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The television is learning to fly, oh yes... - Suffering From Elation
A Survivor's Tale
The television is learning to fly, oh yes...
So we didn't get to bring the TV home yesterday as they hadn't shipped it into the shop yet, but it'll be there from about 3pm today. Instead we went home and set up the living room and other AV equipment so that all we have to do tonight is plug the TV in and we're good to go. Joe and I moved the heavy wood TV cabinet out of the garage and halfway up the garden path; with just the two of us, moving it fifteen meters took about half an hour. ;P Then Hammond and Adders came over and between the four of us we got it around the bend in the path, up the porch stairs and into the living room in about thirty seconds.

We gave Hammond a miniature Wiimote on a keyring. It's also a whistle. A very loud, high-pitched whistle. Joe and I each have one of our own on our keyrings. Hammond started blowing his merrily and was stopped when Adders twisted his arm behind his back. "But... no!" cried Hammond, struggling in vain, "I'm Secret Whistle Friends with Joe!!" Adders bent his arm at an angle that looked physically impossible. "I won't blow it again!" Hammond promised, "...while we're in this house!" More arm twisting.

I gave Adders a snowglobe of the Jenolan Caves. He collects snowglobes and has a large shelf packed full of them, dozens of them, I guess maybe fifty or more. The first time I saw his collection I thought he was taking the piss, but no... he really LOVES snowglobes. I think this is just the cutest thing ever (sorry, Adders. You're still a super-manly-man.) He stared into the sparkly depths of the Jenolan snowglobe with an expression of bliss.

Joe tinkered with the amp, DVD player and Wii setup in the background. Hammond and Adders lingered, fascinated by the possibility of small engineering tasks of the sort that attract males like flies. Remote control buttons were pressed. Batteries were fiddled with. Eventually the time edged towards 10pm. Adders picked me up for a hug and declared that I was getting fat (it's true). Jackets were gathered. The living room was left slightly trashed but much more comfy-looking. I can almost taste that Doctor-Who-a-thon... :D
4 have fought ~ fight the power!
master_haakon From: master_haakon Date: September 10th, 2008 11:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
As the number of bits connected together increases (amp, dvd, tv, wii, blah) eventually you will need a three ring binder for the process of switching from one mode to another. I highly recommend you get a Logitech Harmony remote. I have the base model and it just works. Even my 4yr can switch between tv, dvd and the wii now.

It also means you don't have to give a 5 minute training session to any friends that are staying over.
radam From: radam Date: September 11th, 2008 12:35 am (UTC) (Link)
I wouldn't say I love snow globes... It's more an odd sort of fascination. Or obsession. But I still wouldn't say I love them...
tania From: tania Date: September 11th, 2008 12:43 am (UTC) (Link)
You wouldn't say it. But deep in your heart, you feel it. *single tear* :D
sigmoidal_suseq From: sigmoidal_suseq Date: September 11th, 2008 05:48 am (UTC) (Link)
Mmmm Doctor Who. I cannot wait for the Christmas special.
4 have fought ~ fight the power!