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Habitrail Contraption Adversity, or, just my Obstinance

Saturday, October 27, 2012

While it is true that we live in a society that is technological, I am anything but. And by the time I learn to use a program or connect a device, the technology or equipment is outdated. My mental keyboard is always short a few keys, if you get my drift. When we left Houston, we downsized by half and I lost my video players. I thought, no biggie, I’ll always have a computer and my exercise videos play flawlessly.

Being a mega-gamer, my son has the best video set up in our home, which I have been overdosing on since he left for college. There really isn't enough space to do much with the traveling movements, but I've made do with the limited room. Now that his dorm has been upgraded, he wants his stuff. WAIT ! I am using this stuff ! I know how to connect my laptop to his beautiful, 40” HDTV with the home sound system. Feeling empowered, one day I even learned how to navigate the Playstation menus to play my dvds WITHOUT my laptop. It took me two whole months of research and persistence to get so far and now I’ve lost it? This is about to get ugly.

Once again I find myself trapped in the dreadful Habitrail, which is no better than the hamster wheel or ball. About the time I embrace the solution found in the big compartment, I get shoved into another tight tunnel which forces me to repeat my efforts for a permanent resolution. Yes, I can play my dvds on my laptop, but I need my son’s laptop to hear it. (I swear, his Asus rumbles with sound when on my lap.) Undaunted, I grabbed a set of speakers and set my laptop on the bar. The area is big with a linoleum floor and the speaker sound is good, but I can’t see my laptop screen. Back into that miserly tunnel I go to continue my elusive search for a way to do my home workouts.

It is like I’m in a maze – one dead end after another with no end in sight. That just means I have to dig for another remedy that will allow me to complete each of my 6 planned workouts without issue. The stubborn streak my DH continually points out in me can only be an asset in this (soon to be ending) endeavor. That determination (a prettier spin on stubborn) is also the characteristic that encourages me to make the right nutrition choices every day. As I explore new options, I promise myself that this time next week will bear record of my 6 Insanity workouts – even if I have to record them from the tv onto a vhs tape in my camcorder so that I can use the combo unit in the fitness center. (Someone who is actually further behind technologically speaking than I am - such a pity.)

Update forthcoming. With good news.

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    OMG....I am laughing my head off! We are kindred spirits in the techno department! You are much braver than I for even trying to figure it all out. I tend to go without and hide under a rock! You go girl. Put your cape on and make the magic happen. Your determination is coming through loud and clear. I know you will get your workouts in!!
    1869 days ago
    LOL, Lynne. I can so relate to this blog! I'm taking a multimedia class & it is kicking my butt! Maybe your dear hubby will give you a big screen for Christmas?
    1869 days ago
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