Kaylynn's comments on TiVo got me thinking, or should I say, revived my thoughts from this past week. I'm never home. No--literally--I'm never home. I leave the house between 7:15 and 8:15 every morning. Mondays I get home at 9:30pm. Tuesdays at 7:30pm. Wednesdays at 9:45pm. Thursdays at 7:30pm. Fridays I usually plan something for after work, so I get home anytime between 5:30 and 9:00pm. Most Tuesdays and Thursdays I have something else to do after I get home, too.
This is not to elicit "poor Molly" comments. I do it to myself. I like having a lot to do. But my point is that sometimes I would like to just sit at home. But I rarely want to watch TV.
I am constantly coming home to Richard, Dianna, and/or Christian staring at the TV. Truth be told, it drives me insane. It makes it look like they've all been sitting there staring at the TV mindlessly all day. Granted, I know this isn't true. Dianna works and goes to ballet and babysits at night. She stays pretty busy. Richard hangs out at the Derby's, does his homework, makes himself dinner, and goes to the skate park. He, too, keeps himself pretty busy. And Christian goes to work, goes to school, makes dinner, does laundry, etc. etc. etc. So he's very busy, too. But somehow every time I walk in the door -- it's TV time. It just makes people look lazy. And that's stems from the fact that even when I come home at 7:30pm, there is still plenty for me to do without sitting in front of the TV. So I automatically think, "Isn't there something else you guys could be doing??"
I know. I'm pretty alone on this one. Most people I know love spending hours in front of the TV. It's their way of relaxing.
So to pull a complete 180 on you guys -- here's why I'm a hypocrite. I'm not a big fan of spending a lot of time in front of the TV, but I do have my guilty pleasures. There are only a few shows I love. And if one of my shows is on, don't call me. Don't stop by. In fact, don't even try to have a side conversation with me. I need to hear the TV and unlike most people in the civilized world, I can't just push pause. (Disclaimer--I'm still usually multitasking while watching my shows.) I know. It's funny and completely hypocritical. And I'm not denying it.
That's where TiVo comes into the picture. As life gets busier, TV gets better. Why is that? For example. Tonight.
8:00-9:00pm on CBS: Survivor China
9:00-10:00pm on NBC: The Office season premiere
9:00-10:00pm on ABC: Grey's Anatomy season premiere
Tell me. What exactly am I supposed to do? And why don't I have TiVo yet? Oh wait. I know why. It costs money. Hmmmm.
3 years ago