Oct 21, 2007

DVD Delivery & Birthday Party

Saturday morning, I got up and got stuff together to head over to my aunt's aptartment.
I promised her I'd get her a DVD player when I got paid this last time, so I was going over to hook it up and drop off some movies for her to watch.

I took the back roads getting to her place, and went by the property my grandparents used to own when I lived with them in High School.
That area has sure changed!

It took a little over an hour to drive to her place, so I picked up some lunch for both of us before I got there.
After we ate, I opened up the box for the DVD player and started hooking everything up.
Now let me just say this, it wouldn't be a big deal for most people to have to talk about this, but nothing is ever as easy as I'd like it to be.
My aunt's TV didn't have any REGULAR inputs for video and all that.
All she had on the back of the TV was a single coaxial input. Very Old-Skool!
I had to also get a phono-to-coax converter to get it all to work right.

I plugged the phono plugs into their respective places, attached the coax cable from the wall to the converter and then.... found out that the coax cable from the converter was a "screw-on" type but the coax input on the DVD player was a "push-on" type. WTF?!?
So I had to run to Radio Shack and pick up an adapter. A 15 minute drive there & back for a $1.99 part.
Except when I got back, I got the wrong adapter.
I needed a 'screw-on coax-to-phono" adapter.
So back in the car to Radio Shack again.

Luckily I was able to exchange the part without having to shell-out another 2 bucks.

I got back again, and then discovered that.... ta-da!... I was trying to plug the DVD player back onto itself.
I really didn't need that adapter at all.
2 trips to Radio Shack and $2 dollars spent on a part I didn't need in the first place.
Oh well, I finished plugging it all together and then tried out a couple of videos to make sure it worked, which it did, and then I left.
I beat feet back home to take a shower and get ready to go to Puyallup for a friend's birthday party later that evening.
Hotness drove (Thank goodness!) and we got there in plenty of time.

It was sort of a birthday / new job celebration for him, as he has just recently started a new job as a financial consultant for an International firm.

We ate lots of great food that his wife put together, played some Nintendo Wii, and just hung-out for the evening.

We weren't keeping track of the time, and so it was around.... yup, you guessed it... after midnight before we left to go back home.
I think my life is becoming a Judas Priest song!

Since his birthday wasn't officially until Sunday, we were there long enough to be there when it became his actual B-day.

So.... Happy Birthday Joe and congratulations on the new job!

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A Monk's Tale said...

What's wrong with the old coax? That's what my old Nintendo has, and it could be the only reason to not get a plasma/hdtv/or any other incredibly large tv...that and it'll probably burn a screen or something into it.