Posts tagged ‘DVR’

September 26, 2012

Ramblings on a New TV Season

As you can imagine, 3+ months in bed yields quite a bit of hobby time. When you can’t move very much, your hobbies are somewhat limited, so I’ve been mostly reading, watching tv and movies, playing Catan on my cell phone (there’s an app for that! hallelujah!), needlepointing, and messing around on Pinterest.

I have a DVR in my room, so I can keep TV watching on my schedule, and not on the acronyms’ schedule. (This is especially important when I crash and burn, and need to nap despite the airing of the season premiere of Castle.

Tuesday nights are going to be light this season for the DVR – only has to record one 30-minute episode. But Wednesday nights… holy moley. I have to make choices. I never thought I’d say this, but there is too much good stuff to choose from airing at the same time.

Tonight is the whopper: Modern Family, Criminal Minds, and Law and Order: SVU all premiere tonight at 8. My poor DVR only records 2 shows at a time. The only way I can see around this problem is to watch the SVU premiere (2 whole hours of busting bad guys and putting them away) in another room (if I can bear sitting on a couch) while the DVR records Modern Family and Criminal Minds.

But this is no long-term solution. SVU will air at 8. Modern Family will air at 8. Criminal Minds will air at 8. What’s a girl to do?

I think the time has come for me to admit that Criminal Minds is a show I like to watch random reruns of. Maybe someday I’ll borrow some DVDs and watch a season straight through. The truth is, though, that Mandy Pantikin (who was Inigo Montoya! I had no idea until yesterday!!!) isn’t on the show anymore, and that’s probably why Criminal Minds has been relegated to the “Better Than Eh” list. A great actor playing a great character – love to see that. But Matthew Gray Gubler can’t make up for Pantikin’s absence, and I guess I’ll be skipping Criminal Minds this season.

See what profound thoughts I have in between saying the wrong words and having weird dreams?

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August 5, 2012

So I’ve Been Bedridden Since June 26…

And here are some of the things that being bedridden for over a month has given me a new appreciation for:

(And no, I currently do not care that that is an improper use of the semi-colon.)

1. TV shows on DVD – Recently, The Mentalist and Alias have been fabulous comforts to my convalescence. Next stop: Early Hitchcock series.

2. DVR – I’ve always loved DVR; TV on my time and fast-forwarding through commercials always seemed like a good idea. But nowadays, it’s extremely handy – readily available distraction from pain FTW.

3. Scrumptious-smelling candles – thanks to Nancy, this is the candle I’m currently enjoying.

4. Homemade cookies.

5. This amazing work of technology.

6. That the Scriptures are an incredible and reliable avenue for me to get to know God better. Right now, I am holding onto Him rather desperately, and it is important for me to deeply know Who it is I’m holding onto, so that I might actually trust Him not to let me go. My current favorite is Isaiah 64:4. “From of old no one has heard or seen by the ear, no eye has seen a God besides You, Who acts for those who wait for Him”

7. Chick lit and detective novels – Now, I’ve always loved these, ever since I read my first Nancy Drew in first grade, but right now they’re the easiest books for me to understand. Complex or technical arguments – not computing these days.

8. Needlepoint – I do have to exert some self-control, because after a couple of 10-hour days of sewing, it kinda does a number on my hands and I have to quit for a few days. I think I should be able to continue my current project starting tomorrow. I’ll be done with it after about 3 days of work, so then (hopefully) I’ll be able to make another quick trip to my favorite needlepoint shop to pick out a new canvas.

9. Spellcheck, because my sense of spelling is waaaaaaaaay off these days.

10. LOFT capris, because they are comfy daywear on the days I can get out of pjs, and they look a little more like normal-people clothes than my yoga pants. Unfortunately, the ones I refer to seem to be sold out, so no linky love. But I will say this: I have them in sea glass and pale salmon. The colors make me happy. Right now I’m wearing the seaglass pair with an RUF summer conference T. So comfy.