Wednesday, August 11, 2010

true confessions of my dvr

so this post isn't going to be enlightening or deep or serious at all. think lighthearted...think fluff. yes, that's right fluff (pointless fluff, at that!). i am such a fan of the dvr and truth be told, i'd rather wait to watch something after it's started just so i can fast forward through all of those unnecessary commericals. (which is a lot better than just muting them...just ask hubs...or in his case, channel surfing through the commercials. funny that we both drive each other crazy with how we "cope" during commercials. ha!)

so back to the true confessions... :o)

right now while i'm enduring such "a grave injustice" (aka gross summertime cold) i've been catching up on all my favorite shows that have been sitting in the dvr just waiting to be watched and it's been glorious. so in light of all the dvr fun i've been having, i thought i'd share the goodness with sweet of me, right? let you live vicariously through my dvr viewing pleasure. what can i say, i'm a giver ;o). **you should read the last sentence (which, by the way, holy run-on sentence, batman!!) in a very light hearted and slightly saracastic tone (but not a mean saracastic tone).**

for real, back to the true confessions...

rachel zoe project: i'm sorry but who doesn't love watching rachel and team zoe style people? i really love it and i think some of the things she says are absolutely hilarious. i've been using the phrase, "it's bananas" all day even though it's so last season. i told hubs i've picked up some "life lessons from team zoe" (ha!) one of which was if you have a problem/issue/something negative in your life the best way to "cleanse" it is to go shopping and just purchase a new look. of course! why didn't i ever think to do that? ;o) obviously, i'm kidding and not that shallow or materialistic but i will vouch for the fact that sometimes a little retail therapy can be fun...but...hello, shopping addiction if you use it to cope with all of life's problems (to be clear, something i'm totally not advocating ;o)

top chef: hubs and i both love top chef and always watch this together. i just love the competition, the crazy challenges, and hello....the drama :o). i'm having a harder time getting into this season for some reason but i've watched top chef from the very first season so i'll press on to the end of this one, i'm sure. as a total aside, i'm not sure about the whole "top chef just desserts" that's coming on soon....i have doubts that it will be able to make it. sometimes it's good to just leave the original alone and ditch the spin off shows....i'm thinking this will be one of those times.

friday night lights: who doesn't love coach taylor and tami? again, a show i've watched since the first season and even though the last few were a little bumpy i really like this season. i'm more than happy to let it take up storage space in the dvr.

bethenny getting married: i will admit that i was (am) a fan of the rhnyc (who am kidding...i'm a fan of most of the real housewives shows. it's like watching a train just can't look away) and was happy that bethenny started her own show which is great and not drama-filled like rhnyc.

best thing i ever ate: i just think this show is fun and interesting. i try to keep a mental list if i ever visit one of the cities mentioned because how fun would it be to sample one of those dishes they highlight on the show.

barefoot contessa: i just love her and even though her recipes aren't usually very good for you, i really enjoy watching her cook. all of her cookbooks are on my amazon wishlist. i just wish the team that preps her kitchen and makes it look so pretty and organized would visit my kitchen. sigh. i can dare to dream.

anne of green gables: last but certainly not could you not love anne (with an "e") shirley? pbs has been showing two episodes every saturday night and i've been recording them. i used to have the vhs (what is that?!) set of all of the episodes but i don't know anyone who even has a vcr (again, a what?!) anymore. i've added the anne of green gables dvd set to my birthday/christmas wish list but since those holidays are several months away, my trusty dvr is coming to my rescue. where else am i going to get inspiration to declare to hubs that "i'm suffering a grave injustice" or that i'm "absolutely in the depths of despair." ha! anytime i say something like that he looks at me and says, "been watching anne of green gables again, have we?" what can i say? he knows me well....he is, indeed, my bosom friend. (another anne reference, btw ;o). i also love that one minute i say something like that to him and another, we're talking like ganstas to each other. we have a hilarious yet identity-crisis filled relationship with one another sometimes :0).

and thanks to anne, just remember "it is a tremendous consolation that tomorrow is always fresh with no mistakes in it.....yet." so until tomorrow, i'm going to finish my dvr watching today.

1 comment:

Christy said...

I too am in love with my tivo. I always wait until a few minutes in so that I can fast forward through the commercials. However, tonight as I was watching SYTYCD, I zoomed through a Hardee's hand-breaded chicken finger commercial, and even in high-speed, it made me yearn for some crispy fried chicken goodness. Be afraid of the power of advertising.