I’ve left 2 windows up to remind me to plug two sites and I keep thinking I’ll blog when I feel better, but I have no idea when that will be. So I decided to blog to make sure I get these 2 down so I can close the windows, and figure whatever else comes out, comes out. I think Silicone Sassy and the vacuum are still gonna wait, as I want to be of full brain capacity so I remember the stories.
So let me plug these two sites and I’ll see if I feel like writing any more. Maybe I’ll just leave this up before posting, I don’t know.
B went to a friend’s house on Friday night. There are few things I need his help with these days, as I’ve gotten pretty stubborn about needing a sighty to help. Friday night tv has been one of the things I need help with. I don’t watch a lot of tv, really I only put the tv on at night when I go lay down, as I’ve always fallen asleep to tv. I’ve got my usual channels, USA for Law and Order SVU on Tuesdays and House on Thursdays. Every other night I usually check out Discovery Health and Investigation Discovery. Friday nights usually were Forensic Friday on True TV, though that channel drives me nuts because their commercials are a hundred decibels louder. Since the time change, and we don’t change here, everything is on later. So no more Forensic Friday.
A lot of times on Fridays and Saturdays, B will have to come in and look at the stupid digital menus to find me a movie or something. I like movies I’ve already seen, because I know whats going on.
So when he was gonna be out late on Friday night, I thought great, how am I gonna find something on tv. So I Googled “accessible tv listings”.
Thank you Google.
I found a blog in the results, a blog I’ve read before. Blind Access Journal was like the third result on Google. Holy crap doing that link almost shut down my brain. Ok, one more link.
The blog talked about TV Guide Wireless, which is a really cool little tv guide site for wireless phones, and just like mobile Facebook, works pretty well. You can register your phone or something to create custom listings, but I just hit skip register, and then you put in your zip code and select the cable company. It works pretty well. You can change the time. The only thing that kinda sucks is that you can’t see whats on in the next time frame without changing the time, so you can’t just see whats on one channel all night, or maybe you can and I just need to explore it.
Anyway, point is, I was able to find a movie to put on while Brian was out, and it was one of my old favorites, Point of No Return. It was on channel 155, so the chances of me having flipped all the way up there were pretty slim.
The blog post was written in 2007, so hopefully this site with the mobile tv guide will always be up, since its been up quite awhile, but I sent some feedback anyway.
I used it last night too, and found Con Air on one of my usual channels, and The Matrix on a channel I wouldn’t have checked. So until the day they make audible digital menus for tv, this will work, though I have to check it before I go lay down, which is a bummer.
Ok now I can close those windows yee haw!
Ok now on to nothing in particular, because so far my arms aren’t aching from typing and I’ve missed rambling. I need to un-follow a blog. Don’t worry, its no one I’ve actually talked to, no one who has commented me, no one who owns a dog or a puppy, no one who writes for a living, no one with fun blind stories, no one with personal stories, so none of you who I’ve talked to in any way shape or form, and even if I haven’t talked to you, its none of my followers. Carin and Steve, you know who I’m talking about. I can’t figure out how to unsubscribe though. I found the place to go view the list of all the blogs I follow, and there’s a link that says “settings” and I click on that, and there’s text that says “unsubscribe” but its not a link or anything. I can’t unsubscribe. And I’m her only follower. I just don’t want to read it anymore. I mean, yeah, I complain about things in the “blind world” like inaudible digital tv menus that aren’t accessible. But I finally got sick of it and found a workable solution, sure, not a perfect one, but a solution nonetheless. I am a solution based person. And this particular blog just talks about all the things we can’t do, or things that are difficult, and telling the sighties what we can and can’t do and making us all sound like children, and I can’t even comment her because she has a CAPTCHA which Carin solved and commented, and was ignored. So I don’t want to follow anymore. But I can’t get unsubscribed. Any ideas?
I’ve been spelling Carin’s name wrong the whole time I’ve known her on here. Carin and Karen sound identical. I only figured it out when I was gonna email Carol, and when I typed c-a-r in the “to” filed in Mail, it auto filled with Carin’s email and I was like, huh? So I interacted and spelled out her name. Oh. C-A-R-I-N. Oops. So I asked her and its pronounced just like Karen. Now I’ve got it right, but when I was linking her and Steve just now I started to type Karen again. Sheesh.
Now I’m going to complain about being sick. Today is Day 5. I didn’t go to Gamma’s last week because B was sick and I didn’t want her to get sick. Then I got sick on Wednesday and thought for sure I’d be ok by today. Not. Its moving into my chest now. Its all tight and when I cough, it burns. My nose is raw from all the Kleenex, and my ears keep plugging up, which really freaks me out. I haven’t been this sick in a long time. Usually its just the spoons with the MS. Now I’ve got an actual cold from hell and it sucks. I can’t take immune boosters, well, I could, but I choose not to. Its scary for those of us with autoimmune to have a hyper active immune system, because what body part might my immune system attack? So I drink OJ and take Thera Flu at night. I don’t take anything during the day because I hate feeling stoned. But this thing just ain’t goin away. I guess I’m kinda glad its going slowly, because maybe that means my immune system is just chillin and taking its time, and it won’t get so hungry it wants more and so it won’t go after another important nerve. Crossing fingers. See that? wow. I even found a silver lining to this cold not going quickly. I’m so glad I have that talent, to find something good in just about anything. Even that blog I don’t want to read anymore causes me to be grateful I’m not like her.
Hmmm, blogging is actually not killing me. As long as I don’t do links. Seriously, 3 links and my brain was like nooo don’t make me think, haha!
I spent all day yesterday reading the stories on the blogothon. That was great! What a great idea! I couldn’t donate though, apparently Alex doesn’t like the donate form. Gotta do it over the phone. Oh but Alex sure didn’t mind the new GDB store, bad blogger, not linking. I went to check out this street pack everyone on the email list was talking about. Someone wrote me off list to give me a good description of the bag, and said they were clearing them out. I was gonna sleep on it, and come back today, but then another woman on the list said she was gonna get it for her birthday, so I decided it would make a good “new job” present for myself, and its jut the kind of bad I’ve wanted, so I went to test it out and Alex liked the store and told me to buy it. So I’ve got a new bag coming. Its the kind with one strap, that goes over the shoulder and you can swing it around to get into the bag without taking it off. As soon as I realized I’d need to carry a good sized bag when I have a guide dog, I’ve wanted one that style. And its got the GDB logo on it. So really, it was a must have. Retail therapy is so fun when sick 🙂
My arms are starting to hurt. Gonna see how my brain handles editing. Oh yeah, not going to Saavi tomorrow again 🙁 I haven’t worked out in over a week. Bullocks.