Archive for September, 2007

Hot and/or Bothered

September 7, 2007

Today was, as they say, a wicked scorcher. 90s and humid, so I had very little motivation and hardly left the house. Overall, we’ve had pleasant weather this summer, so I can’t really complain. (But sometimes I still do.) Soon enough I’ll be complaining about the winter weather. New England people are very in tune with the seasons.

I got bored enough last Saturday morning to head down to Best Buy and pick up a TiVo HD. I was expecting more people there, but this area keeps surprising me. Even when people here complain about someplace being crowded, it doesn’t seem crowded to me at all. California crowded and New Hampshire crowded are clearly very different things. Maybe I should visit Hong Kong or something to readjust my perceptions.

Anyway, I can bear watching TV again now that I have a TiVo. I’ve been several years without television, but it just doesn’t make sense getting cable internet (which I need) without cable television as well due to bundled pricing. What I found is that I require time shifting and commercial skipping for TV to be bearable for me. I am now fully prepared for the new fall lineup.

I was motivated (bored) enough tonight to thoroughly explore my basement. Day to day, it’s easy enough for me to forget that I’m living in an old (c. 1850) house. The basement reminds me that this place has some history. It’s really quite frightening.