Monday, November 23, 2009

Well... crap...

My room has been a total and complete disaster for years now. In fact it was so bad it was sort of embarrassing, with all the furniture, and other crap smashed in there (we will not speak of the prehistoric dust-mammoths). There was a walkway to the bed and to the bathroom, and everything else was covered in books. The books are still stacked up there, but I got a lot of it moved to shelves, and furniture moved out into the loft area outside my room. Now I have a lot of room, in my room. I've got everything squared away into their respective places. The bed against an actual wall, instead of a window, my dresser moved to the opposite short wall, and my TV, VHS player (Yes, I still have a VHS player), and Game Cube tucked into a corner on a desk. Only the DVD player was missing. I've got a monster DVD player that came complete with speaker system and everything, but it was just too damned big for my room. Thus its new living arrangements in the loft.

Today after I got out of class (in which I turned in a paper that should have come with an apology for its lack of coherence) I drove to an electronics store where I got a little Sony DVD player for $45. Not a bad price, and Sony products tend to last a long time. When I got home I went upstairs and started setting everything up again. Putting all the cables back into various sockets and plugs. When I was finished I asked Dad to take a look at the mess of cables to make sure I hadn't put any cords into the wrong receptacles, thereby causing smoke, fire and mayhem when I threw the power switch. We threw the switch anyway, began turning things on, and... my old trusty 35+ year old RCA TV wouldn't turn on. Dad tried to get it to work several times, but its little circuit checker clicked on and then shut the TV down within seconds every time. Dad says it might be the fly-back transformer (the thing that creates the picture on older TVs; it zips back and forth across the screen leaving colored lines in it wake, 120 times a second) in which case he can't fix it. If its just a circuit problem, then its a much simpler matter. *sighs* I don't WANT to save more money to get a freaking flat-screen. I like my old clunker. This is not like the car situation, when it would stop dead in front of speeding UPS trucks and refuse to start. This is my little buddy which I've had for years.

Well... Crap. I guess I'll cross my fingers and hope its just a circuit. Dad has another TV sitting around that I can use (if its working) until he can look at mine. The DVD player was all for not. I guess I have to wait longer to watch Astro Boy, the Complete Collection. Until then, it shall sit by the DVD player until we figure out what's going on with the TV.

And eventually yes, I will change the decorations on my blog. ... but I really LIKE Halloween...

I guess wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving wouldn't hurt. Happy Thanksgiving everyone who actually looks at this blog.

... ha ha haa...

3 comments:

Callie said...

We all know that there are a lot of people who read your blog, but they are shy and never leave comments. But we know they are out there. So, I'm very glad to know about the TV situation and its possible resolution. Hope so. And, yes, your room looks very nice now.


But, how come there was nary a word in your post about the p. u. p. p. y.
?

Kristine said...

Well, the p.u.p.p.y. isn't in there because I posted that BEFORE the p.u.p.p.y incident.

As for anyone other than you reading this... sure, they read it.... And decide its the better choice not to say anything. Which is fine.

I'm cranky after all.

Kristine said...

testing...
I want to see if the image pops up...