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TV Hell Night

Song Lyric of the Day:

Is there something you’re not sure of / Are you looking for a sign / Are you waiting for some body / To throw your heart a line / Or a quick and easy answer

Paddy Casey / “Addicted to Company

Thursdays have long been my TV hell night. No other night of TV viewing even comes close. This has never been truer than during this current TV season. Not only do I keep up with three shows that air between 8 and 9PM, but I have five shows I keep up with that air between 9 and 10PM. And then there are the three that air between 10 and 11PM. I say “keep up with” because I can’t possibly watch all of them when they originally air. Thank God for the magic of TiVo.

So what to do to keep up with all my shows? (The husband would say, “Don’t watch TV and WRITE instead,” to which I would reply, “Soon, my dear — finale time is upon us. And remember that you watch six of those shows, too.”) Basically, I currently rely on my work VCR to take care of the overlap and record the shows I can’t watch at home — even though our TiVo has a double tuner, it’s working overtime on Thursdays.

For the record, these are the Thursday night TV shows I keep up with: Ugly Betty, My Name Is Earl, Scrubs, Grey’s Anatomy, The Office, 30 Rock, Supernatural, C.S.I., Without a Trace, ER, and Lost. My beloved TiVo takes care of all but three: I record Supernatural and ER at work and watch C.S.I. live on my bedroom TV.

ABC scores some serious cool points for offering all their shows online for free; should TiVo fail to record Ugly Betty, Grey’s Anatomy, or Lost, I can always count on being able to watch those shows online. NBC and CBS should take note: even The CW offers Supernatural‘s most recently aired eps for free online, while they offer only a handful of their shows online for free. However, thanks to MSN.com, I can now catch C.S.I.‘s most recent episodes online for free should I miss watching the show live; turns out they have dozens of current and canceled shows available for online viewing. (You can also watch some current, but mostly classic/canceled, TV shows for free at Hulu.com.)

Keep in mind that this week I’ve managed to work on my book, update my blog, take care of housework, and work on training the puppy on top of my day job. So I’m not a total couch potato. And now I’m off to take care of some grooming rituals since I have an audition tomorrow.

You know what I’m asking Santa for this year? A TiVo for my bedroom TV. Because there’s so much TV, and so little time.

*In honor of tonight’s TV-centric post, here’s a Supernatural promo shot. OK, it’s because Jensen Ackles is so pretty.

Photo courtesy of the awesome JRAUnlimited fansite.


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To Do This Weekend

Song Lyric of the Day:

You’ve got the music in you / One dance left / This world is gonna pull through

New Radicals / “You Get What You Give


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Now With an Extra Helping of Bitchiness!

Song Lyric of the Day

I hate the rain and sunny weather / And I hate the beach and mountains too / (And) I don’t like a thing about the city, no, no / And I, I, I, hate the countryside too!

Ugly Kid Joe / “Everything About You

Today is one of those days. Nothing particularly bad has happened, but I’ve been in one hell of a mood all day. I’m in full-blown superhero bitch mode. Going to grab a solo lunch, read Eat, Pray, Love, and see if my mood improves any. Failing that, I’ll be looking for chocolate.

Wrapping up lunch. At my desk. The restaurant I wanted to eat at was too busy by the time I got there, so I grabbed some lackluster fast food and came back to the office. Bah.

Woohoo! I entered my name in a drawing here at work yesterday, and I just got notified that I won two Regal movie passes and $50 to be donated to the charity of my choice. Who did I pick? I asked that the $50 be split between Pit Bull Rescue Central and Bless the Bullys, which is Tennessee-based. I chose them on behalf of Caleb, of course, and all his mistreated brethren.

Nothing like a quiet evening watching a horror movie from Netflix with the pets to get you ready for bedtime. Most notable thing about watching Last House on the Left? That I was able to watch it uninterrupted. Rich and I never get to watch anything uninterrupted — the phone rings, the cats have a fight, the dogs bark or start juggling to get our attention. I tell you, tonight’s DVD viewing was a historic event.

Now if I could just figure out why TiVo didn’t record the new episode of Rescue Me tonight. Good thing it repeats at 12:08AM. How I forgot to include this show’s title sequence in my post about title sequences is beyond me, so here it is:

Absolute perfection for this show.

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