I found my slipper, spank my butt can call me Cinderella!
I know I hadn’t mentioend I’d lost it here, but it was a point of much consternation here at the Miester von Mannhausen.
And there was much rejoicing — until I realized the wash (where it had snuck in) had ruined it and it didn’t fit now like the other and put holes in the sole and so I have to buy a new pair anyway. I loved that pair, they were like fuzzy easy bake ovens for my feet. Winter is a coming.
I need a job, if anyone local knows of a place worthy of my unique talents and abilities, let me know.
I’ve had to put Sophie the giant retard calico in a cone collar this last week. She got a big case of OCD about grooming her nether regions and gave herself a brazilian with a bad case of razor rash. Of course the first few days of watching her hit corners with it then just stop dead and stare at the wall for three hours were hilairous.
Our Directv tivo I thought was dying is being kept in the land of the living after finding out that they Directv won’t send you a replacement that is a tivo because the agreement ran out, though updates and support will continue for god knows how much longer. They now send the generic DTV DVR, and i’m sorry there is a HUGE difference. Tivo is like a family member. The guy at DTV thought I was nuts and actually was surprisewd when I said I was upset at getting a generic DVR, but if you have one yo know what I’m saying (right Shannon?) It thinks about you, it knows what you like and records it for you and tries to make you happy, It’s like the perfect spouse.
Anyway I managed to track that the horrid noise ours is making is the fan (since this house is a fur, and dust trap thanks to the steel plant) I bought a replacement on ebay for $4 (inc shipping) which should be here soon. I think thats the only thing wrong with it so I’ll be sneding back the new DTV DVR unopened to Directv and will be asking for the last two years of monthly payments for replacement as a bill credit. We can buy a working replacement of the model we have on ebay for like $20 or so, so we have a back up there as well. Just keep swapping hard drives and junk I guess. That’s what the other dtv guys on the Tivo communtiy forums do. I guess alot of people have been returning the new nontivo units, and complaining, so who knows maybe it will come back.
Top this all off with the fact that someone on freecycle today gave me a nearly new, and I mean that, 80-hour series 2 Tivo in box and all for free. They said they got it for xmas in 2005 and used it for six months and boxed it back up when they didn’t use it much. How sweet is that? So if the one we have drops out for real we’ll go to pure Tivo with even more whistles and bells with the directv alone. We’ll have to sub to Tivo seperatly ($12 mo), but once you drop the replacement plan monthly fee ($6) and the DTV DVR monthly fee ($6) it pays for itself. But in the mean time It’ll live on a shelf in the back room.
I scare myself with my ability to make incredibly cute crafty things as of late. ew.
I haven’t mentioned it here, mainly because I forgot, but I’ve been asked to present said cute things in a book by Lark Books to be called “Creative Pincushions” that they are prepping to come out in 2007. I’m pretty excited. Cool part of this is they discovered the Flickr Pincushions group and went “WOW, we need to do a book on these!” and asked several of us specifially to submit participate. I will have several projects in there it looks like. (Cha ching!) See? Flickr pays.