June 22nd, 2007

Pirates

Random smattering of thoughts

*headdesk* I always forget that my mother clears the history after she finishes using the internet, which means I get logged out of LiveJournal.  Since I just check my friends page by going straight to the URL, I usually don't notice that I'm not logged in until I go to make a post, at which point I realize I've been missing out on the friends-locked half of my reading list for the better part of a day.

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On the TV front...it's incredibly boring lately; I don't even feel like discussing either of my two reality shows.  Hell, I barely even watched them.  This is perhaps due to the fact that I am approaching the point of tearing my hair out over the fact that my 18-month-old TV/VCR only plays tapes inserted to it about 1 out of every 25 times.  Of the remaining attempts, about half the time it won't do anything at all, and the other half it rips the film out of the case and crumples it.  Doesn't tear it, but does make about sixty seconds of tape too damaged to record a proper image.  On that rare time it DOES work, if the tape is left in the VCR without being played or recorded on for longer than 4 minutes, the whole ugly process starts over.

And today, the one time it did play properly, the image was all fuzzy and blurred-over with white, a problem that I know can be fixed with a cleaning tape, except for the fact that the VCR already mangled my cleaning tape and rendered it useless.  *headdesk* This situation is intolerable for school life.  I cannot afford a new TV, especially as the TV on this one works fine.  A separate VCR, however, would be almost as intolerably inconvenient for taping purposes, not after 10 years of instant 1-touch recording.  But it might end up being my only option.  *headdesk*  A few more times, and I'll wear out a special groove from my forehead.

In the meantime, let's discuss the one drama I paid attention to this week, not that it was worth it.
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