Friday, November 21, 2008

let's talk TiVo

does anybody else out there know that TiVo records itself? i find that hilarious. one of the main benefits of TiVo is to zip through the commercials. but TiVo is so smart, it records commercials of itself. that's a little narcissistic, no? best part is, if you don't catch it in the act, you may not know it. b/c normally it doesn't show up in your queue. The Mr. discovered this while coming downstairs one morning at like 4am & noticing the red light lit up.

recently, however, there was a glitch & it was in our "now playing list" so we watched it. and we now know about benefits of owning a TiVo. (like zipping through commercials & recording dorky shows to have something to watch later weren't enough??)

yes. i realize how much TiVo has a hold over me.
we've had it for 2 years. we debated buying it for probably 2 years before that. it was a birthday present to me from The Mr. & now i can't imagine life w/o it.

soon after we got it, i found myself in the car trying to control the radio much like i do the tv... hey- i only caught a snippit of that funny joke. let me rewind-oops. can't. i like this song. let me pause it to continue this conversation- oops. can't. yes, Tom Shane. i know we "have a friend in the diamond business"... FF please! -oops. can't

i admit there were even a time or two that i wanted to TiVo a live conversation.
guess you could say i was an addict. (or a dork).

but now, more than ever, i want to use my own personal TiVo controller- or a MeVo- to capture moments with LittleBean.
MeVo would let me:

  • FF through the screaming and get right down to the naptime, please.
  • pause naptime... b/c 45 minutes is not a whole episode thankyouverymuch.
  • turn the volume up on those chuckles that happen. also with the coos.
  • hit mute for those times in the car & she realizes that -hey! we're in the car!
  • rewind that smile. again. again. again.
  • get a seasonpass to all those moments that melt my heart (like when i go get her from a nap & she smiles at me ear-to-ear, or when i hold her and she puts her head on my shoulder) while i'm at it, i'll watch in super-slo-mo.
  • record such moments & burn them to a dvd to watch when LB will not be smiling at me so much (ages 7-18, i presume).

i know what i'm asking santa for this christmas.


Pregnantly Plump said...

I don't have Tivo, but all my friends who do seem to really love it. I would like to fast forward through the times when Little Elvis wakes up on the wrong side of the crib -- unfortunately he gets this from me, so I can't complain too much!

Leanne said...

Ooooh. I have no idea what to get hubby for Christmas but you may have just given me a VERY good idea. Tivo's for everyone!

Good luck with those extra features you want too.

bockiwhite said...

um i do that too all the time....go to hit rewind on the radio in my car. no such luck.

Jennifer, Playgroups Are No Place For Children said...

I truly covet a Tivo and am giggling that they record their own commercials!

Tom said...

I have physically reached towards the remote to "jump back" when I've missed a big lightning strike outside... so don't worry, you're not the only one.