I am totally stoked that Josh Malina is talking over Rob Lowe's spot on West Wing. Nobody delivers Aaron Sorkin's lines like Malina, except perhaps Rob Lowe. Now we just need a season-long cameo by Peter Krause and I'll be seriously giddy. Shoe money tonight!
Can I mention how much my TiVo really loves me? I had missed the last two "encore" performances of this week's The Sopranos and was all set to catch tonight's repeat. I even marked it on my calendar. What do I find when I wake up this morning and come downstairs? My TiVo grabbed last night's showing. Feel the love. Go on. Feel it.
Happy thanksgiving to everyone in case i don't get a chance to blog tomorrow.
Still basking in the glow of my new dish, I've ordered the Zenith HD520. It's $100 cheaper than the Sony and the only differences are a button on the remote (I can just get the IR codes for my Pronto) and a DVI cable (my Mits doesn't have a DVI port). So that pretty much does it. It should be here by the end of the week, if all goes well. Sopranos in HD, baby. Awww yeah.
I can't wait for this friday, when I'm going to see the new Bond movie. I'm a huge Bond fan, and also a huge Brosnan fan. While I've seen mixed reviews, reviews from actual Bond fans (as opposed to movie reviewers predisposed to disliking the franchise as a whole) indicate that this may be one of the best Bonds yet.
Now that I have Comedy Central, my TiVo is once again catching episodes of South Park. Mother of god. No, I mean it. Mother of holy fucking god. I love the show, but it's taken a turn for the...well...disturbing. It's just plain disturbing.
I had a lot to blog about yesterday, but now I can't seem to recall any of it. Shrug
Sweet, sweet revenge
Now that I have satellite, I can return my cable box. Since I wouldn't be home today, I told the rep at Advanced Broadband that I would return the box to my HOA and they could pick it up from there. They agreed, and I figured it was all taken care of.
This evening, I returned home to find a note on my door:
Sorry we missed you! We came by at 11:00, 12:00, 1:00, 2:00
I never knew it would be that drastic of a difference, having sound come out of five speakers instead of just one. My rooms are filled with sweet, sweet surround sound. Picture quality blows away my crappy cable. I'm in heaven, except I don't think my C LNB is working, and there ain't no way I can get up on my roof to fix it.
I can't quite put my finger on it, but The Sopranos just doesn't seem up to the level of seasons past. It seems forced at times, flat at others. I'm still hooked, don't get me wrong, but it's nothing near the gripping feeling I had watching that first season.
Things are still going well with my new girlfriend. Who'd ever have thought?
I have DirecTV. I have stereo sound. I have clear picture. I have stereo!!
The install took 3 hours and we never could get the 3rd LNB working. I wonder why. Now I have to figure out how to get the hardware that showed up on my doorstep Friday back to Expert Satellite. When before I couldn't get anyone to sell me anything, I'm now swimming in hardware and had to turn installers away.
But it's over, and I have stereo. Next up, the Sony HD200 and HDTV.
Satellite, One Week Later
Boy what a week. Here's recent events in a nutshell.
Oh Happy Day!
So it appears all I had to do was call DirecTV directly. They had no problem selling me a system and were confused that anyone (including their own website) said I was in a Pegasus area. They sold me a 2 reciever system with 3 LNB elliptical dish plus free installation for less than any place on the internet, even the last place that turned me down. Ohhhh Happy Day!!!!
Election night. I hope you all voted.
Jussi gave me a good idea on how to get around my little DBS problem. I'll keep you all posted if it works.
Got my Sports Night DVDs. Haven't watched them yet, but I'm as giddy as a shoolgirl.
We released Chimera 0.6 last night. I think it's easily leaps and bounds better than 0.5, and getting better with every passing day.
I added more Fall pictures from my trip into Maryland. They're at the bottom of the page.
Adding insult to injury, I can't buy DBS hardware from most places because I live in a "Pegasus area" which is a special short-bus area for rural customers. Rural?! I'm not fucking rural! Guess I'll have to do some more shopping. Sigh. All because Advanced Broadband sucks donkey.
On a happier note, my Sports Night DVDs shipped today. Shoe money tonight!
For those who want a glimpse of some fall foliage, I took some pictures. I'm going up to Maryland today, I'll probably take some more.
Halloween party last night, I was Sugar Bear, Pimp of the Year. I think I passed the gauntlet of her friends. They seem to approve.
Finally ordered my satellite dish, it should be here next week. As soon as I get it installed, I'll order the Sony HD200. I'm excited. It'll be nice to once again have Comedy Central and stereo sound. If I can swing it, I may also get the DC locals (Ashburn, according to the website, is outside the DC Metro area, which is bullshit, but stay tuned...) and I'll get MPT which has Dr. Who on it every Saturday night! Yay!
There's a new coffee table book that I'm buying ASAP.