MIDWINTER BLUES?!

I know we’re all counting the days till spring.    But if you can’t shake the cold in your bones you might as well celebrate it.   That’s why Sag Harbor’s annual “Harbor Frost” is a welcome event during these cold weather doldrums.    Some of the events include a culinary stroll, art exhibits, live music, fireworks and of course the annual “Frosty Plunge.”   This is not to be confused with a “polar bear plunge” which happened earlier this year.  One involves sun starved adults and teens jumping into frigid waters for two seconds so they can take selfies and tell their friends.   The other involves sun starved adults and teens jumping into frigid waters for two seconds so they can take selfies and tell their friends.  If you want more details on Harbor Frost click here.    If your curious about how much Hampton folk love their cold water plunges, take a look at the video below from the East Hampton New Year’s Polar Plunge.

So, if you’re like me … winter is the perfect time for binge watching and seeing all the movies you never had a chance to catch at the theatre.   But if you’ve been suckered like me into upgrading

IMG_1138to the new “Altice” cable system, you’ve been cursing and screaming more than binging and drooling.     The new “higher tech” system that was formerly known as Optimum sounds great.   Each box is a router which you can pause and rewind shows.  There’s also more storage on the DVR that actually can be controlled with voice recognition.  It all sounds great!  If it works!  It doesn’t.   The boxes are constantly frozen, the DVR rarely works and the whole “router” thing is a complete joke!   I’m not saying it’s a complete flop but I’m tempted to go to one cable box and do the rest via Amazon Firestick or Google Chrome.      The ironic thing is I also had a chance to chat with a few of their own employees on the street and even they said the new system is filled with bugs.

So, the moral of today’s blog is go outside, get off your sofa and be social!   Besides, yourTV doesn’t work anyway.

 

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