Stream of Near-Consciousness

Screw that whole “Stairway to Heaven” thing, man. It’s all about Ozzy’s “No More Tears.”

Bought a 32” TV from a friend of mine at work and, with help from another friend, got it up the stairs into my game room. (I seem to be doing a lot of television related operations lately, don’t I?) Went to the store after work and, with the measurements of the TV from the TV’s manual, I picked out an entertainment center (corner unit) to put the thing on because the one we already had in the game room wasn’t big enough (or weight-bearing enough).

It’s pretty cool. It’s got the base with a couple of shelves under it that you can put components on, then a couple of shelves that sit above the TV you can put CDs or whatever on. The box said “fits most 32-inch TVs,” which is what I bought, and the measurements were right. Fine.

Got the thing home, put it together, and, with Jenn’s help got the TV up there.

TOO SMALL. Well, technically the right size, but the TV’s more front-heavy than anything and was sitting there sort of precariously. If the cat jumped on it, it’d all be over.

Well, can’t take it back now, and I don’t have anywhere else to put the TV, so….

…unscrew the top part (with the shelves and the CD rack and all that) so we can push the TV back a bit (so the back of the TV hangs over the back of the stand) and… presto! Sits perfectly.

Of course, now I’ve got the top half of a corner entertainment unit that I have no idea what to do with.

But it looks great!

Lots to try and get done this weekend. I want to adjust my awning so the motor doesn’t try to over-extend the awning when it rolls out. I also want to get the cord mounted so we can just leave it plugged in.

I had a dream last night that I was in this Disneyland-style theme park and had lost my ushanka. There were all sorts of them on the ground, there were vendors selling them… but none of them were mine. I went to the lost and found, right near the skee-ball game, but they didn’t have my hat, either. Never did find it again.