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Jun. 17th, 2009 01:26 pm
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Dad is downstairs on the phone having a loud conversation with someone. Not a girlfriend, he talks to them every day, and this person he hasn't spoken to since the last couple rounds of hospital cha cha. I know because he took great glee in describing the gory details of mild heart attack #3. I shake my head. Well, it's good to hear him laugh.

A few days ago Dad and I got into a fierce row about, of all things, HDTV. Mr. Grand High Poohbah of 50 Inch Flatscreen insisted he had it, I told him he didn't. It took calling Direct TV yesterday and having them actually upgrade his cable package to include the HD channels to shut him up; his main topic of conversation right now is telling anyone who can listen about what a racket cable companies have going with HDTV packages. (It turned out that while dad had his dish and receiver upgraded, no one told him he had to buy the package as well.) I again shake my head. It's actually kinda nice having CNN in HD again though - it's somehow more fun with more screen.

I am fiercely disliking the trap of depression induced apathy I keep falling into. It's bad for everything. Productivity, work, waistline, you name it. My better days happen when I can summon up the nerve to plow relentlessly through a to-do list, my worst ones are when I look at said to-do list, say "fuck it" and spend the day eating my weight in tennis rolls. Part of what's feeding it is still being behind at work, I just need to buy a case of NOS and plow through it. But as always with me, starting is always the hard part. I'd blame my environment - there's definitely a sense of feeling trapped here going on - but I know that this is completely a all-in-Andee's-head thing... it's pretty likely the feeling will follow me wherever I happen to be. So I have to remember that overcoming that should be a now thing, not a "when I move" thing. Part of what tends to make me feel better is successful execution of projects, I just sort of need to organize everything I need to do as such, both practically and in my head. I'm always happy when I actually complete something... I just need to create a cycle of doing that, rather than the current failspiral I'm on.

Anyway, today I'm at least attempting to make into one of those plow through to-do list days... off to do that some more.

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Date: 2009-06-17 05:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bellarisa.livejournal.com
Is HD really all that? I've never seen it and I'm curious as to what the difference is between HD and regular TV on a good television. The Hobbit has been given a choice between a trip to CA and a big huge hang-on-the-wall TV for his 40th next year, is HD really all kinds of win?

Date: 2009-06-17 05:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kjpepper.livejournal.com
I'm eh about it. The picture is sharper and prettier and it _is_ fun to watch movies on, no lie, but if you don't already have a ginormous flatscreen TV. *shrug* The only reason I've got one is cause Dad was nuts enough to give me one, otherwise I'd have been perfectly happy with a normal TV at regular resolution.

Date: 2009-06-17 05:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bellarisa.livejournal.com
See, thanks to the surround-sound we have through our Xbox 360 package I'm already more than happy with our lovely 32 (36?) inch flatscreen-but-still-too-fat tv; so is my Hobbit really, but he drools over a big-ass tv on the wall that would make Isengard and Minas Tirith all HUGE and that no daycare babies could get fingerprints on :) And if we're going to do that, HD is the next step apparently...

Date: 2009-06-17 08:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] austingoddess.livejournal.com
I am fiercely disliking the trap of depression induced apathy I keep falling into.

Real lifesucker, ain't it? :/

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