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Random Sunday in 3-D

12 Aug

Back in the saddle for the first time since I returned from Paris. It was good to be cycling again. I am not sure why I haven’t found the time to ride my bike lately–rain, laziness, um…that’s pretty much it.

I have a lot more pictures of Paris I want to post here, but they need some organization. Lingering over pictures from your vacation is a great way to hang on to the moments. So, I’ll be doing more photoblogs soon for those who like that sort of thing.

Meanwhile, I am just trolling for random thoughts…

When I was riding I saw a couple of Romney signs in people’s yards. I don’t want to make this a blog about the election, but I just want to say, I don’t like Romney’s slogan.

I see these signs that read: “Romney Believe in America.” All I can think is, “Do he? Do he, believe in America?” I know it isn’t really an example of poor sentence structure, but that’s the first thing I see.

Then when I get past that, I have to ask, what do they mean by that anyway?

What are they implying? If you Believe in America vote for Romney? If you vote for someone other than Romney that means you don’t Believe in America?

I don’t much care for that attitude. If you are inclined to not agree with Mr. Romney’s position on things, that does not make you a non-believer of America. That makes you a non- believer of Mr. Romney. Not trying to pick a fight here….just sayin’…

While I am being random here–does anyone else mess around with that website called Pinterest? Oh my goodness that thing is addictive. You create these boards and pin bits and pieces of stuff you find on the internet. It is like a collage kit on your computer!

It’s a lot of fun for those times you don’t feel sociable enough for Facebook and your attention span isn’t up for Netflix streaming. I am told there are other uses for the Internet (porn springs to mine) but those are pretty much the full extent of my web browsing, with a few other exceptions.

The significant other and I went TV shopping yesterday. It was storming outside the whole time. That seemed appropriate.

I hate shopping for major appliances. We had to go to WalMart, Target, Sears and, finally, Best Buy before we could make a decision.

My significant other was somehow convinced we shouldn’t pay more than $500 for a TV, since that is what we paid for the Magnavox that we are replacing. That TV has lasted us at least 9 years, I am guessing.

Ray seemed mildly perplexed that the price of televisions has gone up. “What? Why last decade I paid half that for a TV!”

I was pushing for a Smart TV, so we can watch things on the web like Netflix streaming or whatever (porn springs to mind.)  So, we got a 42 inch flat screen TV that is also a Smart TV. Right now it is smarter than us, because we haven’t figured out how to connect it to our wifi network yet, but I am sure we’ll get that taken care of soon enough.

Also, it has 3-D mode. It came with nine pairs of 3D glasses. These people must think we entertain or something. I really have no idea when/how we’ll be using the 3-D, but we’ll figure that out eventually too.

We watched a DVD last night and my dog almost freaked out when someone in the movie landed a prop plane. I was worried for a moment she was going to lunge at the TV and chase that airplane. Apparently dogs can see HD too.

The difference between our old TV and our new TV is vast.

The old TV weighs about 200 pounds–it is anything but flat screen. It used to terrify me anytime we had to move that thing because, you know, TV’s don’t tend to work well if you drop them. Once we got it settled, we never moved it again.

Last night we had to move it out to the curb to make room for our new TV. It took 2 men an hour and a half to figure out how to relocate that big fat TV from inside of the house to the curb. It involved a yard cart, a lot of grunting and groaning and navigating some seriously sharp corners in our house.

Once that was done, I went out to the van, lifted the box bearing the new TV and took it right into the house all by my doughy middle-aged self.

“Oh, yeah–all that working out is really paying off! I can bench a 40lb. TV!”

Televisions have really slimmed down in almost a decade, which is fortunate, because I don’t think we could have handled two big ass televisions in one evening.

I am glad to have the new TV, but frankly I am more glad that the shopping is behind us. I think I am going to add “Buy a new TV” to my Bucket List, so I can check it off.

I find the idea of a Bucket List a little depressing. One more way to let myself down. You look at that list and think, wow—I am going to die one day and I won’t have accomplished half of these things. So, I found a way around that. I add things to my Bucket List after I have completed them. “Oh, yeah–go to Paris! Let’s put that on the Bucket List!”

Oh good–I did that already: check!

That way, as I lie on my deathbed, I can breath a sigh of relief, knowing that I am dying a fulfilled person.

Write random blog on Sunday. Oh, I always wanted to do that! Add that to the list and…

Check!

Happy Sunday

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