Monday, February 01, 2010

Bloop, Bloop, Bloop, Bloop, Bloop, Bloop, Bloop

The world is in color today because last night, Diana and I made a huge step forward into the future and got...TiVo. Let me back that up for you...”Bloop, Bloop Bloop... the future and got...TiVo.”

Suck it, VCR. You are going to that home where my dogs all went to roam free in the fields. Maybe that is why I always see old unwound Cassette tape clinging to the fences near the fields. Hmmmm!?!

We went to Best Buy and got our little friend yesterday evening and it was like buying a new puppy. I say that because as soon as we got it home I realized how much shit I was going to have to buy to get it to behave. We had to go back to the store to buy a Wireless Adapter so it could use the WiFi signal but after we plugged him in, our little guy was so eager to please.

“Can I set up a season pass for you?” Sure.
“If you tell me what you like I can look for other shows for you.” Really, you’re too kind.
“Did you miss something on the screen? Let me back that up for you.” Oh, you are the best sir.

Our TiVo is named Archimedes, like Merlin’s Owl from King Arthur times. I thought it fitting since this has to be a box of magic sitting under my TV. It may also be alien as it seems to only communicate through a “Bloop” noise that may actually be a language. I am not kidding when I say that I have been trying to talk back to it by using my own “Bloop” in response.

So far we now have Season Passes to our favorite shows:

How I Met Your Mother
House
Big Bang Theory
Life Unexpected
Lost
Human Target
The Office
Community
Modern Family
Sesame Street (yes, I am abusing TiVo now by recording this but I don’t care)
Oprah (This is Diana’s and I doubt will get watched much but she wanted it.)

I can’t believe I don’t have to remember to set a tape if I am not going to be home. Life is amazing.

That is all,

Newt

9 Ripples in the pond:

Kristen said...

Perfect timing! I have been thinking about getting Tivo, but am going to call Dish and see what kind of deals they can give me if I upgrade to DVR....just in time for LOST premier! Hope you enjoy NOT missing any shows!

Trinity said...

Yay to a fellow Lost fan. I have been daydreaming about TiVo all morning and I can't wait to get home and give it a Bloop.

Addy's Daddy said...

I can't believe that it took you two this long to get a TiVo.

Trinity said...

Our VCR was still doing the job but now that I travel it is just going to get harder to keep up. And watching online gets old pretty quick.

Erin said...

And I thought I was behind the times just getting DVR a year ago. Way to go, Vaughns! Bloop bloop!

Lola Lakely said...

First off, I LOVE the fact that you named your DVR- Archimedes. it's perfect.

And fyi, i pretty much adore all the shows that you guys are watching. Too bad you didn't live closer or I would invite you guys to my weekly Lost viewings!

Trinity said...

It is a shame but we can have email chains discussing what the hell is going on with the show.

Angie said...

We don't have Tivo in Canada, at least I don't think so, but we have PVR. It's much less helpful, and it doesn't suggest a damn thing. What a jerk (not you, the machine). I'm jealous.

Trinity said...

We are slowly falling in love with it.