Thursday, March 22, 2007

Bye, Sky, bye

Oh, woe is me. And woe is the missus, too.

We woke up this morning to learn something of what it must be like to be Milla.

Yes, that's right, folks: the television-less one and we have that adjective in common. Kind of.

Our satellite receiver is dead, kaputt, extinct, no more, resting in peace, an ex-satellite receiver. It's beamed its last broadcast into our humble abode. And we are left ... having to talk to one another.

Keen viewers of this page will know that we mostly like to carry out our communications via blog comment boxes and the occasional IM session. But now we have to do what people used to do in the BC days (Before Computer). I'd forgotten what this lump of flabby stuff in my mouth was for and was wondering whether it was only used for far less bloggable pursuits. Get your mind out of the gutter: I meant licking envelopes. Jesus wept!

Fortunately, it wasn't long before we remembered... We can always watch DVDs. Phew. Thank the maker!

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Blogger Red said...

Crisis averted!

22 March, 2007 17:19  
Blogger Martha Elaine Belden said...

yay for dvds!

good luck with the talking ;)

22 March, 2007 17:47  
Blogger Ron said...

I, too, am TV-less, due to lack of funds. DVD's help, but it just isn't the same, plus I don't have another person to talk to. It's very frustrating.

22 March, 2007 18:06  
Blogger Karen said...

Oh my goodness! What on earth are you going to do without television? I would go insane for sure :) But then again i don't have someone to talk to.

22 March, 2007 19:38  
Blogger Sheamus the... said...

do you think alowing Rundown to be beamed into your satellite reciever has anything to do with it?

22 March, 2007 19:44  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you mean actual conversation?....crap...where would one start?

22 March, 2007 19:56  
Blogger _z. said...

haha, i couldn't live without TV either.
DVDs won't do the job, because what's cool about TVs is that you can zap. I can spend 2 hours sitting in front of my TV, watching only 3 seconds of every channel I have.

I hope you'll get your receiver soon.

22 March, 2007 20:12  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i only watch tv backwards in tha mirror wen im readin blogs

22 March, 2007 21:58  
Blogger cappy said...

the cappy household has gone without sky for over five years now, and the only thing i truly miss are the sports channels!

22 March, 2007 22:27  
Blogger Cynnie said...

i have a gazillion channels and i watch mainly two.

i tend to have two tv's going on at the same time too..


hopefully cat will start being extra adorable and ya'll can chat about him

23 March, 2007 00:39  
Blogger Pickled Olives said...

I tried giving our house a rest from TV once. Sadly, we couldn't go a whole day.

23 March, 2007 02:17  
Blogger Biddie said...

That sucks. We only have one TV hooked up to cable, and with 5 people living here, it can get pretty hairy.
We have a lot of DVD's fro back up too. My HR Puffinstuff is my back up for when the cable goes down. It also works as a great displinary tool, because the children are scared crapless of it.

23 March, 2007 03:10  
Blogger Ben said...

I've really almost lost my taste for TV. I'd be happy with nothing but DVDs for the rest of my life, if they'd just release the few shows I follow directly to DVD instead of all this broadcasting nonsense.

23 March, 2007 03:50  
Blogger Milla said...

Happy DVDing :)
In fact, you might discover that you don't really like watching TV that much you know? You won't miss it after the first few days.
I haven't missed it for the past 13 years, on the contrary.

23 March, 2007 08:53  
Blogger Tanya said...

Talking is good. Wish I had someone to talk to, mind. It's going to be a dull week with no telly and just the cats for company.

23 March, 2007 09:50  
Blogger Tanya said...

AND! This means you are involuntarily joining me in the one week challenge. I no longer feel so alone...

23 March, 2007 09:52  
Blogger Glamourpuss said...

Large chunks of my adult life have been telly-less and even with one, I don't watch it much. Once you get out of the habit, you really don't miss it at all. In fact, I generally find it quite irritating and much prefer peace and quiet.


23 March, 2007 10:37  

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