Monday, February 13, 2012

Crossed Eyes & Tensed Thighs...

Yeah, don't I wish my crossed eyes and tense thighs were from a weekend of exceptionally hot sex...

But no, no no no, the source of my two day craze is what I like to refer to as electronics gone wild!  It all started with an innocently purchased Valentine's Day gift for my hubby.  I was so excited to find, at a really good price, the Band of Brothers DVD he'd been wanting for a while, that I neglected to realize I'd picked up the Blue Ray rather than just the DVD.

**Point of fact, so I don't look like a complete dork, I was purchasing this in a pawn shop and there was no packaging to scream out "stop, I'm a Blue Ray!"**

So, when I slipped the alleged DVD into the TV to check to make sure if worked, I got...nothing.  Yes, the label looked different, but really, I don't study DVD's...I just put them in and wait for them to run. 

**Have you guessed by now that the Hubster is the electronic guru of my life?**

Flummoxed, I decided to give the gift a couple of days early so I could get some help figuring it out.  H was thrilled to get the gift, I was so proud of myself, until he says..."Ah, S, did you know this is Blue Ray?"

**Shoot (not what I said, but it sounds better.) Bedazzled by a good deal.**

Now, not wanting to give a crappy, can't even be used V-day gift, I suggested the obvious..."Let's get a Blue Ray player."  We needed a new DVD player anyway and shock and amazement, Blue Ray's can play both DVD's and Blue Ray's.  Win/win!  Plus, they have a bunch of awesome things you can, YouTube, etc...

So out we went and home we came with the new machine.  This is where the electronics went really wild!  Connection hell!  Blue Ray Player needs an Internet connection, computers need an Internet connection, we only have one to get a router, which works for the Blue Ray and one computer, but not the other.  (Eyes crossed)  Wireless stick thingy...yes, this is what I call on one computer, but not the one we need it to work on.  (Thighs tense)

In the end, I now have one computer that has Internet access rather than the two I started with, but a damn spanky Blue Ray player that works!  Is it a fair trade-off?  Not even close...but after a weekend of mind-numbing confusion, H and I came to the realization that we need to be better educated on computer connectivity, or as I was tempted to do along the way...throw all the electronics off the balcony.  I'd miss them though...

A Day in the Life of Serena

Song of the Day:  Who are the people in my neighborhood?  By the Sesame Street cast.  LOL, where do the songs come from, you ask?  This one came from a Kindle game I was playing titled The People in your Neighborhood.  Naturally, being a child of The S. Street, I started singing.  ;D

Currently Reading:  Bewitched by Lori Foster
Currently Writing:  A Talbot's Peak short story (Hawke & Ally)  Editing:  The Submission 

Interesting Fact I learned:  Thanks to 60 Minutes last night, I learned that the gold given to a daughter on her wedding day in India has multiple meanings.  Most interesting, IMHO, was that it gives the daughter a standing in her new family, safety & security in case she needs it and all gold she brings to the marriage is controlled only by her.  Pretty cool, huh. 


  1. O lord, that sounds like something I'd end up doing, and get all the cords crossed along the way because really I have to enter a different zone in my brain to even get anything hooked up correctly. ~sigh~

    Interesting about the gold. I suppose originally that was the purpose of a dowry. Instead of the husband getting it, it was supposed to be there for the woman to use, just in case.

    1. Yep, Savanna, it was C.R.A.Z.Y irritating! Usually, I'm only partially inept with the electronics in my life, but over the weekend I was totally and fully beyond my skill set. LOL

      On the upside, yesterday (after a night of rest) I went back to the computer without internet and did my last resort...I installed the network adapter disk for a second time and it loaded differently! I got it to work, but for the life of me if I had to explain how it's working, I couldn't. ~wide eyed amazement & giggles~

      I, too, thought it was interesting about the gold. Indeed it was originally a dowry, but that is now illegal so I guess it is now an unspoken dowry...