I haven’t exactly been mainlineing this show – but pretty close. I watched the premiree – it looked fun , but never go around to watching more. last night I finished season 1 and started season 2. Basic impressions:
1) the adults act like teenagers. the most annoying aspect of the show
2) season 1 got bettter.
3) the best thing they did for Sue was giver her a softer side – it made her mean more fun.
4) this is the earwormiest show ever. Sorry, Journey is not my favorite.
5) It is very powerful when Raw emotions are expressed in song on this show. I’m not sure why it works so well, but it really does.
All in all ,Im enjoying the Show. It isn’t on th elevel of BTVS or Firefly. But it is entertaining and I don’t tend to poke at the computer when I am watching it – rare these days.
walked into work on monday . I’m kinda waiting for the walk to feel more routine. short walk on Tuesday just to loosen things up. By accident I spent an hour on the elliptical trainer. I was trying to watch Castle – but for some reason it kept restarting — so it took me an hour to watch 43 minutes of tv. But the advertisers will be happy — I got to see more ads. I’m curious – why is the elliptical trainer so much harder than walking.? I am Not moving faster. Is it the need for balance or my legs moving higher? I don’t really know. The next walk to work is friday.
I know lots of people have seen this today, but it is very funny :
I am not an Emmy watcher. I just don’t watch the shows that are up for awards — more SciFi on my TIVO. But i did watch last night because I knew that there was going to be something from Dr. Horrible. Very Funny.
Maybe one day there will be more
SaD!!!!!!!! I am guessing there was a copyright violation
ok I guess you can see it here for now
It is time again to think about the not quite rightness of the communication world. The local egroup has been sending out help — which company do you prefer / and the plaintive cry of why does this have to be so hard?
Comcast. DirectTv. At&t Uverse. DSL .
the first thing — they all want to bundle everything. Which in theory is good. Except I live in an area with unreliable cell phone service. So from a safety/communication thought — I prefer that all communications have some redundancy — and the easiest way is to split the carriers.
Second old customer/ new customer
New customers get good deals. Old customers do not. No one at my current co will do anything for my prices, unless I add a service. so I pay more
Impt of service. What the customer wants vs what is offered. I am staying with my current plan because I want the speed of internet that I get. Oddly, my co thinks tv might be very important to me. some how cable doesn’t under stand that I am a time shifter and I watch tv on my computer. Cable may go the way of all things if they don’t change the way they do things. There are somethings you can’t get on line — but commercail tv you can . and the 30 second ads every 15 min , way less annoying then an average commercial .Even as a TIVOer I can deal.
and then there are phone. My land line cost way more that it should. We’ve used skype for a bit now — and it seems pretty good — esp because the webcam is an option.
So I know what I need — a co that understands internet is first on my list — and then some extra reliability on phone( with some decent pricing) and then a flexible approach to tv.
But my neighbor might care more about tv than internet.
and someone else might have to deal with dollars first.
and a good co needs to learn to understand customer needs first . I think they can still come up with fair pricing structures, (if more chose 1 -3 options from column a 1 option from column b ,etc ). then we will have the more satisfaction. and maybe more target marketing opportunities.
First : Fandom. BTVS was my introduction to fandom. Yes, I knew about Star Trek conventions and fanfic. But Buffy got me involved. Buffy started just before we moved to CA. My sister watched it and I talked about it with them. In CA, I found on line discussion boards. Quotes, meanings, predictions, and other people jumping up and down about things you were jumping up and down. And people that saw things I missed. So I paid more attention, and rewatched, and had more fun with TV than I knew was possible.
Second: TIVO. Easy time shifting. The ability to pause and have a discussion in the middle of a show. ( I took DH and I well over an hour to watch an episode of Battlestar)The ability to rewind and resee the OMGWTFBBQ moments. But mostly the joy of turning on the tv and having something on that I want to watch.
Third: Hulu, itunes, and all the otherways I can watch tv on my computer. Tivo cuts off a few minutes– go find the show on the computer. Or everyone is talking about a show I didn’t see — catch the first episode on the computer to see if I care . Away from my TIVO– grab a computer and catch up on my shows. I know a number of people that had to give up cable due to cost — it really isn’t that painful anymore. Sometimes you have to wait a day — and one show I watch show the episode on the computer 8 days after the first airing. For someone that has benn timeshifting, this makes almost no difference.
Looking forwad to more changes