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May 18th, 2005

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2005.0518.1242::Media Overload
Two weekends ago, I'd pretty much caught up on all of the TiVo that I'd needed to. A backup of five weeks of Deadwood and South Park on top of the weekly viewing of Everwood, 24, Lost, and all the other network shows that I follow were behind me--only an episode of Real Time with Bill Maher and a single Mythbusters remained.

Somehow, in my newly-discovered free time, I've nearly drowned myself with an inundation of new media which, in addition to my weekly television fix, includes:
  • The Jerk DVD from Netflix
  • Dumb and Dumber DVD from Netflix
  • Ai Yori Aoshi Vol 1. DVD from Netflix
  • The Colour of Magic, The Light Fantastic, and Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett Audiobooks
  • Negima and Love Hina by Ken Akamatsu Manga
  • Cupid DVDs that I bought on ebay
  • Kingdom Hearts on the PS2
  • Ratchet and Clank: Going Commando on the PS2
  • Hoyle Casino Omaha and Triple Crown poker tournaments on the PC
  • The LJ friends list
It's become quite a dilemma as to what I should do when I get home--do I watch the episodes of The Daily Show that have backed up to the point where the TiVo will start deleting them, or do I check the friends list (I know if I sit at the computer I'll be likely to start up a poker tournament)? Do I continue listening to what happens to Granny and Esk, or should I watch to see just who proposes marriage in the season finale of Gilmore Girls (I chose both--unfortunately not seeing who proposed because the stupid WB overran the 9:00 pm cutoff time because of their ten-minute included promo of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants--and ended up going to sleep at 1:00 AM after re-reading some more Negima)?

The meatspace isn't helping--just last night I went to see Unleashed with a friend, and a group of ten of us are in preparations to see Revenge of the Sith tomorrow night. The Independent's been holding a few Texas Holdem tournaments (in which I've been regularly placing), and I've made arrangements to meet up with the Indy's new waitress at Wallcrawlers to do some bouldering.

And on top of this, I've got my country's 500th anniversary to plan, my wedding to arrange, my wife to murder, and Guilder to frame for it. I'm swamped.

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tieg::2005.05.18.06:47 pm
Carrie's brother-in-law defended his Tivo by saying it was "TV for people on the go". Carrie's retort was "People on the go don't watch TV".

Guess you're not going anywhere any time soon, huh? :)

thepeopleseason::2005.05.18.06:58 pm
[User Picture]Nope. I'd be the first one to tell people that TiVo is an addiction of sorts. Given the amount of TV I watched before I got TiVo, however, it's not that big a difference.
capn_ken::2005.05.19.01:55 pm::Fucking WB
Yeah, the Gilmore season finale (no spoiler, please) got totally hacked off. I've got a bittorrent running on it now, so if you need to see the end (we still haven't - so no spoilers, as I mentioned), I should have it by the weekend.
thepeopleseason::2005.05.19.02:08 pm::Re: Fucking WB
[User Picture]Yeah, I've got it coming down the torrent pipe, too.
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