Monday, September 15, 2008

Fun Monday Hoarders

It's another Fun Monday! And this time, our hostess is Rayne at Crunchy Bits. She wanted to know what "stuff we hang on to that un-enlightened people might, possibly, consider junk."

Since moving into our new home, I have seriously been keeping JUNK to a minimum. We "had" a junk drawer, and after six months of living in our house, it has been cleaned completely out. NO JUNK. However, I DID get something at the new house that has caused me to hoard in a whole new way: DVR.

It's great to be able to go about my business, knowing that my favorite shows will be stored up, ready for me, whenever I need to watch. For instance, "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart:"I think I have about five episodes saved that I still haven't watched. And some saved that I want to watch again. He makes me LAUGH...and for an example of the kind of humor I enjoy, see the post below this one.

I also have seven episodes of Cesar Milan's "Dog Whisperer" saved up. They are an hour long, and I have SO MUCH TO LEARN from Cesar. I have to save certain episodes so that I can totally perfect his "ssshhhtt" sound and how to poke my dog in the neck effectively, like the pack leader I know myself to be.My latest addiction is HBO's new series, "True Blood." I have watched the premiere episode twice, and the latest episode is still waiting for me. Just be warned, it's NOT for the faint of heart. HA!I also love "Weeds." I have to save these episodes, b/c some of the humor gets missed the first time around. Tiny little quips that I don't quite catch the first time. Last week's episode was cutting back and forth so quickly between two simultaneous scenarios that I got a little lost, so I'll have to rewatch it before tonight's episode. Not only that, there was rare full-frontal male nudity scene last week that...well...it's just so RARE...and...nevermind.Lastly, I'm glad in this time of political upheaveal, Bill Maher has returned. I have to save his shows, b/c oftentimes his guests will speak over one another. I have to go back and try to focus on one panelist at a time. Last week the guests were Salman Rushdie, Janeane Garofalo, Paul Begala, Roseanne Barr and John Fund. Not a shy group.So, there you have it. My collection!

Now, go check out what our other Fun Mondayers are hoarding!

28 comments:

{i}Post said...

What a great twist to the theme! i didn't even think of DVRing as hoarding, but you are totally right. i always thought i couldn't watch the Daily Show because it was too late, but now i can just DVR it! Duh.

:0/

Gattina said...

I agree with i post, I don't collect junk either but cats, lol !

ChrisB said...

Now those are shows that I'm not familiar with but I might be missing out hehehe!

Robocop said...

This was a great response to the Fun Monday assignment. Great job!

judysteapot said...

Oh I love the Dog Whisperer and so does my police dog Taxi - he sits on the sofa and watches it with me

Tiggerlane said...

ipost - it's amazing what kind of epiphanies can happen on a Fun Monday!

gattina - I have one you can add to your collection - but be warned, she likes to hack up stuff at 4AM.

chrisb - "True Blood" is a bit intense, and graphic, sexually and with violence. But EVERYONE should watch Cesar, if they have a dog!

robocop - thank you! And good to see you back on the blogging rounds.

judysteapot - my dog needs a lot of work before he will sit for an hour on the couch with me. Or a sedative.

Sandy said...

great job. I just cleared out my DVR in anticipation of the new season in a couple of weeks...yay, McDreamy!

Debs said...

Great post! :)

Rayne said...

My older daughter is the DVR junkie in our house. It's odd because I hardly ever see her in front of the t.v. but she has the most shows saved of everyone in the house.

Alison said...

I am very envious...I want a DVR too!!!

Aoj and The Lurchers said...

Since himself has left, the hoard of DVDs has gone with him! I have a very modest collection left now!

Sauntering Soul said...

I didn't think of this twist on the theme either!

I have all of the episodes of Planet Earth saved on mine which I recorded in April of 2007 and still haven't watched. Yikes!

Woodlandmama said...

I have the same problem. Ah well, what can you do.

Tiggerlane said...

sandy - I KNOW...OMG...I am so ready for McDreamy and McSteamy and even McMeredith to return!

debs - thank you!

rayne - my kid does the same thing, doesn't watch them, and then won't let me delete them. Sigh. Kids. What can we do?

alison - it will TOTALLY CHANGE YOUR LIFE. Pausing live tv, especially during a hurricane, so you can rewind seeing that weatherman get blown over? OMG - priceless!

aoj & the lurchers - I have to say, at least he left the lurchers...I think you got the better end of the deal. Now just go DVR some movies, so you feel better!

sauntering soul - now THAT'S impressive! WOW!

woodlandmama - I try to think of how much larger my butt would be if I sat and WATCHED it all...

WT said...

You forgot your crotchless pantyhose collection.

Melissa said...

Well. Now it can be said for all time that we were separated at birth, because, with the exception of the dog whisperer, you and I have the exact same hoarding problem. It's freakish, really. I'm kind of scared right now. Hold me?

MommyWizdom said...

Ha, I didn't think about the DVR - it would take an entire post to tell you all the shows I have stored up and never watch!
Nice job!

storyteller said...

You have many more shows on your DVR than me ... but I did think of that this morning while I was listing things I 'collect' ... I enjoy the Dog Whisperer and need to remember to set the DVR to capture the NEW episodes. Thanks for the reminder.
Hugs and blessings,

Pamela said...

I truly enjoy the dog whisperer. I've watched "me or the dog" and like her, too.

Kila said...

I hardly ever watch TV. Now I'm a little more up to date, LOL.

Just stopped by to say HI :)

Bond said...

I am a TiVo man - have been for over 9 years...I LOVES my TiVo and my TiVO loves me...never allowing me to miss my favorite shows, even if their times change...

TrueBlood is very cool...I do not have SHO...but am thinking about getting it just for Weeds and Dexter...

lisaschaos said...

I keep hearing that True Blood is great and dang it we have Showtime and not HBO, but I love Dexter so I guess it's ok!

I would be lost without DVR. I love to let a few episodes of a show build up them watch three hours, or more, straight of new yummy stuff! Ah, the joys!

Tony LaRocca said...

LOL I know the feeling, I have books full of DVDs of tv episodes I doubt I'll ever watch more than once. But I own them now, they'll never escape...

bermudabluez said...

I do believe it's a good thing I don't have DVR. I'd be DVR'ing myself into the next century!!! Weeds is absolutely hilarious!!! And my fave of all time, McDreamy!!! Cannot wait!

grace said...

That is a great collection you ahve there,

M@ said...

You ARE Marie Louise Parker. MILF weed.

dailypiglet said...

i watch all of those same shows! you have excellent taste my friend :)

Tiggerlane said...

wt - hon, those are for your eyes only.

melissa - dopplegangers, maybe? And the only reason you don't have Dog Whisperer is that I am older, and must educate you. ADD it.

mommywizdom - thanks, and I have begun the process of deletion...46% available now!

storyteller - I need to quit watching the shows now, and apply the techniques. Sigh.

pamela - are you giving crack to a cocaine addict? Now I have to search for that show....

kila - hello, dear! And with three boys, I wonder how you have the strength to even blog...

bond - I DVRed last night's episode...and will have to wait until later Tuesday to watch (football tonight). I may have to check into Dexter - I think the lead actor is HOT.

lisaschaos - I do the same! And save movies that I want to watch...I still have an episode of True Blood to watch.

tony larocca - I have the same issue! If for some reason all the satellites go out...I will have something to watch.

bermudabluez - I watched Thursday - it was GREAT!

grace - thank you!

m@ - my torso looks more attractive!

dailypiglet - thanks so much! I'll come visit soon!