June 13, 2010
I've lived in many climates where the cold kept me inside but this is my first experience being shut in by heat. Oh well, this too shall pass. Actually, an intramural weekend afforded the chance to fume over the tossed salad line-up Time Warner cable has foisted on subscribers. Took me over a year to learn the numbers of favorite channels; some but not all are HD, so I had to deal with that. I missed the mailing announcing the switch -- didn't know until the morning when everything came on topsy turvy. I called. The representative explained that channels had been grouped "for your convenience" according to subject matter, as though we want to watch only news, only sports, only "educational" or only drama. I stopped by the local office to pick up a list but the print is so tiny I had to make my own low-tech version with a marker on cardboard.. Now I seem to get the basic networks on three channels. On Demand movies appear singly and on the On Demand line-up in regular and HD, for a buck extra. No big deal, really, but small annoyances disrupt pathways/patterns, causing irritability -- like having somebody else put the dishes away in the wrong cupboards. This is for sure: if the heat doesn't break soon I'll have everything down pat.