Sometime between Thanksgiving and Christmas, I finally caved and let Trey sign us up for Tivo. I just didn’t see the point. We don’t watch that much tv, so why on earth would we need to record it?
Oh, how wrong I was!
Thanks to Tivo, I no longer have to choose between Glee and The Biggest Loser. Thanks to Tivo, I’ll never again miss an episode of How I Met Your Mother. And thanks to Tivo, I discovered that Star Trek: Next Generation still comes on basic cable sometime deep in the middle of the night.
And fast-forwarding through commercials ain’t too bad either.
However, I have discovered in the past week or so, that Tivo has one major flaw…
I’ve lost all sense of time. I’ll be watching an episode of Frasier, and just before I move to skip the commercials I’ll see a news bulletin about the impending blizzard! “Again, already?!?!?!” I wonder aloud to myself. No. Not again, silly girl. That episode was from 3 weeks ago.
Case and point: this past Saturday, Trey and I got up around 9:30 (well, maybe I slept a little later). Trey was working on his computer and I plopped down next to him on the couch and took control of the remote. Monk, The Simpsons, House, Burn Notice, CSI…we happily spent the day browsing our Tivo library. Then, before we knew it it was 6pm and neither of us had showered or eaten dinner and Trey had to be at the theater for a show by 7:00. Tivo stole our day from us and we never saw it coming.
Don’t get me wrong…I love this little piece of equipment.
Now, what day is it again?