You know, for 1.5 years, I was completely without cable.
I had a TV, a DVD player and VCR, but no active "channels." No TiVo, not even the ghetto, Comcast-issued DVR. Nothing.
What's this you say about Lost? Huh? Who is Carrie Underwood? The Amazing what now? No, I have not seen that commercial.
It was a sad state of affairs, but I was resolved. I was tired of spending a couple hours every evening watching bad television. For every hour of "good" TV, I was certain to watch at least an hour of something I really didn't need to see. And not just re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-reruns of The Simpsons, but things like infomercials for face creams (or rather, Facial Cream Systems) and Guerra De Los Sexos! on the Spanish channel.
I do not speak Spanish.
So I used my downtime to do other things. Like blog. And knit. And date. My plan worked. But then. Ohhhhhh, but then.
Last Christmas everything changed.
Of course you can come stay with me... my dad's fiancee had said. It was the last night of my holiday vacation back east, and I had been invited to stay with Jane and spend the night with her and her daughter.
...we can stay up and watch Project Runway.
I didn't think much of it.
I didn't know.
And then, back-to-back, one, two, THREE episodes! Ohmygod. Tim Gunn is so great and encouraging and smart and WHY has no other show had someone like him? I love you! Carry on! And Heidi is so gorgeous and cute and adorable -- SO adorable that when she tries to be all snide and scary, she's just cuter. Ha, ha! And remember? Last December? With Santino! And Ahhhhhndre! And Nick! And WHERE THE HELL IS MY CHIFFON!?!?!?
I got cable.
And now, a year later, my life is very different. I watch television. I don't watch a lot, just enough to warrant my cable bill (and the ghetto DVR it comes with).
I love Project Runway. I enjoy Top Chef. I am THRILLED about Top Design. And you know, American Idol.
And now that I am owning up to this, I have made an executive, creative decision. Are you ready?
I am going to blog about television shows.
Does this matter? Probably not. Do you care? Probably not. But I have just decided it's silly not to talk about them so whatever.
Anyway, my quick poll question, which I'm assuming very few of you have any interest in answering is this:
A. Do I post my recaps here?
B. Start a totally different blog?
Any emails and comments will be greatly appreciated!