The Boob Tube

On New Year's Day, our local NBC affiliate (KRON 4) dropped its affiliation with NBC, leaving me peacockless for the time being. Thankfully, I haven't shown any signs of withdrawal – yet. Still, I have nowhere to turn if I want to watch fresh broadcasts of Friends or Frasier. People with cable providers have been given an alternative station, but I've got a silly little DirecTV satellite that doesn't (to my knowledge) pull in local stations for free. This is San Francisco, folks. We're on the bleeding edge of technology. Problem is: we keep picking at the scabs.

Gretchen wants me to help her write 'thank you' notes for all the Christmas cards (and presents) we received this season. I'm more interested in watching a rerun of Voyager. It's a 7 of 9 episode, and those (by law) must never be missed. Of course, I don't watch television like a normal person. I stare at the screen (read: the computer screen) while the boob tube does its thing beside me. What the hell did I do with my time before the Internet came along?

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  2. I hear ya on the comment about staring at the computer screenw while you watch TV. Before we moved into this tiny little apartment I sat down with an architectural design program and the dimensions of all my furniture and derived the layout this room is now in. My head only has to shift about 10 degrees right and then left to shift from the monitor to the TV and back to the monitor again. It's just part of geek.

  3. left peacockless?!?!? – only a true computer expert would consider that symbol they've been using, for more than 30 years now, a peacock; I still long for them to return to the real peacock opening it's tail whenever it was shown. But I also miss 'live' television. [LOL]
    Which reminds me, sure wish your show was broadcast here – would like to get a glimpse of your show!

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