Posted by: anniewilson | April 21, 2009

I can’t hear a damn thing!

To quote Professor Henry Higgins…

….”Damn, damn, damn, damn!” I’ve just spent the better part of my morning trying to fix something that doesn’t seem to be broken, but it still won’t work. All I did was unplug all of the thing hooked up to the computer and then I plugged them all back in after moving the entire mess. When I finished my little cleaning binge, I sat down at my desk and tried to watch something but I had no sound.

Now, I still have no sound and I don’t know what the hell to do about it. I’ve gone everywhere that I can think of on this thing, installed drivers and updated software but still, no sound. I’ve done every single thing there is to do, (except for one thing obviously) and nothing seems to be amiss. Every diagnostic thing that I run says all is well but still, no sound. I’m sitting in an awful position that will make my knee hurt in addition to inflaming my hideous sciatica but I have to stay here until I get this dumb thing working. I’ve been at it for hours and hours…and still, no sound.

A year or so ago, I wouldn’t have cared too much. No sound wouldn’t have been a huge issue. But ever since I foolishly switched from Comcast to Direct TV, I’ve pretty much stopped watching television. I used to watch a LOT of TV but now I’m almost totally off of the television habit. I prety much only use it to watch DVD’s and Tivo’ed episodes of Family Guy and South Park. But you can watch them both on the computer. Actually, you can watch just about anything on a computer, even TV. I get most of my news, old sit coms and sporting events online and that’s the way I like it.

The last phase of my addiction was the phase during which I didn’t actually WATCH the TV, I just had it on for background noise. That was a tough point in my recovery but I managed to get past it. I appreciate the silence now like a good old lady.

Tv wasn’t too easy but I started by giving up my kitchen radio first. Those stupid disc jockeys talk too much and there are far too many commercials on the radio so I just play a playlist of my favorite songs of all time. Perfect.

If it weren’t for my kids, I’d get rid of my phone too. I don’t mind emails as much as I do phone calls. I get to them when I want to and they don’t sit there ringing until I do. And, on a regular basis, I chat live with an old friend in Chicago. I can see him and hear him, it’s pretty cool. It reminds me of an exhibit at Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry. When I was a little girl, school kids waited in line to sit in one of two glass walled rooms and watch a complete stranger who was sitting in the other glass walled room on a monitor and talk to them on the phone. It absolutely fascinated me. Anyway…the museum was right, the ability to see the people to whom you’re speaking long distance has come and it’s really no big deal anymore. I wonder what fascinates kids today that seems like science fiction but is, in reality, science future?

So, the TV, the radio and the telephone are all just a waste of money because I can replace each of them with a computer. Of course, one of the things that I need to actually do this is SOUND!!!

Who’s dick do you have to suck to get a computer fixed?


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