully, this won’t kill off shows I like–although I think the writer’s strike might do that just fine itself 😛
My bro’s in town again; he’s slowly making his way to Atlanta. He’s leaving Sunday, so it’ll be good to spend a bit of time with him. Tonight, we play more of The Simpsons Game! 🙂
Ahhhh, Black Friday…
Is there a day out there as crazy? 😀 I was very sound asleep at 4am, while tons and tons of people were crawling all over each other just to save a few bucks. I totally agree with the effort of saving a few bucks, but geez! 🙂 I certainly hope no one was killed or maimed anywhere.
Personally, I’ll be just as happy saving a few bucks on Amazon or eBay a lil later 😀
Poor Ruthie was out there, and couldn’t checkout at Goody’s because the lines were so long :\ It sounds like she had a good time, though, and was her usually perky self at 7:15 when I called her this morning 😀 And that’s without coffee! hehe.
The End of Portal
Of all the songs to have stuck in your head…
Hittin’ the Ice
So, today was pretty cool. Of course, most of it was sitting around and waiting, but it culminated into having an HD-DVR (an HR21-700 from DirecTV) and a bunch more HD channels. It turned out that I didn’t need a new dish. I did, indeed, have a 5-LNB dish. The receiver, however, was misconfigured such that it thought I had a 3-LNB dish. I could’ve had SciFi in HD all this time!! Grrrrr!! Ahhh, well…the HD-DVR was worth it. I did my first recording tonight…just to test things out, to see if it would all work prim and proper, I recorded the Supersized Mythbusters this evening on Discovery…in HD!! 😀 Anyhoo, looks like it came out nicely. I’m recording a couple of Twilight Zones late tonight, too.
Anyhoo, after all that junk was over with, I went to join Ruthie and Crystal for some ice skating…it was my 5th time ever on the ice. It didn’t take too terribly long to get used to things again–especially after tightening my skates. The big problem I have is that my feet tend to want to bow outward or inward. I have no stability or balance yet to keep the skates perpendicular to the ice. It did get better, though, when I tightened them. I fell once on my booty…and then came the big boom. I did a belly flop on the ice that took the wind out of me something fierce. I skinned my left elbow pretty bad, but was still relatively unscathed. Still, that was the end of the night for me. I did get a good hour and a half in, though, and it was absolutely smashing 🙂
My website is coming along nicely on my new Linux server. I have my LJ RSS feed printing out to it, and I’ll soon make a new photo gallery live–it’s run on my own server. It’s an Open Source job called Gallery. It’s very awesome, quite customizable. I think I’m just too lazy to rebuild a PHP one from my ASP one. lol. Keith did sort of the same thing on The Ninja…he’s now using WordPress, which is actually looking pretty good…he’s even updating his site without bringing it to it’s knees 🙂
Anyhoo, yes…definitely bed time *ZzzZZzzZZZZ!!!!*