Tuesday, June 19, 2007

HOV, TV, DVR; Oh how I love acronyms!


If you plan on driving 40mph, please DO NOT get on the HOV lane. The HOV lane is intended for people who desire to speed, and are serious about reaching their destination in a timely manor. You must be willing to be at or exceeding the speed limit to enjoy the benefits of the HOV lane.

I hate to keep harping on this, but really people, 40? There was a car going so slow today it was holding up the CITY BUS!

Now back to your regularly scheduled post.


Today we’re going to talk about TV, Satellite TV to be more specific. My family has finally entered the modern age of Television. We have satellite TV WITH A DVR!!! This is quite possible the coolest thing since sliced bread. I get to watch TV whenever I jolly well please. I don’t have to wait until Veronica Mars comes on at 8pm on Tuesday to watch. (a very inconvenient time for me.) I can just tell my little TiVo friend and he saves it for me. Then I can watch it at midnight if I so desire. This idea is revolutionary for me. TV on MY time, YIPPEE!

And yes, for the other 3 people out there who watch Veronica Mars, I know it has been canceled. DOGONNIT! Why oh why? The 4 of us were really enjoying that modern day Nancy Drew. But alas, all good things must come to an end. Even if they really don’t end, they just kinda stop because they did not expect to be canceled, but you know, I have a good imagination so I can conger up my own happily-ever-after scenario for our little Veronica and Logan. And just in case you were wondering, yes this is the Homeschooling on the Hilltop blog, you did not inadvertently stumble upon the blog of a 15 year old girl.

As for how this TiVo thing has changed my children’s lives…well, let me tell you. Myth Busters, Dirty Jobs, Man vs. Wild and How It’s Made seem to be playing on a loop constantly in my home. Frighteningly, I also purchased Backyard Ballistics for my boys last year, so between Myth Busters (if you haven’t seen it, it is basically grown men who act like 12 year old boys and blow things up) and the book, I am actually afraid to let my boys go outside because of all this new found knowledge of explosives. If you hear of a forest fire caused by two teen boys trying to see if you really can light a match with just the Texas sun and a magnifying glass, you’ll know who they are talking about.

The good thing is that if any of my kids do find themselves lost in…say Alaska, they know how to stay alive by eating live Salmon (one of the few fish you can eat raw, apparently) and starting a fire with a shoe string and a toothpick (oh, wait that was MacGyver)

There is an upside, all four of my children sit quietly all day staring at the black box and I have peace. HEHEHE got ya, I’m just kidding, they are not quiet even when they are staring at the black box. The upside is that all four have seen the great benefit in getting a VERY GOOD education so they can get VERY GOOD jobs and not the dirty variety that they portray on Dirty Jobs. God bless the people who are making a living cleaning up this world. We’d be neck deep in muck without ya!

You may now go about your day, I’m going to go turn on the TV and watch something that is not really being aired right now because I have that power.


Kathleen aka Coffee Mom said...

I think our boys would get along very well. Billy has completely taken over our tv. Mythbusters, How it's Made, Survivorman, Monster Garage, Dirty Jobs, Deadliest Catch, pretty much anything on Discovery Channel. I think the programmers on the channel are a bunch of pre teen boys, because they sure do it right.

Halfmoon Girl said...

I am pretty lame- I still make my 8 year old boy watch preschooler shows with his little brothers. His fave is America's Funniest Home Videos. We don't get all those fun sounding shows you and Kathleen talked about.

nsremom said...

I don't have t.v. right now, but for 5 long, glorious months I had cable tv. It was the first and only time in 14 years of marriage, as it was free. We watched dirty jobs as well and decided we all had weak stomachs. (did you see the blood worm one? ewwwww)

but my favorite cable channel was The Food Network. It was addicting. I cooked some great meals in those 5 months. My husband even told the guys at work!

Heather said...

LOL ... love your public service announcement ... ;)