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Wednesday, February 02, 2005

The First Program I Watched

And yesterday I saw you standing by the river,
And weren't those tears that filled your eyes,
And all the fish that lay in dirty water dying,
Had they got you hypnotized?

On the screen was a wet field with a misty beach off in the distance. This field was just your ordinary run-of-the-mill field with a couple decent looking flowers. All the mist blocked most of the sun in the distance. The gentle breeze would sometimes pick up and pick up the grass and wave it uncontrollably back and forth.

As a result of this scene, my jaw dropped and I was completely silent wearing a stupid grin.

I wasn’t watching midget porn. I wasn’t watching a documentary on gas station sandwiches. I wasn’t even watching the 1994 Winter Olympic figure skating competition.

I was watching HDTV.

Let me tell you something about this. When you go to Best Buy and see all those TV’s hooked up to the HD, it looks pretty nice. When you witness this in the comfort of your own home, it’s unbelievable!

I was watching Sportscenter and it looked like I could just step in and give my report on how Terrell Owens is going to play. Then I watched a taped basketball game and it might have been the first basketball game I’ve seen all year.

On DiscoverHD they had flyovers of numerous sites over Colorado. I thought I was going to fall off the helicopter!

Once the Comcast dude hooked everything up, he started to show me the features. He clicks on VH1 classic or something. Cool.
Clicks on regular CBS, NBC, Fox. Sweet.

Then he clicks on to the HD channels and we both just lost ourselves in the moment. Yes, the Comcast guy and me just made-out to the sheer site of HDTV. Nah, but it was something to the notion of a mutual respect/jealousy testosterone thing going on.
Comcast dude makes his best Keanu Reeves impression with,
“Whoa!” and I was like,

It was a special moment.

Not only that, but I figured out how to ‘upgrade’ my computer!

Last weekend I was looking at my old comp and it said it had 64MB of memory. I figured that might be a bit too low and it was performing like a bitch, so I decided to buy something for it.

Now I am NOT a computer guy. However; I’m not the typical 50yr old guy afraid of technology either, so I can hold my own.

I bought the memory, flip it in, and turn the thing on, and wait.


Crap, so after a couple hours of flipping the memories (I don’t know the lingo) around and plugging and unplugging the power, I figure I’m just going to drop kick the comp in my driveway.

Before I decided to give the computer a beating of a lifetime, I checked in with a friend who advised me to get another stick. Sounded like a good idea.

Viola, everything works now and I am on my way to getting high speed live from the apt.

I can’t wait for the superbowl!!!


Anonymous said...

by the way, i watched the video of the fat kid syncing to the italian pop music. classic...until the audio timing goes bad. still funny though


Eric Wormann said...

Now I'm psyched. I'm going to my friend's apartment for his Super Bowl party and he has HDTV. This is gonna be so badass, I can't wait.