I get miss-work sick so rarely that I find myself struggling to find stuff to do while sitting on my sick butt at home. Seriously, the last time I got sick and was laid up at home for two days (October 2010), I laid in bed and watched YouTube videos all day. While, to some, that may seem like heaven, I got a bit bored after a while.
Afterward, I came home and made some brunch and watched last week's episode of Pan Am (I really do enjoy this show). Then, in an attempt to make myself sleepy, I started reading a book. It didn't help so I made some tea and went through my work e-mail and completed a few tasks that I was able to do on my personal computer.
Now, despite my earlier-stated aversion, I actually went in and am downloading iOS 5 to my iPhone 4. It's amazing how much quicker these downloads are during the day. Six minutes for this download as opposed to the three hours for iOS 4 and some of the larger decimal updates after that. Wow! I gotta do it like this from here on out.
Oh, and I also perused some old DVDs full of MP3s and found some Tori Amos, The Stone Roses, and Warrant. Yes, it's an odd mix, but my tastes in music are all over the damn place. Sue me.
What do you all do when you're home sick? Anything I can glom onto? Please?
Since nixing the dead TiVo last week and switching over to our new Comcast HD DVR, things have been quite peachy.
For one, we've loved having On Demand back. There's so much we've been missing. And it's free! It's also been nice having a high-capacity hard drive as well as a status bar so we know how much drive space we have left.
So, even though TiVo has offered me a replacement DVR for only $50, I'm not sure I want to go back. We're saving money right now on our monthly service charge and we no longer have to pay the rental on the cable cards. That's a pretty nice monthly savings (about $14, if not a bit more).
But, I really need to make sure all our shows are programmed in new unit. I forgot to record last night's Halloween episode of Modern Family. Thank God for online viewing (yes, we've been trying this out lately and it's been nice).