Weekend Update; Comcast

Not a whole lot new from here.  Lauren and I are just wrapping up a fairly restful, enjoyable weekend.

Friday after work we used a gift card to Laredo’s in St. Louis Park.  We will have the review available soon on our food blog, but I will say that it was a very unique Tex-Mex dining experience.  That night we chilled at home and continued watching House on DVD, the next show up in our series of TV shows on DVD.  It is taking me a while to get into it because, unlike awesome shows like Six Feet Under and The Wire, there is no arc from episode to episode yet.

Saturday we spent much of the day in Edina at the Galleria where Lauren used up our Crate & Barrel gifts cards from the wedding and completed her wish list.  Let me tell you, that was a lot of fun for me.  I did run into old VF co-worker Jeff Gwost though and had a friendly chat.  At night Lauren was excited to break out her new kitchen gear and entertain some dinner guests.  Apologies to golden birthday boy Jesse Cooney for not being able to join in his celebrations!

Today we wandered over to the Walshichetti house to watch the Vikings/Steelers game, which ended disappointingly.  But the Chargers won easily over KC to improve to 3-3.

I also had my share of excitement with Comcast this weekend.  We have had problems with our HD service and they sent out a technician Saturday morning who swapped out our bad box for a brand new one.  After returning from our afternoon shopping spree, we were greeted by a strange repetitive clicking noise, which turned out to be the new cable box.  The hard drive wouldn’t start up, making our DVR feature useless.  I called Comcast back again at 12:30am and they assured us they’d come back Sunday to give us another new box.  To make it up to me, the support guy offered me six free months of the premium sports package!  Right now, there’s another Comcast technician in our apartment replacing the cable box, and he too is offering us some free programming for our run of bad luck.  I could pick whatever I wanted for free between HBO, Showtime, Cinemax, and Starz, and I chose Showtime because of Dexter, though HBO with Curb and Flight of the Conchords was very tough to pass up.  Our failures with Comcast have actually been a good thing!

5 comments

    • Thanks Mark. Since posting this, our newest cable box has also gone out! It simply won’t power up… no clock, nothing. I tried plugging it into other outlets, tried a different power cord, nothing. I will have to call tech support again when I get home from work today.

  1. Wow. Mark Casem HAS to be a bot. Comcast would never pay someone to sit there and monitor “The Entire Internet” for complaints about Comcast. If so, they would need an army.

  2. Maybe God is trying to tell you that you don’t need to watch TV…he/she wants you to go to church or read the Bible instead. Or maybe your cable just doesn’t work. Hard to tell. Thanks for the thank you card, I got a good laugh out of it (guess the joke’s on her)…quite funny! I can’t wait to get invited to a dinner party at your place to try out the fancy C & B dinnerware (hint hint!)

    • Maybe you are part of some reality show like Boiling Point to see how far you can go before you get completely fed up with Comcast and there is a prize at the end for you.

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