Remember this intro to Rod Serling's Outer Limits?
"There is nothing wrong with your television set. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. We are controlling transmission. If we wish to make it louder, we will bring up the volume. If we wish to make it softer, we will tune it to a whisper. We will control the horizontal. We will control the vertical. We can roll the image, make it flutter. We can change the focus to a soft blur or sharpen it to crystal clarity. For the next hour, sit quietly and we will control all that you see and hear. We repeat: there is nothing wrong with your television set. You are about to participate in a great adventure. You are about to experience the awe and mystery which reaches from the inner mind to... The Outer Limits."
Well... with Art gone to San Francisco, guess who has the remote controls? I've never wanted to touch it, but with Art leaving he had to teach me how to use them. It's not a matter of just turning it on because we have an attic antennae, not cable. We have to go through our DVD player to get good reception. Then there's the accessing of Netflix Instant Streaming, etc. I had him write the instructions down.
I can see why men like holding the remote. There's a certain sense of power that you get being able to raise and lower the volume, change the channels, etc. all by yourself.
Art will be back very soon. I wonder how many romantic comedies I can squeeze in before he returns. Hmmm... or maybe I could watch Pride and Prejudice again?
POSTSCRIPT: Did you all see that Netflix is raising their price as of September?!? They're now splitting their DVD and Instant Streaming so that if you do both it'll cost you $15.98 instead of $9.99? If you only want DVDs or only Instant Streaming, you can pay $7.99. Good grief!