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So for the past few years I've been a somewhat (ha) self-righteous non-cable haver. But it dawned on me when I saw examorata's new DVR that really, I don't want to have to set a VCR for Grey's Anatomy every week. I don't want to have to ask someone to tape something for me. So I just ordered digital cable and a DVR! Goodbye, productivity, right? :) And hello television smorgasbord. I guess I have to get rid of my "no tv" icon. A reward for all my hard work on living my life this year! No more rabbit ears!

And, no, I don't think this negates our Heroes dates, cheetahmaster and maroonmd! But we may be able to alternate hosting now.

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asimplelife
Sep. 13th, 2007 05:35 pm (UTC)
Dude, having no cable here means NO TV. Apparently you can get like 2 -3 channels with rabbit ears, but who wants to bother. I am envious of teevee for non-cable peeps.

Although, tivo-esque stuff makes me want to get teevee again because then I can watch stuff but not be a slave to the teevee guide.
snidegrrl
Sep. 13th, 2007 05:47 pm (UTC)
I'm trying to think... We had like... NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX, CW, and about 4 public TV channels. And "My 20" which was pretty much a black hole of lowest common denominator programming. But at any given time half of them were completely unwatchable due to fuzz.
asimplelife
Sep. 13th, 2007 05:49 pm (UTC)
OOOO JEALOUS! Still, I am not ashamed to admit that when there is something I really, really want to watch I ask judy to tivo it for me and she mails me the dvd. Hehehe.
jsciv
Sep. 13th, 2007 07:22 pm (UTC)
Yeah, TiVo (and I use the real thing) frees you from actually being a slave to the schedule, which makes TV a recreation that you can enjoy whenever you have free time. For me it often ends up that I have more on TiVo than I actually have time to watch, but since I don't HAVE to watch it I merely have stuff for slow weekends if it's still on the disk when I have the time.

I remember how I used to run home for TV or miss shows, but I honestly can't imagine having to deal with that anymore. I don't know how I watched much TV at all.....
maroonmd
Sep. 13th, 2007 05:43 pm (UTC)
And, no, I don't think this negates our Heroes dates, cheetahmaster and maroonmd! But we may be able to alternate hosting now.

YAY! Good to know. :) September 24th!!!
snidegrrl
Sep. 13th, 2007 05:45 pm (UTC)
LOL! That's our install date for cable!! what time does it start?
maroonmd
Sep. 13th, 2007 05:50 pm (UTC)
9pm! We could come over and break in the new cable!
snidegrrl
Sep. 13th, 2007 05:54 pm (UTC)
OK! We will keep you posted because if there is some kind of ... Comcasticness going on, we will have to come to you. :)
pseudotheist
Sep. 13th, 2007 06:09 pm (UTC)
In case of emergency, I bet you guys could travel the 5 minutes to AA County and watch it in Hi-Def.
cheetahmaster
Sep. 13th, 2007 05:51 pm (UTC)
But we may be able to alternate hosting now.

Huz-zah!
cheetahmaster
Sep. 13th, 2007 05:52 pm (UTC)
Uh, Comcast or Verizon?
snidegrrl
Sep. 13th, 2007 05:53 pm (UTC)
Comcast. It was just cheaper.
snidegrrl
Sep. 13th, 2007 05:55 pm (UTC)
Now I will ever be able to watch "How I Met Your Mother!!!"

Sundays are going to be FULL of catching up on TV.
turbogrrl
Sep. 13th, 2007 06:42 pm (UTC)
I have solved this problem by *not having TV*. It's actually worked pretty well for me. I find I don't miss it much at all.
snidegrrl
Sep. 13th, 2007 08:25 pm (UTC)
I tried to go in that direction, but I think in the end I'm just not that guy. It is healthy for me to have my diversions along with my productive stuff. Hence having to retire the no tv icon! I'll probably keep it around to use in judgement of TV I consider bad. :)
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