Sunday, January 20, 2008

Can I have an Awwwww?!?



How can you look at that picture and not go "Awwwwwwwww"? I was there just a couple of hours after this guy was born and remember when he was still having trouble finding his balance and figuring out how to nurse. He obviously figured it all out! Isn't he a cutey? This picture was taken last July. I need to get down and see him again soon, but it is a little over a 2 hour trip each way now and requires more planning than it used to.

The HP laptop is home and I can't believe how much nicer it is to work with my wonderful 17" screen and all of my settings just the way I like! I edited several pictures today, which I will dole out to you all 1 at a time. Even if I don't have anything to say, at least you'll get a picture! 

I'm look forward to getting back into things like Wordless Wednesday, Monday Photo Shoots, Weekend Assignments... So, in that spirit, I decided to go back and pick up the first Weekend assignment that Karen did after John left us. I'll also be doing the actual assignment for this week later.

Weekend Assignment #197: Now that the WGA strike has had lots of time to affect the prime time television schedules, how is it affecting you as a viewer? What show do you miss most, aside from reruns? Do you miss your weekly appointment with that ill-behaved doctor, or your visits to Wisteria Lane? Does it bother you not to laugh at fresh jokes on your favorite sitcom? Or are you just as happy watching reality shows, or new episodes of shows that have been held back until now? We want to know!
Extra Credit: how are you spending the time instead?


Frankly the WGA strike has had little effect on me. I don't watch a whole lot of network TV other than my guilty pleasure of 1 hour of All My Children each day... and I don't even necessarily watch that on the network either. I am much more likely to catch it on SoapNet at 8pm than I am to watch it in the middle of the afternoon. Other than that, most of my favorite shows are on other channels, and so far haven't shown much effect. Torchwood, Eureka, The Dresden Files and other shows of the type seem to be unaffected so far. Part of the reason I don't watch network TV can also be laid at the door of DirecTV. For some reason we are unable to get local channels thru them other than NBC, and the only channels we can pick up off a regular antenna are ABC, and fuzzily FOX. So even if I wanted to watch something.... I couldn't!

Besides, I have found that for most programs, we like buying the whole season and watching at our own pace. I am currently in the middle of watching Season 2 of Supernatural, Season 1 of Criminal Minds (I have Season 2 waiting in the wings) and Season 2 of How I met Your Mother. If you watch and catch them on sale, the seasons aren't that expensive and you don't have to watch commercials, you watch when you want, not when the show is 'on', and you never miss an episode and wonder what happened last week!

Extra Credit:

Well, so far I haven't spent my time any differently because I haven't been affected at all. I guess when the shows I watch start to be affected I will go and pick up some seasons of other shows I've been meaning to watch. Besides, I only spend a couple of hours a day watching the TV (although it is usually on for noise). Now if the Internet goes on strike.... then I would really have a problem! LOL!


DesLily said...

ok. Awwwwwwwwwwww! hehe
do you know if they named him??

I'm tired of the writers strike ..and reruns! and who knows how long those will last even when the strike is over?! They sure aren't going to do live tv! THey deserve what they are asking for..but I'm still tired of it!

Becky said...

What channel do you watch Torchwood on??? I've wanted to see that. As for Eureka, they went into their hiatus before the strike struck, so hopefully that won't delay the show's return. Dresden Files got cancelled, sadly. Just when it found it's stride and was getting really good too. Now they put on Flash Gordon, which I am watching but it is inferior to Dresden, IMO. Can't wait for the new season of Dr Who to start. At least THAT show will be totally unaffected by the strike. LOL!

Rising Rainbow said...

Aww he is cute!

Network tv sucks! I should be posting on my tv blog about how much I hate tv this year, but I hate it so much it's not even worth a post. LOL and I think the writer's stike is affecting the AMC storyline.

As for working for Bazy's, how was that for a job? I wish I had gotten started in horses earlier in my life.

Celeste said...

OMG my internet went out last week for 18 hours. I was LOST, lost I tell you.