Thursday, November 17, 2005


A tragedy has occurred. My Tivo didn’t work while I was gone. Or, more accurately, I did not set my Tivo up correctly, so it didn’t work while I was gone. I set all my programs to save in the highest quality and it turns out the highest quality only allows for about 5 hours of programming to be saved. Or something. So I came back to like 4 shows. A week of television lost forever. Tragedy.

Can I just tell you that I have had quite a string of bad luck since returning from saving the world? As if the god’s did not get the memo that I’m supposed to have great karma now?

First, when I landed in Miami I tried to get on an earlier flight so that I didn’t have to wait in the airport for 5 hours. But they said that they couldn’t let any of the standby people on.

Then, during my 5 hour wait, I called my bank to see why it was that I had a negative $1000 balance. Turns out some people in Poland were busy emptying it out while I was in Honduras.

Then I had to call another number to discuss the Polish thiefs. I was on hold with this number three separate times for a total of 40 minutes. I got disconnected twice, connected once. And then told that I had to call back later.

Then, I had no one sitting next to me on my 4 hour flight. This meant that I would be able to sleep across three seats. A slumber that would be nice, considering my 20 hour travel day. But then, right as I was reaching for my pillow a random Asian man sat down in the aisle seat and promptly fell asleep with his chin to his chest. Who knows where the man came from, as we were already 30 minutes into the flight. But there he sat for the rest of the flight, robbing me of my chance to sleep in an even remotely comfortable fashion.

Last night I tried to go see a sneak preview of RENT, a movie I have been waiting for since the first time I listened to the Broadway CD 8 years ago. Somehow I thought it was starting a half hour later than it actually was, so by the time I got to the theater there was no room, (not even one seat) for me in the theater.

Then I went home, hoping to seek solace in Gilmore Girls and Prison Break, only to find that they had been erased, sent to Tivo heaven – where TV shows go when they die. It was all quite tragic. Thank god I have my internet downloading thingy that lets me download episodes of any show I want. According to my computer my shows will be done downloading in approximately 5 days. I suppose I can wait. My malaria will probably kick in by then and I’ll need to have some TV to watch to pass the time.

Oh, and by the way, that picture I posted the other day is actually me jumping of the cliff into questionable waters. Notice that I bent my legs, to avoid paralysis, should the water not be as deep as my Crazy Honduran Waterfall Guide promised me it was. I don’t really know why I jumped, all I know is that I was scared out of my head and I figured that’s as good a reason as any to do something. Also, why try to avoid malaria when you can just jump into a huge pool of it, really?


Jenn said...

And I thought I was having a bad week. At least you don't have malaria. Yet. :)

Dean said...

What about our "Monkey and Mosquito Report"?

AM said...

i tivo and burn to dvd several shows for my friend who is on the road right now. i have prison break, csi, csi miami, desperate housewives, numbers, ghost whisperer, smallville, lost, las vegas, greys anatomy, invasion, among others from last week if you want me to send any to you. let me know. i watch gilmore girls but she doesn't, so i didn't save those unfortunately. email address is in my blog