Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Peer Pressure at its Best

So, I gave in to all of the encouraging peer pressure, and got myself a DVR. I mean, it will only be another $10 a month on my cable bill, yet the benefits are, dare I say, priceless. Why have I waited so long to join the 21st century?

The show I am most interested in recording? LOST!! For the past few seasons, I have purchased the "Season's Pass" on iTunes so that all of the episodes would automatically download to my computer. The price? Almost $40!! The DVR is much cheaper, and will record so many other shows in the process.

Especially since I am still spending so much time in bed, I am catching up on movies and shows I have always wanted to see. The latest viewings:

  • The Last Kiss (I sure love me some Zach Braff - though I found this a rough, moving, and particularly challenging movie to watch as I approach my thirtieth birthday)
  • The Wedding Banquet (great Ang Lee film about a gay couple, one of whom must get married when his traditional parents pressure him - hilarity ensues)
  • My favorite Scrubs episode, "My Overkill," which features my most favorite musician, Colin Hay!!
  • Classic Pop-Up Video episodes on VH-1 Classic (Metal Mania! Rock and Roll Heaven!)
  • The Celluloid Closet, a fascinating documentary about the depictions of homosexuality throughout the history of film.
Thanks for the good advice, everybody! You never steer me wrong :)


Phyllis Sommer said...

congratulations! welcome to the best part of tv-watching!!!!!!:-)

Professor Howdy said...

There is a time for everything,
a season for every activity
under heaven. A time to be
born and a time to die. A
time to plant and a time to
harvest. A time to kill and
a time to heal. A time to
tear down and a time to
rebuild. A time to cry and
a time to laugh. A time to
grieve and a time to dance.
A time to scatter stones
and a time to gather stones.
A time to embrace and a
time to turn away. A time to
search and a time to lose.
A time to keep and a time to
throw away. A time to tear
and a time to mend. A time
to be quiet and a time to
speak up. A time to love
and a time to hate. A time
for war and a time for peace.

Best wishes for continued ascendancy,
Dr. Howdy

P.S. Here's some blogs & videos
that I found of interest as
I negotiated my way through

Every Student
My Blog Video
Religion Comparison
Avoid This Place
Danish Cartoons
Arabic Cartoons
Muhammad or Jesus???
Answering Islam
Is Jesus God?
A Short Look At Six World Religions
God's Word in different languages...
How to become a Christian
Who Is Jesus?
See The Word
Watch The Jesus Movie
Spanish Cartoons
German Cartoons
Chinese Cartoons
Italian Cartoons
Greek Cartoons
Japanese Cartoons
Portuguese Cartoons
Many Languages
Around the Well
French Cartoons
Hindi Cartoons
Russian Cartoons
Little Girl
Get Saved?
You & Sin City
Mysterious Disappearance
Evolution Video
The Departure
You Need To See This
'Thought & Humor'

Tell me sometime what your
thoughts are about all this:O)

Sarene said...

Mazel Tov! Enjoy! Now I need to get me one of those...

How are you feeling these days?

I'm right there with you regarding Zach Braff. Although these days I'm feeling John C. McGinley and Hugh Laurie much more as the actors-who-play-doctors-whom-I'd-like-to-sleep-with ;-)

Thanks for your thoughts regarding my Heath Ledger post. My brother is currently en route back to Australia. Can't imagine what the reaction over there is.

ZILLA said...

Here's a double dose of fun for Sarene: http://chud.com/nextraimages/scrubby2.jpg.

What is it about Zach Braff? I'd follow him anywhere...

And Hugh Laurie.

And John C McGinley.

But, as far as TV doctors go, my heart truly belongs to GH's Dr Jeff Webber -- I've come so close to buying the complete set of MacGyver like a hundred times, but if I were to buy it, I would get nothing else done. Nothing.

Jessica said...

I HATED last kiss. HATED it!

but so glad you got the dvr. now you too can watch marathon sessions of american gladiators (which of course you would never do- there are some perks to being single and 30ish!)

Sandy Kessler said...

love scrubs do you watch notes on the underbelly

Sue Urban said...

I'm beginning to think we are twins separated at birth... (when is your birthday again?) :o) I have a small obsession with Zach Braff. Since I'm very happily married and ZB doesn't know I exist, I have hope that he will one day marry Natalie Portman and have a bunch of cute little Jewish babies. It's been my dream ever since Garden State. Can't get enough of Scrubs either. Did I mention my small obsession with Zach Braff? I'll never confess whether or not it's a coincidence that my son is named Zach...

Glad you are having some fun while recovering! Congrats on your DVR.

Related to your other post- I'm so sad about Heath Ledger.

Robot Dancers said...

So jealous because i want DVR!
Though lately I am not so much into TV. I'm reading House of Leaves for the thousandth time.

The Egel Nest said...

Welcome to DVR world!

By the way...did you get the DVR from Comcast? If so...make sure they bring you the dual tuner DVR..meaning you can record two things at once or watch something separate from what you are recording. It costs the same but sometimes they bring you old equipment which does NTO have dual tuners.

Just looking out for you technology wise!

I have an obsession with Zach Urban...he is much cuter than Zach Braff...

Natalie Portman though...yum!

The Egel Nest

MJP said...

Welcome to the fold! Is it unhealthy that I'm this happy, yet I'm not profiting in the slightest?

Jerseygirl89 said...

Marci, you are so cool. You're bedridden (or, ya know, close to it) and watch all of these mentally stimulating films. I, on my one day on the couch, watch a marathon of America's Next Top Model.

You are definitely the kind of person who should have a DVR. :) (I am probably not)

Skittles said...

Yikes! Talk about peer pressure. I don't have one of those LOL!