new cable box


BEGIN RANT

Ok – so I was going to be more positive starting today – and I think I did ok until this afternoon!!

Just to be clear – I used to have Verizon FIOS – but then I moved to a new neighborhood and they weren’t out here yet – so unless I wanted to get satellite (and yes I do like DirectTV – but didn’t want to buy the equipment)  Verizon promises to be out here @ the end of July… PLEASE LET THAT HAPPEN!!

So – our main HD DVR blitzed out – had to reboot the dang thing at least once a day (that is a whole other rant)

The cable guys showed up – can you believe – 2 guys – 2 different trucks just to exchange a box… really?

So as they were walking up – early (do have to give them that) – my electricity went out – well what great timing… so they exchange the 2 boxes – and the electricity comes back on..  so I ask “can you transfer the taped shows from one DVR to the other?”  They  looked at me like I had horns growing out of my head (come on – you can barely see them 😉 )  Then they said “NO, you can’t do that”.  I said, “one hard drive to another – you even have a menu item to copy to vcr”.  I got the blank stare again.  SO I just said “dang – should have copied to disc before you got here” – then I got the eyeroll that meant “Silly girl, you couldn’t do that”

So now – am pissed at myself for not doing that before they came. I had the new Season of Burn Notice on there – just finished watching Season 1 – and Season 2 doesn’t come out until tomorrow – so wasn’t going to watch Season 3 yet! now gonna have to wait for re-runs or watch online.. oh well…  Still…

END RANT.

new site


So here I am – over on a new site – moved the blog over so it looks like I did all my postings at the same time – Fun…

So I have a rant.  I really have lived, tried to live my life in a certain way.  I actually pride myself on the fact that I could still actually call up and talk to anyone that I have gone out with, and that every friend I have made over the years, I still have contact with. Some more sporadically than others – but that is usually the way of the world!  Getting on FaceBook was a great experience for me – connecting with people from as far back as Junior High – Sometimes I wonder – Are they going to remember who I am – Some I don’t try to add b/c I think they might not remember me – but you never know – I need to just get in there and do it!

As for Twitter, I am wholeheartedly addicted…  Found some really funny and good people to follow… Found some celebrities on there and I shoot a tweet to them every so often. 🙂

I’ve gotten into some stimulating conversations and I love that – bantering around ideas, hearing different points of view… Kirstie Alley cracks me up!

It is past time for me to turn my brain back on – I had shut it down because of certain circumstances and now I need it defragged and rebooted!  I am working on it!

driving with bugs and song


So as I drove into work this morning, trying to make it through the hail storm that Florida calls love bugs (those really are hard to get off the windshield), I listened to my son sing in the backseat – I have finally learned to make sure that I play his playlist while he is in the car!
This came about after the first time he started singing The Blackeyed Peas “Gotta Get Get” and 3OH!3’s “Don’t Trust Me”.   Even though he did get those lyrics a little wrong – ‘Shush girl, shut your lips, do the “Helly Kelly” and talk with your hips” (Real lyrics = HELEN KELLER!! for those that don’t know!) – Even as I laughed, I decided maybe it would be better to play “Old MacDonald” – His 3 year old ears pick up way too much! 🙂

Then I drop him off at school, drive to work… Don’t you love it when you are at a stop light jamming to a song, doing a little dance, and you look over to the car next to you and the person in there is doing the same thing? 🙂 Of course, I have looked over sometimes to someone just staring at me like I have a horn growing out of my head – I just smile, wave and keep on jamming!

Speaking of driving, one of my biggest pet peeves comes with traffic… WHY, oh WHY do people on the interstate have to go the same speed in all three lanes? Drives me nuts… you’re stuck behind a couple of cars, can’t get around them and there is nothing but clear highway in front of them…. WTF people – move the hell over – Those are the people that cause road rage!! Just saying….

Also – my hubby will roll his eyes at me for posting this – but he does this thing driving that just really kills me. You know how you have a rear view and side mirrors? Well – someone correct me if I am wrong – but isn’t the point of those mirrors to give you a 360 view of area around your car, so that you can sit in the driver’s seat and not have to be looking around? Well my hubby read somewhere that you should put the side mirrors all the way out… (When I drive in a car after him I get dizzy) – Anyway – so he puts the mirrors all the way out – THEN when he wants to change lanes or whatever, he has to lean over into the window… WTF?? Seriously? Is that logical? another pet peeve – exclusive to the hubby I guess… just saying… 🙂 (Love ya honey!)

Other pet peeves of mine in drivers:
1. Stopping in a lane to GET in the turning lane – seriously folks…
2. Stopping on an on ramp – There is a merge lane for a reason – so you can get up to the speed of the traffic and MERGE –
3. speeding up and slowing down on the interstate… usually means someone is on the phone or texting and not paying attention…
4. tailgating me when it is obvious that I am also stuck behind some idiot going the same speed as the car next to them… if I could go faster, I would, get off my ass!

I am sure there are more – these are the only ones popping in the ole head at the moment though…