Sunday, July 18, 2010
Karma likes to place herself in the apartment "hub" a lot. If I get up to head for the kitchen, bedroom, or bathroom she can't miss it. And I have to step over her while she is usually stretching and yawning--hehe!
This is one thing I won't miss!
PBS often comes in all snowy like this. Can't record on the VCR decently when it is like this either.
Even tho I have the cheapest and unadvertised cable TV hookup for broadcast channels only, you'd think they should all come in clearly, wouldn't you? It's supposed to be cable reception after all?
Dagan and Leah's channels come in perfect--clear and crisp. So at least the channels I do get on broadcast will be clear, I hope, with the new system. And I will be able to watch a lot of stuff off the Internet, too--TV and movies--even youtube! I'm getting excited to try it now that I am hooked up to IdeaOne. :)
Last night I watched 2012.
When typhoons, earthquakes and other disasters suddenly threaten to destroy the world, Jackson (John Cusack), his estranged wife, Kate (Amanda Peet), and others surmise that the secret may lie in ancient Mayan prophecies that describe global calamity in the year 2012. Roland Emmerich co-writes and directs a star-studded ensemble cast that also includes Thandie Newton, Oliver Platt, Woody Harrelson, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Danny Glover.
Great special effects. Okay human interest stories within the bigger plot--that was full of holes--hehe! I wasn't very impressed with it. I'm a plot person, I guess--and tend to be pretty logical/realistic. So when things get really far-fetched and make little sense within a purposed plot, I tend to lose interest. Even good fantasy or sci-fi has its own logic to it--its own real world, you know? Anyways, it was so-so.
I walked the movie down and got my mail at 2am. Oops--got these first two pictures switched around...
Anyways, when I got to the elevator, I wondered what the heck this was over by the door to the stairwell?
Looked like a piece of the handrail from the stairwell, so I peeked down...
...and sure enough! Somebody ripped the wooden corner piece out of the wall!
You can see that it is a separate bent end piece that is glued to the end of the long rail and screwed into the wall. I went back to get my camera because I couldn't believe it. This vandalism is getting ridiculous! I thought the yanking down of the exit signs from the ceilings in the hallways was the worst we'd see. But human beings can constantly surprise you. Too bad they don't take all that energy and thought and use it for something worthwhile. It's just a shame.
Anyways, we're supposed to have a day off from the rain today. But then rain for the next couple days again. Cycle just doesn't want to end yet. Storms last night. This is the fourth weekend we've had tornado watches in the area up here. I don't mind the thunderstorms, as you know. But I really hate the humidity that is just clinging this summer. Drops a bit after the storm, but not so as to be comfortable in the heat. The temps keep going from 80's to 90's to storm...80's to 90's to storm...
But we do have a peek of the sun and the beautiful skies in between storms. ;) It's just hard for people to deal with the damages to buildings and crops over and over again. Last night was mostly hail damage with this storm. We've been lucky there hasn't been more damage right in the Fargo/Moorhead area, I guess. :)
But today is a gorgeous sunny after-the-storm day. Hope everyone is weathering any storms or bad weather and having a nice weekend. :):)
"When we tug at a single thing in nature, we find it attached to the rest of the world."