Monday, August 20, 2007

Our 24 addiction

O.k. mid-June we canceled our cable much to Aaron and Harris' sorrow. So it really has been great Harris can't watch too much Anime and I don't spend hours researching the recipes on the Food Network. I can't believe how many books I have read in the past two months. Yet, wondering through the local Blockbuster we picked up Music and Lyrics, which was finally at the store after a month of waiting (Is it that good?). Yet, for some reason on our way to the register we meandered through the TV section. Television at the movie store, that in itself is a blog entry...more on that later. So we see the rows of 24. Aaron says, maybe we should see what all the hype is about. HE goes on to explain that even my parents watch it. So I must have been in an extra good mood and threw all caution to the wind and we rented season 1 disc 1 and that was the end as we know it. I don't want to admit how many we watched the first night but we were hooked. Now we are dreading that we only have five episodes of the fifth season and no new releases or new season in near-sight. So this might not be as bad as it might look. Trust me it is bad. When you are trying to get out of the house without your infant daughter seeing you and exploding into tears and you ask your husband "am I clear?" as if your daughter's tantrum could destroy all hopes of finding the terrorists who are planning a nuclear attack on L.A., you are in trouble. Or when you are talking to you mom-in-law about your dad-in-law's suprise birthday party and you keep on thinkng , "this is a covert operation. Yes, they watch it too. Anyway, hopefully going cold turkey won't throw us into convulsions or other things.


zoot said...

Way to stick it to the cable company sis. We have thought about doing the same.

Whatever you do, don't start watching Lost if you haven't already. The same thing happened to us with that show. Now we are left whimpering and twitching until the next season starts...we haft to wait until February!

Jake said...

Lindsay and I didn't have any tv at all (there's no antenna reception in Utah County) for the 2 months we lived in Lehi and we loved it. We found it was great not to have that as an option.

I personally like the tv on dvd thing...that way you don't have to watch stupid commercials. I'd agree with Andy though about Lost. I haven't watched it (I've refused to) but I've seen friends get addicted. It's sad, really sad. Who knows if they'll ever be able to quit?