Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Betty, Buttons, and a Beau






Thank you all so much for your great comments and heartfelt messages of congratulations.  So many of you went with me on that unexpected detour my life took and were nothing but supportive throughout the whole crazy trip.

 I thank you from the bottom of my heart and hope you will hold on to the Hail Mary strap located just above your heads as I gladly careen into this next exciting phase of my life.

I am writing to you from Brian's house right now.  We are leaving for a trip to Colorado tomorrow, so I came here so as not to face the Los Angeles traffic in the morning.  B is still at work.  

It is a good thing the man has pledged his undying love for me because I am currently sitting here, surrounded by his FOUR remotes, trying desperately to get the TV to work.  

Four remotes?  

Seriously?  

It's not like he has not shown me how to maneuver in this wasteland of electric totems before, but there is a stubborn streak within me that closes off my ear canals when presented with this kind of information.

Bossy Betty hereby declares that believes everyone in America should be limited to one remote per television.  Make it so, my people.

Anyway, I have been waving my arms, punching buttons, reading mysterious and perhaps slightly threatening messages on the screen of his giant TV for about thirty minutes now.  

I think I may have accidentally subscribed to several channels, including a Brazilian cooking/porn channel.  

B will be home soon and I will confess all my sins and probably have a satisfying fifteen to twenty minute rant about technology and remotes and I know he will smile and nod and then kiss me full on the lips, lowering my volume and making me forget everything else. 

 Ah, it is good to be loved completely for who I am.  

It truly is.




30 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Everything is underlined, but that's all right!
We have six remotes at our house. Scared?
Enjoy Colorado and so happy for you!

Hilary said...

Very sweet post, Betty. Now when you get the remotes all figured out, you can tackle the underline issues. Next, you'll take on the world.

jenny_o said...

I'm assuming you got the underlines figured out, because I'm not seeing them.

Lovely post. Have a delightful trip with your fella!

Ms. A said...

Remotes are minor, you can correct that. LOL!

Gigi said...

One remote per television - wouldn't that be lovely and practical?

We've got three or four over here and I've just given up. There's nothing I really need to see on tv anyway.

Have a wonderful trip!

thesweetsimplethings said...

I once had to wait for the dryer repairman at my son's house and decided to watch tv. By the time I gave up, I was sure that I'd bought at least two pay-per-view movies. :)

Olga said...

That is so sweet. I am happy for you.

Slamdunk said...

Ha, I see a posted list of instructions near the viewing area in your guy's future. We have narrowed it down to two remotes unless the kids want to watch a DVD then it is 3--so I guess I am just as bad.

Enjoy your trip.

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

We have three remotes on our chairside table and he has attempted to set them to all operate from one single remote, but sometimes the best laid plans simply don't work... And so I press three remotes. One for TV then another for the sound system and then the Netflix remote since that is all we watch. Crazy. You will figure it out... xox

Alison said...

You make him sound like a saint, but I know there are rough edges to his personality that you have to smooth out. Right?

So are you going to give us an idea of when we can expect wedding and honeymoon pictures to show up here? Don't worry, I can't afford to stalk your wedding.

ellen abbott said...

and equally good to love, to have someone to love. but I agree with you completely about the remote. We only have one and I barely know how to use it. not that it matters much as I watch very little TV and it is always firmly in the grip of the man in the house. which is one of the reasons I don't watch much TV as he tends to channel surf which drives me nuts.

Out on the prairie said...

My kids are snowboarding now, I was suppose to tag along but stayed to work.

Madi and Mom said...

BB OH MY word I'm pretty sure multi-remotes is a disease that all men have. And the worst thing is they cannot keep up with them.

My B watches sports in our study upstairs with 3 remotes at his disposal. I don't have a clue what works what.
Have a wonderful time in Colorado.
Hugs Cecilia

Empty Nester said...

Yes it is and I'm so happy for you that you have someone who does love you for who you are. It's such a rare thing. Oh, I've been saying that about remotes for a long time. I won't allow more than one in here. It's just way more than my poor mind can handle. LOL

Shelly said...

I am smiling from ear to ear- so very happy for you!

Daisy said...

We have remotes everywhere you look too. So happy for you, Betty. :)

Leah J. Utas said...

For who you are is the best.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Enjoy Colorado. My son worked there last summer on an internship and is returning in May. It's a beautiful state.
We have three remotes for the main TV. My husband has mastered one, capable on another and clueless on the third. LOL

Baby Sister said...

There are DEFINITELY too many remotes in the world. I totally agree!! You two are cute. :)

Sush said...

OH my, take a break from blogging and reading my fav blogs and I miss such exciting and happy news!Yay for you, I'm so excited and happy to hear your wonderful news! Can't wait to hear about all your plans and the wonderful joy your new life holds!
Much love and big hugs!

The Chicken's Consigliere said...

Ok Betty put down the remote and step away before you blow up the man's house! And congratulations-just catching up. I couldn't be happier for you. Obviously, you'll have to do something about this remote-a-palooza before the wedding;-)

YrHmblHst said...

I'll 'Amen' your remote proposal, but I'll go it one better - no remotes. When I take over, the likelihood of tv becoming extinct is very high; but even if it doesnt, everyone can get up and change the little clicky dial like I do on the only tube in my house. Its 30 yrs old [RCA] and still functions fine on the few occasions it is called upon.
If I can do it, y'all can too. :)

Green Monkey said...

I'm so very happy for you Betty! and, me on the flip side is enjoying how to work all the remotes. In 14 years of marriage I never knew how to get past the basic channels. Now, I own a smart TV and I linked it to my computer, my netflix acct, my amazon acct, my hulu plus acct. ...etc. The more remotes the merrier I say!

Mary said...


Too many remotes in this household too.
Have a lovely vacation Betty.

Retired English Teacher said...

I'm with you on this Betty. Too many remotes can just make one crazy. I can't even figure out the one that we use now. Why do they make these things so hard?

Have a wonderful trip! Is your love off to meet family with you? What fun.

mama .bonnie said...

For some reason all I can't think of is a day late and a dollar short because I'm so far behind on your great news!
Congrats to you and the certain nice man, you make a wonderful couple!
Oh and I get what you are saying about the remotes. WE now have ONE for each tv and it works ALL the accessories. All we had to do was change our cable provider and get them to do it for us ;o)

Pat Tillett said...

Your are very welcome! Enjoy your trip. Only four remotes?

Nancy Claeys said...

I truly believe the remote collection is a ruse -- so that we are kept confused on the whole controlling the TV issue... at least, it works that way over here!

Congrats on your news. That's wonderful! xo

annie said...

Hi Betty,
1 remote here. It's enough.
Still very excited for you.
Hope Wednesday is going well for you. ღ

BECKY said...

I agree! One remote should do the trick! And Betty, I gotta tell ya...it is SO wonderfully, unbelievably fun, reading words that you typed, like these:

I am writing to you from Brian's house right now. We are leaving for a trip to Colorado tomorrow..

It is a good thing the man has pledged his undying love for me..

I know he will smile and nod and then kiss me full on the lips, lowering my volume and making me forget everything else. Ah, it is good to be loved completely for who I am...

I JUST LOVE HAPPY ENDINGS/BEGINNINGS!