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Verizon remotes... rock.

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by jamesA, Apr 30, 2010.

  1. jamesA

    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    Last night I tried to go to bed at 10, ended up being awake until about 1-1:30. I couldn't sleep because all I could hear were TVs going on and on. I could hear cops on one, and some random talking on another. Both BDN and my other roommate have been falling asleep with their TVs on. lol It's usually no big deal, I do it too in my room.

    The difference is the tv in my room has an energy setting so I can dim the screen down, or turn it completely off and still listen to the show. Last night was different though, both of them had theirs on REALLY loud, lately neither of them will bother to turn it down before they pass out, and I don't know how they can sleep with it on like that. When I finally got bored of trying to sleep with mine on, I flipped it off then all I could hear were theirs.

    After a half hour of trying to ignore them (which means I'm not relaxing, I'm trying to conciously not hear them) I went downstairs and grabbed my fios remote and turned off my roommates verizon box... then I wandered backupstairs, stuck the remote on the floor next to BDNs door and after 4 tries got his verizon box to shut off too. I didn't think that'd work, but it did. Within 10 minutes of listening to the peace and quiet I finally got to sleep. lol

    It never ever used to bother me before, but I'd moved the cats litter box to the basement so I have to sleep with my door cracked open now and my house does not absorb noise very well.

    I'm sure brian was confused as to why his tv was turned off when he woke up this morning. lol Can't wait to ask him about it.
     
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    chestercheeto48 Senior Member VIP

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    Sleep timer? Works for me......its like that infomercial......Set it and forget it......
     
  3. jamesA

    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    I mentioned that to my other roommate, she doesn't know how to do it apparently. At least thats the BS excuse she gave me. Obviously she slept pretty well the rest of the night without the noise in the background, cause it was still off when I got up and left for work this morning. Normally Brians' doesn't bother me, he usually turns it off/turns it down.
     
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    jeffie7 Wrong Whole! VIP

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    Only thing I have to worry about with my roommates is cleaning the kitty little from time to time.

    =)

    I'd hate life with roommates. Unless I'm sleeping with them of course.
     
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    eg6sir Supa Mod Moderator VIP

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    i sure the hell do.. luckily they'll both be moving within the next month.. woot! .. time for the spare room back and my office
     
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    DarkHand Senior Member VIP

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    Get a fan. You'd be amazed at how much sound the white noise covers up.
     
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    Drake Well-Known Member VIP

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    This also works great for tinnitus as well.
     
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    95b16coupe New Member

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    exactly. it's terrible. i'll NEVER live with roommates again. unless it's a super hot chick with 10 hot friends that all want to hook up with me.

    so like i said, i'll never live with roommates again.
     
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    Drake Well-Known Member VIP

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    I’d say that you and BDN are fortunate that you have not blown the hell up on each other over something retarded. For example, I had a friend in college that was living with my brother, the girlfriend and I. It just about came to blows over my girlfriend not breaking down the fucking power bill in four even amounts. The bill was always posted on the fridge, but he got pissed because she did not divide it up equally. Also both my brother and he assumed that because my girlfriend is a stay at home mom that she should do all of the house work. It was all together a shitty situation so again, you guys are fortunate.
     
  10. jamesA

    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    i have a 20 inch box fan but if my feet get cold they twitch due to fucked up ankles. bdn and i have really only had one fight because we woke him up playing rockband real late one friday night. it was my fault and it was over after a few days of not talking. other than that we are both extremely laid back guys so we dont get on each others nerves much.
     
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    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    Verizon remotes don't have a sleep timer. You need to set it with the original TV remote.
     
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    chestercheeto48 Senior Member VIP

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    Neither does my DirectTV remote but my actualy TV remote is right next to it on the night stand.
     
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    Airjockie Watanabe Whore!!!

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    I've always slept with the TV on, mostly History Channel. Today, one of my dreams was one that involved a lot of be-headings. in the dream, a lot of pigs heads and serious litigations swamped the dream...it was cool.


    I wake up and see that the History channel had their life mask of the ages or something like that on all morning.
     
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