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Desperate Working Mommas
Your one-stop site for fanatical television snarking, questionable political analysis, occasional attempts to address the parenting issues facing working mothers, and halfhearted promises to stop obsessing about the entertainment industry, already! Oh, not to mention the random bitching and moaning. There's always that.
Friday, February 17, 2006
Dinner? Now? Can't you see I'm in the middle of "Monk"?!

The problem with TiFaux is that you can record too many damn shows. I know, right... have I met me? Seriously. I admit I never thought I would utter these words, but DUDE-- there is simply not enough time in the day to watch the twenty-six hours of television I have already recorded in the past four days since the heavens opened up and the gods of entertainment brought me some frickin' cable. It's crazy, I tell you! I mean, I haven't even had a chance to watch this week's episodes of American Idol yet. I KNOW! I'm all over the place, skimming through the TV menu, clicking "record" like nobody's business-- "Ooooh! Monk! I haven't seen Monk forever!" "OMG! Did you know David Boreanaz has a new show? I am totally all over that one! Rawr!" "Home Alone is on?! Like, the actual movie? On TV?! Nuh-uh! We are SO there! Er, for the children!" "You mean I can record Gilmore Girls AND American Idol?! At the SAME EXACT TIME?! HOT DAMN!"-- and then life happens and I commence with the doing of the homework, and the making of the dinner, and the purchasing of the groceries, and the preparing of the birthday celebrations, and the bathing and tucking in of the children, not even to mention the spending of the quality time with iFred ('member? my new Powerbook G4?)... oh, and TGIM, of course...

My point? Well, besides cutting back on all the time spent on homework assistance and cooking and personal hygiene and whatnot-- like, duh!-- I obviously need to be more selective. Life is too short for indiscriminate TiFauxing.

link | posted by Cat at 8:18 AM


11 Comments:
Blogger wordgirl commented:

We're such Luddites! No TiVo here, though the ability to record two differen things at the same time threatens to cause a mental flameout when I try to picture it.

» 2/17/2006 9:27 AM 
Blogger Cat commented:

To further blow your mind, not only can I record two shows at once, I can watch another recorded show while doing so! Can you even imagine?!

And hey! Who you callin' a Luddite?!...

*runs away to look up definiton of Luddite*

...Hey! Who you callin' a Luddite?!

Wait. You weren't calling ME a Luddite, were you? I get it. Heh. Just kidding.

But hey! I learned a new word! I shall use it in a sentence:

My mother in law does not even know how to check her own email, the Luddite.

» 2/17/2006 9:37 AM 
Blogger WILLIAM commented:

Cat you are LUDitt-cious.

» 2/17/2006 10:56 AM 
Blogger phsymom commented:

Another TiFaux addiction commences.

Just wait ... now when you watch regular LIVE TV ... you will be continually trying to scan through the commercials and get frustrated when you can't ... attention span? What attention span?

» 2/17/2006 12:54 PM 
Anonymous kalki commented:

I am so freaking jealous right now. SO freaking jealous.

(Say hi to iFred for me. He treatin' you well?)

» 2/17/2006 8:00 PM 
Blogger Bente commented:

If we were to have cable and an Australian equivalent to tivo I know I would be the same way.

» 2/17/2006 10:32 PM 
Blogger Ern commented:

I know. We have ours set to record (OK, here comes my nerdiness in full force) Star Trek TNG and CSI, which are each on THREE TIMES every day on Spike. Excessive? Maybe. But we LIKE to have CHOICES!

» 2/18/2006 3:03 PM 
Blogger Daddy D commented:

Gotta love technology!!!!!!

- Jon
- Daddy Detective
- www.daddydetective.com

» 2/19/2006 9:21 AM 
Blogger Odd Mix commented:

I love Monk. I think the show is so successful because most everyone has a little of Monk in them.

And Kalki, I understood that iFred was a girl.

» 2/19/2006 11:06 AM 
Blogger Cat commented:

True, Odd Mix, true... And don't feel too bad, Kalki; iFred gets mistaken for a boy ALL the time...

» 2/19/2006 4:08 PM 
Blogger Amy commented:

We don't have Tivo but we have something like (the Canadian version) and ME LOVES. We don't even bother to watch live tv anymore mostly, just wait about a half hour and then you can watch with no commercials.
I loved when you said, 'for the kids' because I totally say that too! Karate Kid on? Tape it for the kids! Teen Wolf! Kids!

» 2/19/2006 8:18 PM 

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