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I haven't actually used broadcast television in over six years. But anyway, I'm at a hotel, and I thought I'd watch the Olympics since am too tired to really do anything else. Colleague says she's getting NBC on channel 41 in her room. I'm in the same hotel, but channel 41 is solid baseball. Channel 33 is NBC and is covering the Olympics, but the reception is horrible. I've stopped to watch most of the other channels to see if they're this bad, and they're just fine. This is the only channel continually cutting out, and NBC is definitely on a different channel in my colleague's room.

How does this work, exactly? Would some rooms be on satellite and some not? Idk if this is stupid, but I honestly don't understand. Also, you can't use the remote control to press 3-3. It will only register one number at a time. This is dumb but seems like it must be completely unrelated to the same-network-on-different-channels and horrible reception.

In other news I had dinner with [livejournal.com profile] seraphcelene who is a really amazing person. Comes highly recommended as a fandom and real life friend.

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Date: 2014-02-13 05:00 am (UTC)
my_daroga: Peter O'Toole in Lawrence of Arabia (lawrence)
From: [personal profile] my_daroga
Man. I have no idea! That doesn't make any sense at all. Only thing I can say is, check the connection of the cable? Like, make sure the cable is tight? IDK.

Also, Josephus of Borg just brought me two fake mice, isn't she sweet?

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Date: 2014-02-13 06:19 am (UTC)
my_daroga: Mucha's "Dance" (Default)
From: [personal profile] my_daroga
I haven't seen any, so far! But yes. I love skating.

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Date: 2014-02-13 06:32 am (UTC)
my_daroga: Mucha's "Dance" (Default)
From: [personal profile] my_daroga
She is here in the sense she made it here, she is not here in the sense that she is currently *on a date*. But yes, we're having fun!

And yes, let's watch some skating. Um. did I ever tell you I saw Stars On Ice once while I was in college? With Scott Hamilton and Kristi Yamaguchi, etc?

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Date: 2014-02-13 06:55 am (UTC)
my_daroga: ambiguous? (batman)
From: [personal profile] my_daroga
God we are so MFEO. I love you.

Also, I keep wanting to go, "whaaaaaaaaaaat" at people and stop myself because I'd sound like a total idiot.

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Date: 2014-02-13 07:05 am (UTC)
my_daroga: Gaston Leroux's The Phantom of the Opera (phantom)
From: [personal profile] my_daroga
I heard that song the guy is singing when he's driving the van and runs into the tree.

It made me think of you.

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Date: 2014-02-13 07:14 am (UTC)
my_daroga: Sirius from Diana Wynne Jones' Dogsbody. Based on my dog. (dog)
From: [personal profile] my_daroga
Maybe YOU do.

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Date: 2014-02-13 07:15 am (UTC)
my_daroga: (oh my)
From: [personal profile] my_daroga
OMG I need that fucking yesterday

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Date: 2014-02-13 07:34 am (UTC)
my_daroga: Portrait of Charles Chaplin (charlie chaplin)
From: [personal profile] my_daroga
What's wrong with us is that if any of this even exists, you're currently holding out on me.

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Date: 2014-02-13 06:12 pm (UTC)
kate_nepveu: sleeping cat carved in brown wood (Default)
From: [personal profile] kate_nepveu
Did you find the Teen Wolf Olympic skating + hockey AU? Uhh . . . . take a step before running by magneticwave @ AO3?

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Date: 2014-02-13 05:14 am (UTC)
melannen: Commander Valentine of Alpha Squad Seven, a red-haired female Nick Fury in space, smoking contemplatively (Default)
From: [personal profile] melannen
it's possible that one TV is set for cable, and one is set for broadcast - like switching between dvd and cable and a game system, only you're switching between broadcast and cable, and your TV is stuck on broadcast. Is there something on the remote that would let you pick a source or something? (My mom's TV can switch between DVD, VHS, other DVD, FIOS via the VHS player, broadcast through the digital box, broadcast through the dvd player, and various unworky combinations of the above that just gives you bluescreen. It scares me and I avoid it at all costs.)

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Date: 2014-02-13 05:19 am (UTC)
synecdochic: torso of a man wearing jeans, hands bound with belt (Default)
From: [personal profile] synecdochic
Call the front desk and let them know you're not getting cable!

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Date: 2014-02-13 05:40 am (UTC)
synecdochic: torso of a man wearing jeans, hands bound with belt (Default)
From: [personal profile] synecdochic

Gotcha. I wasn't thinking "have them send someone up", more "ask if there's a setting you can adjust", but I totally understand "auuugh, telephone".

I've been watching the BBC's Olympic coverage through Tunnelbear, which gives you 500mb free per month, if you've got the bandwidth for streaming.

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Date: 2014-02-13 05:35 am (UTC)
seraphcelene: (pic#523339)
From: [personal profile] seraphcelene
Everyone beat me to the punch! It sounds like you're not getting an actual cable feed. There may be an option for that on the remote. Also, front desk! It's why they are there.

Meanwhile .... Dinner was awesome! So very, very, very glad that I got to see you and hang out. I only wish I didn't have to go to work tomorrow and you didn't have to fly out.

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Date: 2014-02-18 08:17 am (UTC)
seraphcelene: (Default)
From: [personal profile] seraphcelene
Me too!

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Date: 2014-02-13 07:34 am (UTC)
my_daroga: Mucha's "Dance" (Default)
From: [personal profile] my_daroga
Did J tell you?

Totes jealous of her getting to meet you. I hope we can, someday!

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Date: 2014-02-18 08:16 am (UTC)
seraphcelene: (pic#523339)
From: [personal profile] seraphcelene
I can't wait to meet you! It's a plan without a timeframe, but definitely something that has to happen!

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