Saturday, April 10, 2004

Random bitching

My primary VCR (which, as VCRs go, was starting to get on in years) quit rewinding. Or rather, it would rewind, but in an anemic sort of way which might require several hours to get from the beginning to the end of a tape. So I went and bought a new one. I even splurged for a higher-end VCR, sixty or seventy bucks, as opposed to the $40 El Cheapo models, because the El Cheapo model I have for the secondary one looks cheap and is inconvenient to use, and is generally an all-around good example of "you get what you pay for." Well, I've been doing the Farscape-copying thing, and upon reviewing the tapes I've recorded on the new one, I've noticed that they keep glitching on playback. Tried a different tape, not recorded on that machine, same thing. Plays fine for a while, then... glitch. Plays fine, then, glitch. Deeply, deeply annoying. And I seem to have lost the receipt for it. Wonder if they'll take it back anyway? Damn it, even if they will, I really don't want to have to make another 90-minute trip to Wally-world just to exchange the damned thing. Grr.

In other news, it's raining again. I suppose I shouldn't really complain, though. The roof isn't leaking (yet), and the trailer park, while muddy, hasn't flooded, so I'm doing much better than the last few rainy seasons. What's really sad, though, is that I used to love rain, and apparently those bad experiences have almost completely ruined it for me. Now I see/hear rain, and instead of being happy, I get anxious. Sigh.

[And now Blogger won't publish. Figures!]

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