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Friday, February 27, 2009

AT&T U-verse

Tomorrow, we are getting AT&T's U-verse. I am totally excited. Not only am I getting 52 HDTV channels but I am getting 3mbs download Internet. Wow! I've never been this tech-trendy before.

A few weeks ago, I purchased my first flat screen LCD Sony Bravia. I struggled the first few days as I tried to set the color and tone. After a few tries, I think I have the perfect image. Well, almost.

Now I am catching that next thing bug--should I invest in a $300 Blu-Ray player? It would be nice to watch Wall-E in HD, or even Iron Man. But $300 is still pretty high. For that price, I can purchase a Sony PS3.

Then I have to think about reality. What if the economic downturn gets worse? What if my wife loses her job? What if I lose mine? Maybe taking babysteps in my home entertainment advancement is the best policy.

But, it would be nice to watch HDTV U-verse and movies. It would be nice to enjoy clarity in action films like Iron Man.

Either way, my wife and I are excited about U-verse. Installation is scheduled for tomorrow between 10 and 12. Of course, since there will probably be a need to rewire, the installation process may take the whole afternoon.

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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Stubbed Toe

After a night of fun sans our son, and while we prepared to call it a night, my wife asked me to get her a roll of toilet paper. Of course, I jumped from my comfy position on my side of the bed and ran to the second bathroom to steel my son's roll of TP to take to Pam.

In my quickness to waste no time, I ran from the second bathroom to the master to deliver this important item; however, on my delivery, I rammed my right foot on the bed post.

I heard what sounded like pops. Maybe it was just my imagination, but it did sound like I cracked the wooden bed post.

I hopped my way to my wife to deliver her toilet paper. In pain, I crawled my way into bed and dug myself under the covers.

The next morning, while my wife woke up to go to the gym, I struggled to get out of bed. The pain I felt was everywhere. Could it be the alcohol? I didn't think I drank too much. As I walked down the stairs, the sharp pain on my foot reminded me where the pain originated.

Now, after two days, I wonder whether I should visit the doctor's office. Maybe I broke my second smallest piggy. There is a bruise that spans the four toes. How did I manage not to get the big toe? In retrospect, I'd rather be suffering from a big-toe-injury than my little ones.

Regardless, the pain is troubling. Or maybe I am just being a wimp.

The Myoflex is working.