While waiting for the cable guy who arrived when he said he would (first time ever!) I decided to make something with my terrycloth (also, first time ever). A few things about terry cloth: it is really messy when you cut it. My pants look like i was attacked by a fleet of molting towel monsters. The terry i got is a bit stretchy, that coupled with my thread tension made for some wonky corners that are just plain funky. So i need to sew slower and make sure it is not shifting. Also after turning the cloth, the inside seams were a bit bulky and my machine was not havin' it. But, because it is terrycloth you cannot see the thread on the back! :) it worked out somewhat, but i certainly have some tweaking to do.
My cable was fixed so i can watch my HBO and Showtime programs again. Pleased as ever with that, it got better... the cable guy took one look at my remote and laughed. He asked "where did you get that thang?" (as if it is some foreign unidentifiable artifact) "From the cable people" i say. Cable guy says "want a new one?" I say "ok" and we're back in business. There are even legible numbers on the new remote buttons, no paint, no glue, no scratches, no wierd delay. I am a little less old-school now.