Do you remember that awful ad campaign? Come see the softer side of Sears? Yeah, it makes me gag too. Really and truly it sounded like Sears wanted to show you it’s naughty bits or take you out in the wilderness and have you beat drums with it and then cry on your shoulder while you listen to a tale of woe.
I do not want to beat drums with you or cry on your shoulder, and I certainly don’t want you crying on mine. I just washed this shirt and I don’t need tears all over it, thank you very much.
Instead I want to tell you about my very techie weekend adventure. But first there’s something you need to know.
I love my tech. I love it so much. The more it involves my personal life the more I love it. I embrace it and snuggle up with it with and make it feel all warm and welcome. I can’t count the number of times I’ve been caught whispering sweet nothings to my iPhone or lap top. I had a couple year love affair with my TiVo and I’m not even going to get into the intense emotional relationship I have with the internet and all my internetty stuff. Hello, can’t have blogS without love now can we?
But as much as I love my tech? I’m not the most tech savvy girl out there. I’m in the gray between techie and layman that often drives my husband crazy. For a person who isn’t a techie I know a whole hell of a lot about computers, the internet and gadgetry, but on the other hand for a gal that’s hosts a podcast featuring some of our areas best and brightest in technology… I could stand to learn a thing. Or ten.
And I am learning. I learn new things everyday. I also learn who I need to talk to about what I need to learn and these days that’s just as important.
All of that? Leads me to this post. The techie side of me, which also lends it’s self well to my nerdy geek girl side and segues nicely into the consumer whore Cami that gadget retailers know and love.
And now to the point. We cancelled our cable. It’s gone. Bye bye cable. That also means *gulp* bye bye TiVo. Why… why oh why oh why would we get rid of our cable and TiVo? Because $900 a year seems, to me, to be too much money to pay for mindless television programming that I could get on my beloved internet.
But I want to be able to see my junk TV shows on my actual TV and not just on my laptop… so Sunday morning at 9:15 when we heard the cable company outside disconnecting our cable (less than 24 hours after we cancelled our service) I cringed a little. We didn’t yet have the system in place for me to watch TV on my TV.
Mike peeked out the window at the cable uninstallers and then put on his pants (You’re imagining my husband in his man panties aren’t you? Yes, you are. You’re welcome). Now Mike tends to take things pretty slow in the morning, relaxing and figuring out how he can sit as still as possible while drinking his coffee and not being spoken to. But on this particular day he took his coffee upstairs, took a shower and got ready to go. Then while I stayed at home fixing the Strange Love Live site (and by me fixing… I mean implementing a fix that someone else so kindly created for me…thanks John) he went to the Fruity computer store to buy me an apple TV.
I need a moment to revel in that and let it sink in…
Yes, I have an apple tv and that’s cool just as it is, and as excited as I am there’s something that makes it even better: Boxee! Right now, I’m watching Hulu on Boxee on my apple tv on my wall mounted TV in my bed with my laptop on my lap and my iPhone by my side.
The techie side of Cami? Is very happy right now. So are the companies we purchased all those products from over the years, though I’m pretty sure the cable company is shedding a little tear. As long as they don’t get any salt water on my shirt we’ll be fine.
(tomorrow I’ll tell you about my very techie Saturday)