I am interrupting my Lessons I Learned on a Mexican Cruise to ask this question. Do you DVR? Because I do. And it has gotten out of hand. Seriously.
I don't know how to watch live television anymore. I can't stand watching commercials. I literally get antsy.
But that's not the worst of it.
Here's the real trouble. I have so many shows recorded, scheduled to record, wanting to be recorded, sad that they are not recorded.. etc., etc., etc. What started out as a lovely little way to not miss my favorite shows has become part of my to-do list. I literally feel guilty when I start seeing the exclamation mark appear next to older shows. Oh No! I better ramp up my TV watching so that the four month old episode of "The Forgotten" won't get erased. I mean that show has zero chance of renewal so if I don't watch them, who will? Tell me that. Who will watch Christian Slater helm a group of mismatched heroes as they bring unidentified bodies home to their families? I will.
Unless, of course, there is a new recording competing with it. Like three "Modern Family"s, two "The Office"s, and about a dozen "Cougar Town"s. In other words, my DVR habit is OUT OF CONTROL!!! I feel the need to have a recording on at all times just so I don't have to erase my children's shows.
Yes. That's right. I am horrendous! I have hunted through the recordings for "Max and Ruby" (You know that Ruby will ignore Max until Max proves that he knew the answer all the time), "Go, Diego, Go" (He is going to save the animal, after all), or "Dora the Explorer" (She did it. She did it. She ALWAYS does it, is there any surprise left???) Just so I don't lose a movie I recorded in January. January 2009!!!!
Somebody help me. I am swimming in the cheap thrills of commercial-free, anytime TV Viewing. It seemed so innocent, at first. Now. I am on the metaphorical street corner stealing from my own children to fuel my habit.
Please stop me. Because. I. Can't. Stop. Myself.