Saturday, January 26, 2008

1 + 1 = Potato!




Back in the day when I had the job I wanted, I traveled a lot. Conferences here, special events there and once in a while, even though I loved the travel and nearly constant motion, once in a while I reveled in a Couch Potato Saturday where I popped in movie after movie and only left the couch to change the movie, get a bite to eat and go to the potty palace.

These days the constant motion is gone, movies have been nearly replaced by TiVo and Satellite TV. I can lessen my time off the couch since the remote does the searching and changing for me.

Sometimes the entertainement comes from looking at the list of shows/movies that TiVo has recorded for me. For those of you who don't know, TiVo not only records the shows you ask it to, but it tries to learn your likes and dislikes by the shows you record or if you give shows thumbs up or thumbs down. You can also list key words or actors or topics and TiVo searches for shows that fit the bill.

Sometimes, however, I'll be looking through the list of shows and I stare in amazement at my TiVo asking incredulously "Do you know me? Have you ever MET me?" I get up pretty early for work and often as I walk through the den to the kitchen I see the red recording light on. Recording something at 4:30am can be scary to be sure.

Once I started seeing that TiVo was recording all these home improvement shows. "This Old House" "Design on a Dime" etc. I don't tend to watch anything remotely like this and couldn't figure out where they were coming from. I commented to a friend about it and he said "Chris.. your TiVo can see into your apartment... maybe it's trying to tell you something" So now I have a SASSY TiVo. I'm surprised he didn't start taping Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, but then again he can't see into my closet and only my Den. Maybe that's why he taped "Atlantic City Hookers: It Ain't E-Z Being a Ho" I'm not kidding. Oh well, I can rest easy. I'm not a Ho.... I don't charge.

BUT I digress. I think Couch Potato Saturdays are fantastic. So far I've:
1. Had a bowl of Cap'n Crunch/Corn Pops mixed (in for a penny...)
2. Watched 3 episodes of Law & Order (the original)
3. Watched The Devil Wears Prada (funny how close to home that can be)
4. Finished off the tuna casserole
5. Giggled about TiVo taping the Ho sho.
6. Watched Connie & Carla (my friend Alec Mapa is a HOOT!)
7. Decided I was behind on posting then came on to give you this wonderful missive.
8. Decided what show to watch next after I hit "Publish Post"

(It's X-Men: The Last Stand I think.... I'm going to have to pass on the Ho Sho)

Until next time!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If there's anything better than going back to bed at noon in pink fuzzy jammies with a bag of baked Cheetos and a pot of tea to watch TV for the next 10-12 hours, I know not what it is.
Ok, I have an idea of something better, but this is a family board, right?