Friday, January 10, 2020

Going to the Chapel

This past week, The Audiophile and I celebrated our baker's dozen anniversary. One would think 4,745 days of wedded bliss would prevent the following situation from happening, but alas...

The Audiophile was planning a weekend trip to a stupid-cold location to do an audio project. I decided not to go along since he was going to be rolling up his sleeves, tearing into some speakers, soldering in some mystery parts, and I don't know what else.

In anticipation of my 52.5 hours of solitary refinement, I downloaded the Roon app to my phone. It seemed like a good idea to test the app prior to his departure, so I strong-armed his system and switched up the music a few times just to mess with him a little bit. Good times.

Before he left on the trip, I asked him to show me how to turn on the system so I would be able to play music while he was away. He said, and this is a direct quote, "I don't know if I want you messing with my system. It's complicated."

Fortunately, I wasn't brandishing a sufficiently lethal weapon or this would be written from a penal institution not of my choosing. Reluctantly, he took me to the rack that holds all the rectangles and pointed to one rectangular item. That item has one toggle switch. That one switch must be toggled into an upright position.

Right now, as I type, I'm playing an incredibly low-fidelity pop song from the 80's, and I sure hope The Audiophile isn't having any trouble getting through security at the airport with that soldering iron that he thinks he's going to put in the overhead bin.