So my television (actually, the one my dad let me borrow for the next 6-12 months) has been in the shop for at least three weeks now. While the repair guys know what the problem is – the screen needs to be replaced – they haven’t found a donor TV with the right parts yet. During the first week without the TV, I felt despondent like jefbot in today’s strip, in the second week I began to get over it and actually made headway on some delayed projects, but now in this third week, I’m starting to feel the withdrawal pains pretty hard, especially with all the season finales going on (LOST, 24) and cool games out (Red Dead Redemption, Super Mario Galaxy 2), not to mention the upcomingΒ Memorial Day Weekend, where I’ll actually have some free time. Ah, well. Maybe without the TV sucking away so many hours I’ll finally be able to make some progress on PokΓ©mon SoulSilver and that new JEFbot merch I’ve been promising.

For the readers that observe Memorial Day, I hope you’re able to spend this holiday weekend with friends and family. My appreciation goes out to all the men and women who have died in military service to this country. Here’s a link for ways to observe the day:Β click here.