Both The Nephew and The Little Girl Cousin took showers this morning, so by the time I got up to shower, the bathroom floor and the bathmat were already wet. By the time I got out of the shower, the floor was so wet, it had leaked through to the basement. Somehow, I got lectured about it. I guess because you can't lecture a four year old about his shower.
Then we found out the Tivo wasn't working. We unplugged it and let it set. That didn't help. So the sister went online and did their trouble-shooting. None of that helped. So she called the Tivo company. They walked her through a bunch of stuff, but none of that helped. "It's just so old, ma'am. We don't even make that model anymore. Would you like to upgrade? Oh no, we're sorry, that won't be compatible with your Comcast box."
Comcast has screwed us again. They sent us this box that they said we have to use or our cable won't work. It's not the Federally Mandated Upgrade to HD or whatever that everybody had to do. It's just some thing that Comcast came up with that, as far as I can tell, has done absolutely nothing but make our Tivo work all wonky like. Comcast kept telling us that we just needed to get their DVR, but we already have Tivo and a Tivo subscription and I swear, they just made us hook up this box thing so that no other Tivo/DVR would work but theirs.
And now that our Tivo is broken for good, it looks like we might have to get their stupid DVR. I am pissed because they've been telling us we have to buy their DVR, so of course, I don't want to buy their DVR. Way to take the choice out of the customers hands there, jack-asses. I vote we get the new Tivo, if it doesn't work, we still have 30 days to return it. But that's a lot of hassle, so I don't know. Either way, my half will be about $100 and that's about $100 dollars I don't have to spend. No new clothes to wear for my photo ops at convention this year, I guess. (But still, convention, so I guess I'll shut my mouth about that).
Either way, I just lost my "Josh Holloway is in prison in an orange jumpsuit" movie that I recorded and hadn't watched yet. The Midwest Regionals of the Little League World Series. Enrique Murciano's CSI episode (he did two of them, so I was saving it until the other one re-aired so I could burn them to a DVD together - and damn him for being on shows that conflict with Supernatural, cuz you know I love him but not as much as I love Supernatural!)
And most importantly, and frustratingly, I lost the last ten episodes of So You Think You Can Dance. It was down to the last six people and they were all my favorites (somehow none of the people I had been cheering for had gotten eliminated yet, which was going to make the last episodes I had to watch, real nail-biters for me). But now they are all gone. I'm gonna look to see if I can buy them on Itunes, but I highly doubt it.
I'm so pissed off. Oh and the NCIS:LA episode where the Dominic storyline got resolved, which I missed the first time around and was looking forward to finally seeing.
I know the Tivo was like six years old, but come on, it's all my life blood and shit. I needs it! And I wants my So You Think You Can Dance episodes. And if the new Comcast DVR doesn't let us transfer to our computers, I will be so fucking pissed off! I was so depressed, I skipped my workout and just drank an extra Mountain Dew and ate chocolate chip cookies.
Then we had to go to my dad's for his birthday. Which sounds fine except my dad's house smells. I mean, really. I get a headache after about ten minutes inside there. And my dad is depressing, how much he has just let himself go, how he doesn't take care of himself. The Nephew and his parents were also there. I like my sister-in-law, we get on great, except when my brother is with her, because she and my brother constantly bicker with each other and say nasty things to each other, even at my dad's birthday dinner. (which may explain the serious problem The Nephew is having with tuning things out, I think it's how he deals around his house, just tuning it out.) And my brother insists on talking about all of his loser friends at great lengths and then is affronted if we say we don't know who he is talking about.
My dad was happy though - except for my Canadian Brother and his family, all of my dad's kids and grandkids were there (oh and except for the "Adopted Son" because apparently he's in jail again). I guess if my dad was happy, that's all that matters.
Except my head hurt and I was exhausted and I opted to block out the stupid conversation my brother was carrying on about how James Cameron's Avatar and Michael Bay's Transformers are the best movies he has ever seen (and I ignored that except for catching my sister's attention long enough to mouth the words "dogboy" at her.) I was busy playing Dinosaur with The Nephew - even though I was still exhausted because he and The Little Girl Cousin were awake until 1:30 in the morning last night, until I finally separated them. Also, I had to take them on two different bathroom breaks in the middle of the night, the last one at 3:30 am, because if I didn't get up and take Little Girl Cousin, she would have peed all over my sister's couch and that's where I do my workouts, even though apparently, I'm never working out again, I'm just going to eat cookies!
And now my head still hurts and I feel dirty and smelly and gross from being at my dad's but I can't shower because the bathmat is still wet!
And I think I'll move to Australia.
Except then, instead of having to do these family things in little bits all spread out, I'll just have to come home for two weeks every year (from Australia) and do the family things all lumped together at once.
And then, you know, have a brain aneurysm.
In Sum: For my Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day - I want recs for fics with animals. No, casiedearestfic, not Werewolves. I mean, like, Jared runs a rescue shelter or Dean and Sam find a stray dog. Help?
Thanks, people. I'll be in Australia.