Susan Dennis (susandennis) wrote,
Susan Dennis

It really can only get better

Today really just kind of sucked. I feel like crap and I'm ready to get better. At least there was nothing I had to do and The Crown did keep me entertained.

I was amused to see/remember one tiny thing. At one point, the family gathers to see a newscast and Queen Elisabeth goes over to the tiny black and white TV and turns the On knob and the TV springs to life instantly.

That's how TV's used to work, boys and girls! Instantly. In the very early days, it came on instantly but then had to warm up a bit before the picture was what we called then 'clear'. Plus, you had to walk up to it and use a knob. There was an ON/Off knob. A volume knob and a channel knob.

The first time I ever had a remote control in my own house was in the early 1980's. I got a Sony BetaMax VCR and it had a remote control. But, the remote control was NOT wireless! "CAREFUL! Don't trip on the wire!!" was included in the sound track of every recording.

My Mom went to the store one day, in early 2000's. She wanted a little TV for the den. She got one. Took it home, plugged it in, hit the ON button. Unplugged it, took it back to the store and told the 'nice young man' it was broken because it didn't come on when she hit ON. The 'nice young man' plugged it in and hit ON and, after a bit, it came on. Mother took it back home and, every single time she turned it on after that, she bitched about how long it took to warm up.

Not long after that, she emailed one night in a panic that there were black lines on the bottom of her screen. I wrote about it on LJ and angelamermaid pipped in that it sounded like she had turned closed captions on. I got back to Mom and she looked up closed captions in her manual and fixed it herself. She was so proud and I was so grateful to angelamermaid.

Wow. Got off track there... Anyway, tomorrow morning I'll send a note to Dr. Lung for more prednisone and all will be better. Soon.
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