Monday, July 28, 2008

Rage Against the Machines

You ever have one of those days where every modern day convenience you touch breaks or doesn't seem to work right? That was my Sunday. First off, my sewing machine...she was working great after I gave her a nice new shiny needle...until the bobbin had to be changed. Once I changed the bobbin and cleaned out the feed dog she would go for about 6 inches or so and then the top thread would break. So, I re-thread the top thread a million times, loosened the tension a million times to no avail. I was literally sitting there for an hour and a half trying to get her to go. I had to pack her up and take a break. I will try again tonight. I just don't know if I can stomach having to rip out another seam because she is breaking on me.
The other machine that died on me was a little more sad than the sewing machine (which I know I can fix). My portable DVD player that my parents bought Tim and I almost three years ago played its last DVD last night. I was all ready for a movie, got my jammies on and put in a movie (I won't mention the title, believe me, you will laugh) and it played OK for a while and then froze. It played a little more and then froze yet again and then the screen went blue and it said "no disc". I took the disc out and cleaned it, hoping it would read and no dice. I tried another disc just to see if it was the movie I was watching and it wasn't. The machine will no longer read discs. Very, very sad for me. On another note, I have to give that little movie machine some props for a brand I never heard of, it lasted about 3 years and had played a TON of movies on my nightstand. I am a movie lover and unfortunately Tim and I don't like the same movies so at night time, I watch a movie before I go to sleep. It actually helps me to sleep too, stops my mind noise, which can be quite loud. I have no idea what I am going to do tonight. Maybe when I get home and try it, it will be alright and play again.

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