Today I got shots for Hepatitis-A, tetnis, and typhoid from the doctor in preperation for Vietnam. I thought it was just going to be a drop in and talk to the doctor kind of thing, but no, I sat for an hour and a half in the waiting room, and then probably 20 minutes in the examining room before the doctor came in to talk to me. And he spoke super quickly and I don't think I caught everything he said, but he apparently is an expert in Vietnam becase he worked for national geographic there. It would have been a boring and forgetful visit except that before I left I was measuring myself on an old-school weight scale in the hallway while waiting outside the doctors office. He walked by and told me "Now don't cheat Joe." Its the little things that make me not hate that place. I still should have requested sick leave from work though.
I got a surround sound system because the speakers that come in my new tv suck. I haven't hooked it up yet, but Micros was telling me that you have to run all your audio devices into the receiver, and then from the receiver forward just the video to the tv. I had read other webpages that said the same thing but I'm really hoping they're all wrong. I don't want to be constantly changing sound inputs on the receiver, that sounds like a huge headache. I'll set it up next week and see. I wish I could just change inputs on my tv like I do right now, and it would automatically figure out whether the input has support for 2 channel or 5.1, and then forward the audio from the tv to the receivers. Also I wish that I didn't have to get a dvd player built into the receiver. Anytime things come built together your just asking for something to go wrong and leave me stuck with either a receiver and dead dvd player or a dvd player and faulty sound outputs. Somehow tv sound appear to have missed the technology breakthroughs of the past decade. How hard is it to decode an audio channel and output it? Surely it shouldn't require this massively heavy box and cost $300. I should have tried to breadboard a solution.
Yesterday the cashier at the Alexandria Wholefoods asked me if I got a haircut recently. Hadn't been in there in over a year probably.
I realize I'm behind on quotes here, but I swear they're pending.