I have resisted buying more digital equipment since I had to beg the guys from Best Buy who brought my HD TV to hook it up for me. They said that wasn’t part of their job. So I had to drag out my Bag of Girl Tricks, which I only use when it’s absolutely necessary, which is pretty much all the time:
-Right-Side Hair Toss
-The Coy Pulling Down At The Hem Of My Tee Shirt
-If I had a boyfriend he could do it for me but we just broke up (sniffles)
-Left-Side Hair Toss.
-And the Fail-Proof, I’m a great tipper, which then they always refuse after they do what I want because I always put on The Sad Just Got Dumped Face.
Sidebar: None of this works with a traffic cop. Unless you’re wearing a bikini in your car and then possibly. Probably. And if you're in Malibu, definitely.
I then had to have the HD people come and hook that system up and I made my downstairs neighbor James come up and listen to the TUTORIAL with me because my head was orbiting Saturn. NOW NO ONE CAN WORK THE SYSTEM BUT ME. And James. Some of the remotes for the DVD/VHS/HD/Couch/Refrigerator have to be programmed twice just to make sure you get a taping in HD, and not in (shudder) regular TV. Recording a show often requires leaving an extra ten minutes in my day for that alone. I just stopped leaving my house after a while.
But then I started a blog. I upgraded to a new scanner but resisted getting a digital camera. Mainly because I never take pictures anymore. I have gillions from over the years and they sit in albums and bitch that I never take them anywhere, like out to meet my friends. But I realized I was going to have to break down and buy a camera so I did. 113 pages in the instruction book. Multiple screens, aspect ratios, scene mode, 7 language choices, burst mode? BURST mode? Thank God it doesn’t have a remote. Does it?
This is the first picture I took, of our building and pool.
Below is a picture that Brian, my upstairs neighbor, an associate producer who works in TV on shows like Buffy, the Vampire Slayer, among others, took of our building and pool. Whatever. End of chat.