Mister Eclectic (howeird) wrote,
Mister Eclectic
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Sloppy Nude Year

My scale claims I gained 3 lbs since yesterday. It feels it. Too much salt, too much liquids. Not enough exercise.

The plan to sit on the porch and relax was nixed when the temperatures stayed in the 50's and below.

Emailed Realtor about the got junk haul.

So, the usual breakfast and news reading. But first, called Comcast, had them pair the cable card with the Roamio, and set it to record the Rose Parade on 3 channels. And the game. And confirmed it was set to get Dr. Who.

Called Tivo, two reps whose English could have been better and whose microphones kept distorting and cutting out, finally got a refund for the Bolt and its subscription fee, and a Fedex shipping label. Fedex is closed today.

So is the community center, so no coffee klatch.

Watched Creature Features, showing a French film dubbed into English I think. The guest is a professional Star Wars fan, a member of a group called The Fandom Menace. Fell asleep early in the movie, BP was way low. A scoop of ice cream perked me up.

Channel 4 had the Rose Parade on 3 times, I recorded the final showing and watched it all the way through. It seemed a lot shorter, with fewer floats than 20 years ago.  They had a Latina theme, but it only extended to the grand marshal's car and a couple of dance teams and a band or two. Once through was enough for me, I deleted the other recordings.

Streamed for an hour. No chatters.

Watched the whole Rose Bowl game after I saw it was over and Oregon won by a point. I think Wisconsin was the better team, but were undone by turnovers. 

ESPN let us see a lot of the halftime show. Oregon's band was flatfooted, they wandered into slightly different formations, often walking backward. They sounded okay but not great. Wisconsin's band marched in squads of 4 following a complex set of patterns to form recognizable items on the field. I liked the jet plane. When I was in the UW marching band we did the same thing. It was a lot of work and took a lot of staff time but it was worth it. Unfortunately the Wisconsin director has the band marching in an awkward toe-heel step which makes them bounce and it had an effect on the sound. And they never stop moving their feet, which is distracting and makes it hard to play a solid tone.

Heated up the Safeway wings and ate the remaining KFC cole slaw for dinner. Ding Dong and ice cream sandwich for dessert.

Plans for tomorrow:
Fedex - return Tivo
Calendars expected by 5 pm if they arrive early, stuff & mail otherwise stuff and wait till Friday to mail.
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