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WildaBeast 27 July 2013 01:44 AM

First world problems
 
My regular barber is sick, so I have to wait until some time next week to get a haircut.

A Turtle Named Mack 28 July 2013 05:45 AM

Tonight I wanted to watch the VHS copy of Bicentennial Man that I had bought a few weeks ago. When I put it on, it was at the credits. I had to wait 2-3 minutes(!!!!) for it to rewind before I could watch it.

GenYus234 28 July 2013 07:27 AM

Someone using a VHS tape is not in the first world.

A Turtle Named Mack 28 July 2013 01:55 PM

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Originally Posted by GenYus234 (Post 1755568)
Someone using a VHS tape is not in the first world.

Being in the first world does not mean one has to keep up with the jonesing. Just that the opportunity is there. I have DVDs, but I also have a VCR because I have so many VHS's from when those were state of the art.

Morning 29 July 2013 12:20 AM

I just got my cell phone bill. It was 3x the usual amount. ($167!!!!!!!!) Looking at the bill I found that every call I have made or received since July 4th has been counted as originating from or received in Harrisonburg, Va and charged as roaming. I am not now nor have I ever been in Harrisonburg, Va. I have not left my home area in months.

I checked my phone. I have roaming blocked on my phone controls. I have data locked; everything except calls and texts are blocked (my pharmacy sends free texts to tell me when my prescriptions are ready, and the state sends free alert texts).

I have called the company and they have escalated the case to the next level and George (who has no direct number) said he will try to find a solution and will email me.

My temporary solution is to shut off the damn cell.

Spud Sabre 29 July 2013 01:28 AM

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Originally Posted by A Turtle Named Mack (Post 1755580)
Being in the first world does not mean one has to keep up with the jonesing. Just that the opportunity is there. I have DVDs, but I also have a VCR because I have so many VHS's from when those were state of the art.

Same for me. I can't come up with any Disney movies (excluding the Pixar ones) that I don't have solely on VHS, if I have them at all.

Seaboe Muffinchucker 29 July 2013 03:42 PM

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Originally Posted by WildaBeast (Post 1755433)
My regular barber is sick, so I have to wait until some time next week to get a haircut.

Or else [shudder], let someone else cut your hair.

Seaboe

GenYus234 29 July 2013 03:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Spud Sabre (Post 1755644)
Same for me. I can't come up with any Disney movies (excluding the Pixar ones) that I don't have solely on VHS, if I have them at all.

Where's your telethon? Where's your Sally Struthers?

WildaBeast 29 July 2013 06:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Seaboe Muffinchucker (Post 1755737)
Or else [shudder], let someone else cut your hair.

Seaboe

I actually asked if someone else could do it, but another customer already had an appointment with the only other person there. But either way, yeah, I'd rather have the same person do it every time so I don't have to explain how I want it cut to someone else.

Errata 29 July 2013 07:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Spud Sabre (Post 1755644)
Same for me. I can't come up with any Disney movies (excluding the Pixar ones) that I don't have solely on VHS, if I have them at all.

Netflix has a number of their traditional animated features available for streaming. Far from the whole catalog, but they have Mulan, Hercules, Dumbo, Pocahontas, Aristocats, a bunch of Tinkerbell stuff, and many others. They have almost the whole catalog available for DVD in mail, and the newer stuff in Bluray.

Latiam 29 July 2013 08:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by A Turtle Named Mack (Post 1755580)
Being in the first world does not mean one has to keep up with the jonesing. Just that the opportunity is there. I have DVDs, but I also have a VCR because I have so many VHS's from when those were state of the art.


You can get a program and use your computer to transfer all of those onto DVDs. My Dad did it for all of our stuff that wasn't replaceable. The old film reels of me as a kid were transferred onto a VHS tape, and now we're transferring it onto a DVD (yet we still have the film reels, which confuses me).

DawnStorm 31 July 2013 03:22 AM

So many interesting looking books at the local library.....so little time!:(

Aud 1 31 July 2013 05:24 AM

I used my sewing machine to make curtains. Boring old curtains instead of cool costumes.

Alarm 31 July 2013 03:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Aud 1 (Post 1756374)
I used my sewing machine to make curtains. Boring old curtains instead of cool costumes.

Which you can then use to make kids some play clothes, so they can go romping around the village and hills singing "Do, a Deer!"

:fish:

DawnStorm 31 July 2013 04:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Alarm (Post 1756431)
Which you can then use to make kids some play clothes, so they can go romping around the village and hills singing "Do, a Deer!"

:fish:

That should be Doe, a Deer, but hey, whatever floats your boat. :D:p

A Turtle Named Mack 31 July 2013 04:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Alarm (Post 1756431)
Which you can then use to make kids some play clothes, so they can go romping around the village and hills singing "Do, a Deer!"

:fish:

Quote:

Originally Posted by DawnStorm (Post 1756434)
That should be Doe, a Deer, but hey, whatever floats your boat. :D:p

No, actually, the song name is Do-Re-Mi, and is about teaching the solfege musical syllables, so it really is "do, a deer". Confirmed in this lyrics site:
http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/t/t.../do_re_mi.html

GenYus234 31 July 2013 04:24 PM

You're both wrong. It is "D'oh!" "A deer!" "A female deer!" as seen in this documentary

Alarm 31 July 2013 05:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DawnStorm (Post 1756434)
That should be Doe, a Deer, but hey, whatever floats your boat. :D:p

D'oh! (A Deer!)

I thought I had reread myself enough times to avoid any mistakes.

ETA:
So I was right! but then I was spanked anyways!
Now I'm confused and I no longer know right from wrong!

WildaBeast 01 August 2013 03:51 AM

The California Earthquake Authority apparently has no way of making a payment online. I have to actually mail them a check to renew my earthquake insurance.

RichardM 01 August 2013 04:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Alarm (Post 1756456)
D'oh! (A Deer!)

I thought I had reread myself enough times to avoid any mistakes.

ETA:
So I was right! but then I was spanked anyways!
Now I'm confused and I no longer know right from wrong!

Oh deer (sic) are you going to run for political office then? ;)


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