Saturday, September 08, 2007

On a Wire Between Will and What Will Be

First off tonight, I want to share a YouTube video with you that JWilliam from The Baby Seal Club added to my comments. If you're not a big Motorhead fan, (or even if you are) it might be too loud and creepy for you. Fortunately or unfortunately, it takes a lot for something to be too loud and creepy for me. Anyway, if you're interested, here it is.

Today was Friday and it was okay. We got through the afternoon, like we too often do, by talking about our favorite episodes of The Muppet Show and Fraggle Rock. Once we ran that into the ground, we all made fun of the one viagra commercial where they use that Elvis song to sing, "Viva Viagra". My main boss was talking about the list of side effects and was trying to imagine how uncomfortable it would be to have an erection lasting longer than four hours. Then my co-worker John said, "If I had a four hour erection, I'd go downtown with it." Then we all had to carry that wonderful image of him walking around downtown showing off.

After work, I dropped the girls off at the high school football game and gave them money for pizza and pop, which is exactly how Donna Reed always fed her kids on TV, I'm sure. Then I went running. The weather was perfect, and just as I was getting to Scott Boulevard, and all full of runner's high, The Breeder's "Cannonball" came on my Mp3 player. My neighbor was running the opposite direction and we very clumsily gave each other a high five as we passed. I felt compelled to add an obnoxious "Whoooo!" to it. I'm always good for that. Later in my run, as I was heading down Dodge Street and getting a little sluggish, "Maniac", by Michael Sembello, came on and quite literally ended my run on a positive note. It could only have been better if there had been someone to spray me with a hose while I ran in place...Maybe next time.

Okay, so here's where I reach out to you, my kind readers, for help. I'm still trying to get my XBox live going. Not so much because I'm ready to play people, (although I'm totally up for playing Uno with Q. and Fringes too, if she plays) but I really, really want to download old school arcade games. Alas, I can't get it going. I hooked it all into my router like it said in the instructions and my computer is working just fine through it, but I'm getting nothing from the XBox. I would be ever so grateful if anyone could tell me what I'm doing wrong.

After I got too frustrated trying to work my XBox, I gave up and watched the first four episodes of this season's Weeds. I had a year of free Showtime and it ends tomorrow, (or today) so I won't get to see the rest of the season until it comes out on DVD. Wah.

Now I gotta crash.


Payne's Gray said...

You may need to forward ports from your router to your 360. These ports...

UDP 88
UDP 3074
TCP 3074

are all required to use XBox Live. They will have to be opened up in your router configuration.

laura b. said...

Can't help you with your Xbox dilemma, but please keep writing about that runner'r high. I swear that little by little it is motivating me to start...well, taking nice long walks at least!

Stepping Over the Junk said...

I gotta go rent Flashdance.

not fainthearted said...

try rebooting everything (turn it off/shutdown/unplug ...whatever.....wait 5 seconds. turn it back on/restart/plug in.

Sometimes everything just needs to be reset to play nice and recognize each other and all the equipment give the nice little cyber handshakes everybody needs to be on the same team....

evil-e said...

Without picking it apart too much, except for the fact that Motorhead is a three piece and not a spandex band with fluffy hair, the video is freaking hilarious. I especially like the little crowd shots and the people getting into it.

Killer said...

Call tech support about the XBOX.

I wish I could get a sitting on the couch high...I mean without any outside drugs. Only because I get tired of getting off the couch to get said drugs.

Poptart said...

Damn! My friend Sharon starts as a recurring character on Weeds this Monday night!!!!

(I don't even have cable, let alone Showtime, so it's not like I'll be watchin' either...)

Churlita said...

Payne's Gray,

Thanks for all your hope. I'm at another stopping point. God, I wish I knew what I was doing so I didn't have to bother other people.


Nice long walks are probably better for you than running. They don't mess up your feet the way running does,


I highly recommend it.


Thanks, As usual, my computer issues are bigger than that. I would be so, so, happy if that were all I needed to do.


Oh yeah, It doesn't look anything like Motorhead. I just like the pedal that activates the head banging dolls.


Couldn't you place a drawer with your stash right next to your couch so you wouldn't have to get up?


You should find a friend who has Shotime so you can watch it there. It's an awesome show and how cool is it that your friend is in it?

.j.william. said...

I, too, want a headbang-inducing kick pedal. Shouldn't every home have one?

Michelle said...

I have a hard time getting any sort of technology set up too, so I can't help with the XBOX :(

But all your running sounds good. I'm living vicariously through you, because I don't think I'm going to pick up running again anytime soon :)

Churlita said...


I wish I had one.


Yeah, but you're going to Spain. I think I'd forego the running for that.