Thursday, November 8, 2007

Day 8 - Saying g'bye to TiVo

Today I have not done too much, because I have been attached to my Tivo. Tom signed us up to get the latest dish which has over 100 HD channels (this causes Tom to pant), and so I'm being forced to play "catch up" on all my recorded shows. Don't even ask how many I have on there that I have not had the chance to watch! But this new change happening tomorrow has forced me to decide which episodes of my recordings are really important. I've deleted 80% of them instead of watching. That should tell me something.

Tivo has made being a couch potato even more pathetic than what being one already makes you. If you don't know what Tivo is, or what DVR is I will explain. It's a device hooked up to your tv, sort of like a vcr or dvd player would be, but it has a computer in it that can be accessed by your remote control. Tivo allows you to record any show you want with the press of one button. You can even set it up to record a "Season Pass" of a show - which is just what it sounds like - an entire season of one program so that you never have to remember when it's on. It automatically records it for you! Tivo also allows us to never be burdened with waiting through a commercial - you can fast forward right through them - or through the boring parts of your shows. This is particularly handy for stuff like American Idol & Dancing With The Stars results shows. I can watch an entire episode in 15 minutes!

So tonight, I will fast forward through the ones I wanted to see that I have not been able to find the time for. Tomorrow will be a new day with a new dish. Men are so easy to please....

I'm going to hang my head in shame and list all the stuff I Tivo'd... keep in mind that at any given time, I am usually 6-10 shows BEHIND (I cap out at recording up to 10 episodes of a show, then they start to delete themselves....).

I have no time to watch these live during their regularly scheduled time slot, so what am I thinking that I might be able to find another time to catch up on a certain recording? I don't know, just don't want to be left out of the loop!

Sad, huh.... ok, in no random order...

Curb Your Enthusiasm
Dr. Phil
Days of our Lives
American Idol
Grey's Anatomy
Dancing With The Stars
Happy Feet
The Office
Inside the NFL
Pushing Daisies
The Bachelor
Misc. Food Network Challenges

It's kind of exciting having The List on Tivo be so small now that I've emptied out my recordings. I can't remember the last time I could hear my echo! Well, no worries - tomorrow the new dish will be installed and I will reprogram all of my shows to record. Only this time, I'm going to start out with being only 1 day behind! I wonder how long that will last......


John said...

It is always good to purge once in a while.

Anne said...

I DVR so many food network shows it is ridiculous. I never have time to watch them all.