Monday Bits

Blogger is being a bit wonky this morning so I have no idea when this will actually get posted.

Things going on this morning:

Note to self: overmedicating on cold medicine and then drinking coffee is a bad idea. Yes, your nose will no longer flow, but your head will be floating somewhere near the ceiling and your stomach will be near your feet. Very bad way to start the day and it does not help your already poor typing skills.

I completely forgot (thanks for the reminder Slate), that the sixth book in the Outlander series comes out tomorrow. A Breath of Snow and Ashes has made the New York Times Best Seller List in presales.

The government has given TV Broadcasters until 2009 to switch over to the HD format and they are throwing in $3 billion dollars to help people covert old antennae TVs to accept the HD signal. According to this article on Gamespot, there is an estimated 72 million people who still use rabbit ears to watch TV.

I knew this was coming, but I did not know that older TVs would not accept the HD signal. This problem makes this transition into a class struggle since poor people may not be able to convert older TVs. Will the $3 billion dollars go to the people who need it or will millions of citizens be without reality TV?

One last thing. I think winter may have actually arrived as it was in the 40s this morning. Thank the Lord for small things.

–Jane, floaty