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05 December 2011 @ 01:03 pm
Life, Or Something Like It  
I just don't seem to update here that often. Most of the time, this is due to not having much going on to talk about, which isn't a bad thing. Still, let's see if we can't have a bit of a chat, huh?

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What the Hell, weather? It's December, and temperatures here get to the 60's during the day. C'mon, cold, step up!

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A couple of nights ago, I got Jessica's meds for her, and placed them on the coffee table next to her while I grabbed some water. I wasn't watching and she wasn't watching....but Daisy, the (I think) Australian Shepherd that bums around here was watching. Something let alone on the coffee table, potentially tasty? Long story short, she ate J's birth control pill and one of her Ambien. Needless to say, as we all sat around watching a movie, hilarity ensued as Daisy wandered around, stoned out of her tiny mind on Ambien. Man, it was funny. She was constantly tripping over herself and staring at things like she was seeing trails or something. She's fine, by the way.

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In visual news: Miss Kathryn decided to kill 2 birds with one stone. Her daughter Thelma and Rebecca (Thelma's girlfriend) are moving to New Orleans, since Rebecca got a sweet job there. They had wanted to sell their old projection TV and buy a new flatscreen anyway, so Miss K bought it for $350, not only to help their moving costs but as a present for J and I. 32" projection, not too shabby...except that it turns out that Hitachi TVs of this type have a known issue with the light engine failing, and this was happening here, too. The whole screen was green. Turns out that this was a bit of a spendy fix. With Black Friday approaching, she poked about online and found a 46" RCA flatscreen for only $500. Needless to say, we're digging on the new TV. ;)

Connected to that, we moved the front room's TV to our room, since J';s TV was old and getting a bit dim. Better viewing in bed, huzzah.

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In other visual news: with the nifty big fuck-off TV, we returned to the question of getting ourselves the XBox. After some research, etc., though, we've decided to go a different way for now. We've been looking at "streaming players", and I think we've settled on the Roku2 XS. First off, I can get it for $100, and it requires no extra to stream Netflix to it, as opposed to the XBox, where I'd have to maintain an XBox Live Gold account. Secondly, I can get a bunch of other content on it for free, and a bunch more for very low amounts. Plus, it's easier to move from room to room, if we want it in the back one day or out front the next. Later on, we will probably still get the XBox for casual gaming (and I want the Kinect for some of the exercise stuff), but I still prefer PC gaming.

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In other other visual news: J decided that part of her headaches in the office was her monitor and her sitting too close to it. A bit of talking later, and we switched monitors. She likes mine better as it's not so blinding or large, and has the anti-glare coating. I like hers as it's larger (I'm doing 1920x1200 on a 24") and brighter and HD. Combine that with us switching speaker set-ups (her 6-channel was bugging her because it rattled her desk and printer, so she took my 2-channel and I took her set-up), and my machine has new life, to say the least.

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I think that's about it. Jessica has some kind of sinus infection, so her headaches and pressure are a major pain in the, well, head. We're doing steam inhalation and hot compresses/heating pad in addition to the anti-biotic, so here's hoping that helps, as she's back to work this week.

And the days drone on....
 
 
Current Music: Dobie Gray - Drift Away
 
 
 
Teri Smithkitchenqueen on December 5th, 2011 06:20 pm (UTC)
Seriously, weather - what the heck? We've had maybe a 1/4" of snow. It's FREAKING ILLINOIS, for crying out loud. The first winter I was here, I shoveled about 10 feet of snow by now.
Mari Adkinsmariadkins on December 5th, 2011 10:04 pm (UTC)
they keep screaming snow for central kentucky but except for those few flakes two fridays ago, that's all we've gotten.
Steve Hutchisonfoomf on December 5th, 2011 07:39 pm (UTC)
Look into NeilMed saline nasal rinse systems.

Basically a squeeze-bottle version of a neti pot.
Staxstaxxy on December 5th, 2011 10:54 pm (UTC)
winter will come. have no fear.
sassy_54sassy_54 on December 7th, 2011 03:35 pm (UTC)
We love our Roku player!
God of Thunder and Rock'n'Roll: Spectrearchmage on December 7th, 2011 03:36 pm (UTC)
Which one do you have, and how long have you had it?
sassy_54sassy_54 on December 7th, 2011 03:44 pm (UTC)
We have the first edition of it. I think it cost $149 back then. We've had it for over a year. The new one is probably nicer since bugs have probably been worked out. There are little things that get glitch sometimes, but for the most part it works great. We subscribed to HuluPlus through it to watch some newer TV shows, but we may drop that since it has commercials. There are quite a few other free channels, though. We mostly just use Netflix, although I will throw on the Pandora channel while I'm cleaning or couponing :)
God of Thunder and Rock'n'Rollarchmage on December 7th, 2011 03:48 pm (UTC)
See, i was pretty well sold on it, but hearing a good review from someone with one helps even more.

Teah, we're gonna go with the 2XS, as it'll do the HD thing (and with our new TV, that's worth it) plus the fact that it does both the WiFi and hardwired, and the WiFi signal back in the bedroom is not the best.
sassy_54sassy_54 on December 7th, 2011 04:07 pm (UTC)
Awesome :) I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!