Thursday, September 15, 2005

I Heart the Internet

Tragedy struck my world yesterday.

My VCR didn’t tape the right show. !!! Piece of crap.

Well, I guess if you were to actually investigate a little you would find that the REASON the VCR didn’t tape the right show was because I set it to tape the wrong show. So it’s probably not all the VCR’s fault.

The beginning of the TV season is always a little touch and go for me. As I look at the New Fall TV Guide and try to coordinate my three VCR’s to tape everything I need. There is always the chance that I’ll set the time wrong, or the station wrong or the language wrong…

Last night I got home played my much anticipated Gilmore Girls premiere only to find that instead I’d taped two random Hispanic women spewing Spanish all over the place. Now, either Gilmore Girls is now Chicas de Gilmore or I set the station one digit off.

My favorite part of the tape was the closed captioning. I have closed captioning on all the time, you know, to increase my reading skills. (or because I can’t hear) So I turn on this tape expecting my sweet Gilmore Girls and I am bombarded with the Spanish language in both spoken and written form. It was all a bit much to process.

I had waited all summer to find out the resolution of last year’s cliffhanger and now all I knew for sure was that one senorita was VERY upset with either the other senorita or perhaps the phone. My Spanish reading isn’t so good.

So I went online and typed in “Gilmore Girls Download” and after the 453 just “girls download”s I found a site that had my sweet Gilmore Girls available for download. (and also several other girls, coincidently) It would cost me like $10 for a month of downloads and I thought this might be a good investment seeing as though this was only the second premiere I’d tried to tape and apparently I couldn’t be bothered with remembering such details as the correct channel. Details, details.

So if anyone else misses any important premieres (or movies, or porn, or anime) let me know and I’ll burn you a copy. However, I can make no guarantees that I’ll actually burn you the right copy.

10 comments:

Patricia said...

it's kinda like throwing a dart at the tv guide, huh?

so, yeah, sign me up for the west wing. or dora the explorer. whichever one jumps in front of the screen.

Heathweb said...

You're sick. Please tell me the show was worth that trouble, and the money!

Anonymous said...

Dawn - come on. TIVO....HELLO?!

solutionizer said...

Exactly. TIVO. It's the answer to all of your VCR/TV drama. Why have you not done this yet, dear?

dawn said...

People. You can't tape more than one station at a time with TiVo or I would have gotten it years ago. I sometimes have three VCR's going in some timeslots. What would a TiVo do in that case? It would blow up, is what it would do.

kredn said...

You have alot to learn about TIVE, person. :-)

Rochelle said...

The premiere was excellent! "Lorelei excuse-me-while-I-get-a-forklift-for-all-my-emotional-baggage Gilmore"

Yes, I am also a fan.

WB watcher said...

"Gilmore Girls"...the show where everyone talks like they are simultaneously on coke-crack-Red Bull (even the men) and don't stop.
It's entertaining, but after an episode is over the only palate cleanser is a quiet silent movie like, oh, I dunno, "Broken Flowers"?

dawn said...

Yes. "Gg" (as my friend and I call it) is the anti-Broken Flowers. There were more words in the cold opening of Gg than Bill Murray had in the ENTIRE script of Broken Flowers. And 25 more facial expressions too.

AM said...

I have Tivo and I can confirm that it can't tape more than 1 show at a time, however I heard that Time Warner's DVR can do two at once.

Anyway, wish I would have known you missed GG! I'm a regular of that show and had to burn a DVD of that episode for a friend, who also missed it.. one more for a random stranger wouldn't have made a difference.. hehe!