Sunday, November 25, 2007

Bike #1

I am tempted to describe it as fairly pitiful, but the whole point of the 30 in 30 is just to do it every day and not worry for now about whether it's pitiful or not!

I have a confession which those who do not know me in real life will find almost literally unbelievable, it is so farfetched--but I have not had a television in my life for a million years (well, say at least ten years)--my mom did give me one, oh, I think it must have been the fall of 2001 but I plugged it in and couldn't get any reception (that's why I remember it was shortly post-9/11, because TV reception was especially non-functional?) and at Radio Shack they laughed at me when I asked about buying an antenna and told me really I just had to get cable! So the TV just sat there unplugged (a friend of mine had given me an old DVD player, only I did not have the cords to connect it with), then (after several years, I fear--in fact probably MANY years, it is possible that I only moved it when I was getting the apartment ready for a subletter in August 2005!) I put it in the closet because it was taking up space...

So last week, in aid of cycling-related enterprises, I ordered a very tidy and convenient little unit; it fits on the edge of one of the bookshelves, it does not take up any space at all. And I dug out the couple DVDs that I have had to hand and never watched, and put the first one in (it was Howl's Moving Castle).

Further true confession: I meant to do an hour, but the scene that comes about half an hour in where they are cooking bacon and eggs made me so hungry that I really thought I could smell the bacon! So I got off, and am writing this blog post (because my hunger for reading and writing is always stronger than my hunger for actual food), and now I am going to eat something immediately...

#1 of 30, 30 mins., total 30 mins.

(Actually it was about 32, but I realized I was not going to stick it out despite good intentions!)

3 comments:

Brent Buckner said...

Next up: NetFlix! 'Cause they'll make you send DVDs _back_ before they'll send you more....

Wendy said...

Jenny -- this is completely hysterical!!!!

Brent Buckner said...

BTW, having purchased a VHF/UHF Radio Shack antenna with signal amplifier in the late 1990s, I think the clerks were overplaying it.

I see the current stock is VHF/UHF/HD: link. Or save money without the HD and amplifier: link!