Almost Forgot

Got a call on the machine yesterday during my convalescence that almost made it worthwhile: it was a recording from the cable company.
Don’t get me wrong: I love my house, but the neighborhood we live in is about 15 years old, and is one of the only places in the greater Denver area that hasn’t had it’s cable system “rebuilt”. “Rebuilt” means that the company has SOME basic control over the channels that you can see — ours isn’t rebuilt, so regardless of whether you pay for the Basic, Extended, or Gawdawlmighty packages… you’ll get Basic. Period.
The only way around this is to get Digital Cable.
My guess is that there hasn’t been any hue and cry over this in the neighborhood because in addition to being older, the area is also sort of snooty/wealthy (suffice it to say we are an anomaly at best), so everyone just pays for the damn Digital Cable. (So did I, in fact, until I lost my old job and couldn’t justify 45 bucks a month just to watch Farscape.)
And yeah, it pretty much boils down to how much I’m willing to pay for Farscape. Of all the channels you can and can’t have on Basic, the ONLY ONE on the “can’t” list that I care about is Sci-Fi channel.
Which brings us back to the recorded call I got — the cable company, apologizing for the Cable being intermittently out for the next week from 9am to 6pm.
Because they’re finally rebuilding the area.
Which means I can get my damn Sci-Fi fix for a pittance of the previous amount. Hoody-frickin’-hoo.

4 Replies to “Almost Forgot”

  1. I weep large and salty tears for you, Guy Whose Cable System Already Supports a Cable Modem You Rat Bastard You. Really, I do.
    (Glad you’re stuck at home in all the smoke. Nyah.)

  2. I stand corrected. Doyce does not have a cable modem. He has frickin’ DSL, which is more broadband than Qworst or AT&T Broadband can offer me, you rat bastard …
    But I’m not bitter.

  3. Oooh, I have to brag. I just got my cable modem. Two words: Smo King!
    Bonus info – I ate at the Heartland Cafe in Miller on Sunday night. Four pieces of fried chicken, potato, salad, two rolls, and iced tea, for about $7.00. Nice people too.

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