DVR was my friend

Tuesday, June 2, 2009
The TV is hands down the biggest fight that happens in our apartment. Besides the fact that I leave clothes on the floor and I don't clean enough (whatever!), I think the TV comes a close to first to our number one source of fighting.

Why?

Because the BF thinks he somehow commands the TV. As if he's a caveman and he owns the whole domain of the TV. Newsflash - ya don't, I live there too. Because he thinks he owns the TV, he also conveniently deletes my Dvr'd shows. For example, Idol never EVER taped on Tuesday nights. Interesting, huh?

So what if I like to watch the ridiculous opulence known as the New Jersey Housewives with their big hair, Botox and mafia ties? Sooooo what! And who cares if I DVR every episode of Oprah?

The BF likes to watch the History channel, shows about man eating catfish (no joke) and Rescue Me! (I like Rescue Me too but what the hell is up with the man-eating-catfish show?!)

BF, please pay special attention to this part. Just because I'm home and dvring the shows doesn't mean I have to watch them when they are on. That's the beauty of DVR - I make the shows fit within my schedule and I wait to watch them it's convenient for me.

XOXO

10 comments:

Maxie said...

I don't even watch things live anymore. I like to fast forward through the commercials.

Anonymous said...

love those real housewives shows. i can't stop watching them!

Sarah said...

crap, i hit enter before i said that comment was from me!

All Lacquered Up said...

Sounds like you need a 2nd DVR or that new ATT Uverse where you can record up to 4 shows at a time and watch them on any TV in the house. We have 3 DVRs to avoid scheduling & human conflicts and plan to make the UVerse switch very very soon.

Allison M. said...

Maxie - I'm with you. love scrolling past commercials.

sarah - me neither!

all lacquered up - we live in an apartment and I don't think I can't get in ATT or, we'll have to pay to have it installed and deal with all that drama.

Katelin said...

i am so with you on that one, i dvr everything, even if i can watch it. i'd much rather fast forward through it.

luckily though, matt gives in to my horrible tv taste.

Fizzgig said...

Tv. My obsession. I will have two tivos when I cohabitate again. It's manditory!

Does dvr do this....my Tivo will tell me why something didnt record if I look it up in recording history. it says "such and such was a higher priority show" or "this was a repeat and you have it set up to record first run" or........"someone in the household deleted this recording"

dun dun dunnnnn.....

reason 455,567,234 tivo is truly your best friend, it tells on people!

wekeepsaying said...

i haven't had a tv for almost 2 years now and i am still loving it. j and i watch all our tv shows together and online. if i don't like one of the shows he watches, he tries to watch it while he's working or working out, or i'll put in headphones and watch my own show. it's really nice not to have anything to fight over.

steph anne said...

I love my DVR too and watching shows whenever I can and skip all the commercials.

Lil' Woman said...

I don't think I even watch shows at their reg. scheduled times anymore thanx to my DVR and I soo DVR RHONJ and Rescue ME (<--Big Man put me onto RM and now im addicted!...can someone please tell tommy to STOP sleeping with Sheila!)