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 access...netflix, 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 modem...off 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 it...works 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