Monday, January 23, 2006

serendipity

The serendipitous moment came this weekend as I was shuffling things around my house, including the television and all it's counterparts. While attempting to re-plug-in the sattelite receiver to the television in my new bedroom, it fell or something, the details are hazy. It stopped working. What to do? Watch television using an antenna or rabbit ears or some such contraption? Not in this house. After some online research and the suggestion from my husband to "see how much Tivo costs" we came to understand that a DirecTV receiver would cost about $65 while a DirecTV receiver with DVR would be free, less the $4.99 monthly subscription service. Eureka.

After a trip to Circuit City and a lengthy phone call with Jonathan from 1-800-DirecTV, I now feel a little more "with it" in terms of popular culture. I still don't have an iPod, but there is absolutely no justification in the whole world that I will ever ever need one, unfortunately.

Just for the record, I really didn't mean to break the receiver. But I sure am happy with the outcome of it all. If it weren't for the horrible time I just had at the library this morning, I would be downright giddy. Veronica is already scheduled to record on Wednesday evening, and I recorded Gray's Anatomy last night and went to bed early because I was tired. I can also stop worrying about the baby being born on a Wednesday night causing me to miss a new episode of Veronica.

Speaking of the new baby, both Gerald and his mom (noted in the past for their psychic abilities when it comes to predicting the sex of babies) have declared that they believe the new baby will be a boy. Perhaps my own declaration that this will be the second and final baby I bring into the world will turn out to be false, as I would really love to have a girl called Maggie with curly red hair and a fine temperment.

13 comments:

H-SPO said...

i have one reason for you to have an iPod. two actually. podcasts. to this date there exist TWO knitters podcasts.

Mandy said...

but can't you get podcasts on your computer? i haven't investigated much, but i'm aware of the knitting podcast, i just haven't done anything more than be aware.

(i heard someone at the knitting store say, "i listen to all the knitting podcasts.")

Mandy said...

i'm investigating...

Chelsie said...

you do realize that if you have a curly red-haired baby gal in the house - she will most likely have a higher propensity for exhibiting a FIRE temperament, rather than a fine temperament. :-)

but she would be absolutely adorable.

Mandy said...

a fire temperament, huh? a little like me when I was a young gal?

and on the podcast front, i've downloaded iTunes and am currently subscribing to the latest knitting podcasts, of which there are more than two.

Mandy said...

yes, yes they are.

Mandy said...

yes, free.

now about the timestamp? i can't understand whazzup with that.

Chelsie said...

are they free?

Chelsie said...

since this blog is couched on the east coast - perhaps it's the travel time of the message from AK that's screwing up the timestamp.

Christopher said...

Ahh yes, the DVR. The best thing that has came into my life besides my wife, oh and my ipod, which by the way, they are quite annoying I believe. They are nice because no more hassel with the cd's but other then that, I hate it. But that DVR, if you dont already, you'll love it. Now lets talk about this Direct TV thing...no no no, you need to switch to Dish Network. Direct Tv will screw you over. Ok then...have a good day.

tracy said...

first, on the ipod thing. i never ever saw myself as having one until jason got me the nano i-pod for my birthday. i have to say that i loaded a bunch of jazz music onto it and i can now listen to my jazz, read my homework, and still be in the same room with jason. this way, i sort of feel like i am still hanging out with him. think of it this way, you could be sitting around knitting or reading a book, listening to your ipod. my ipod lets me escape into my own little world for a small amount of time. i also like it for my bus rides to and from school.

second, about your little curly redheaded girl named maggie...if it does turn out that you are having a boy, think about this...i have curly hair, jason had fire engine red hair all the way through his 20's (now more of auburn) and he still has a red beard. so there is this possiblity that i could have that curly red headed girl...and then if it turns out that you have your maggie now, our girls would be the cutest ever playing together...i hope all this makes sense :).

tracy said...

ps-GO SEAHAWKS!!!!!!!!!!!

Mandy said...

ps. GO STEELERS!!!!!!!!!!