I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Up

No, I’m not all elderly and decrepit, needing a button to call for help.  Maybe one day, but today is not that day.


Instead, I’m stuck in my theater room lounging on a beanbag chair.  I have become one with the furniture.  My lazy gene has taken over my body and kicked out the motivation gene.  I still have the ability to move, but only to adjust my comfort level.  

The last couple of days was a torrent of spring cleaning.  Both inside and outside of the house.  I’m really happy with the progress and all of the assistance I got from my family.  But today it came to a grinding halt.  All because of my Colecovision.


I wanted to play some of my old games on the big screen.  We don’t have a tv in the theater room- just a projector.  Unfortunately there was no way to connect the rf switch to our projector.  I tried to bypass this issue with an old vcr, running the rf switch into the “cable in” and using the RCA cables going out.  No such luck.  I’m sure there is a way to resolve this issue, but with my current collection of cables and wires, I was unable to play Zaxxon.  This made me sad.

I know there are downloads available on PlayStation or something.  I also know that there is a retro console available for purchase with all of those classic games built in and shown in hi-res.  But that’s not the point.  The point is that I am at a stage where I may indeed get rid of my Colecovision and my Intellivision.


After the disappointment kicked in, I opted to pull out Guitar Hero 3 and play a few rounds with my wife.  She was happy to beat me.  But when we stopped, I couldn’t get up.  My comfort level was too damn high!  She left and I had to call out to a child to come into the room to turn off the screen and stereo.  I was lucky enough that my iPhone was within reach so I could write my blog post today.

I can try and turtle-roll myself out of this beanbag chair and get started on my dinner.  Maybe a shower as well.  Unless someone wants to feed me…  I’ve fallen and I can’t get up.  The beanbag chair is like a warm hug entrapping me in its arms.

Comfort vs Style

This past weekend, my wife finally agreed to changing out our theater room seating.  We used to have a large L shaped leather couch that we have since moved into our family room.  In its place, we put our white love seat and couch as a temporary sitting arrangement.  Those couches we have had for nearly twelve years and they don’t suit our home any more.  So it’s time to change it up.


Our theater room used to be a formal living room.  But we hardly used the space when we first moved in.  My wife and I decided (mostly with my convincing of her) to make it into a theater room.  We have enjoyed many years of family movie nights, video games, and sporting event finals.


However, since changing the style of seats the comfort level has been lacking.  The kids fight over where to sit and how to sit.  Even I am uncomfortable as I try and curl up beside my wife on our love seat.

At Vancouver Fan Expo of all places, my wife “discovered” some new seating possibilities.  To say that I am irked is putting it mildly because for years I have suggested it.  However it took her trying it out without me around for her to suggest it for our home.  Now, she is seriously looking into the idea.

FINALLY, we may be buying bean bag chairs for the room.  Check these bad boys out at Yogibo.


Okay, it may not seem very grown up or whatever.  But hear me out.  These aren’t just your run-of-the-mill Walmart bean bag chairs.  These are of a higher quality and come in more sizes and colours.  The layout and configuration of our theater room can be in constant change.  My wife and I are now discussing how many to buy, which styles and what colours.  We may end up with a rainbow assortment at the end of all this.


All it took was a salesman to flirt with my wife to make this happen.  😉  Just kidding. It took my wife finally trying out a bean bag chair that wasn’t cheaply made.  As much as I’m all for couches and regular furniture, I’m kind of excited about the change and basic silliness of it all.  I’ll keep you posted on the progress…