I'm just a girl who cain't say no

One really exciting thing about the writers' strike is that I will be freed from my enslavement to the TV. Once they run out of new episodes, I won't have to worry about what to watch and what to tape and what to watch or not watch online. I started to think, at first, that this would be a really exciting time for me, so that instead of this¹:

  Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
8 Shouty Man Shouting Into a Megaphone Shoutily (ABC) The Barney and Marshall Show, Also With Other Characters (CBS) A Very Special "Social Experiment" Brought to You By Ashton Kutcher (CW) Pushing Daisies is on at some point on Wednesdays but I always forget to turn the TV on. The Cliff and Marc and Kenny Show, Also With Other Characters (ABC)   There is nothing worth watching on Fridays. I know that you have a differing opinion, but it's wrong.  
  Stupid Stupid Nerd Show That I Have Watched Once or Twice While Waiting For... (CBS) Blurgh (NBC)  
9 The Predictable, Repetitive Show With Nice Old Timey Music (CBS) Mutant Adventures in Medieval Japan! (NBC) Mister Cranky Doc (FOX) I Am Tired of Jim (NBC)  
  Hit Or Miss Doctor Show (NBC)  
10         Doctor Show That I Only Watch When I Haven't Bothered To Turn The TV Off (NBC)  
            SNL happens later ↓

My evening schedule would look like this:

  Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
8 Learn enriching new things Smell flowers Serve nourishing gruel to Dickensian orphans² Leap and hop and skip and jump Cure cancer Finally get around to cleaning my apartment Learn to knit
 
9 Institute World Peace Think important thoughts Read a book
 
10 Eat whirled peas Write a novel Cook an actual meal
 

Unfortunately, my sister has lent me the third season DVDs of Quantum Leap. I thought I had kicked my Quantum Leap addiction once I got to see John Cullum playing Don Quixote in season 2, but it would appear that's not the case. So my new schedule is going to look like this:

  Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
8 Quantum Leap Quantum Leap Quantum Leap Quantum Leap Quantum Leap Quantum Leap Quantum Leap
 
9 Quantum Leap Quantum Leap Quantum Leap
 
10 Quantum Leap Quantum Leap Quantum Leap
 

¹ The greyish ones are my must-see shows, the others are what I'd watch if the TV were already on.

² Sometimes I feel like my blog doesn't have enough Dickensian orphans in it.

srah - Saturday, 17 November 2007 - 4:14 PM
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Comments (21)

gravatar Elisabeth - November 17, 2007 - 5:05 PM -

Oklahoma

gravatar Elisabeth - November 17, 2007 - 5:07 PM -

I'm the same, except instead of Quantum Leap, it's The West Wing.

gravatar srah - November 17, 2007 - 5:11 PM -

Correct!

gravatar Craig - November 17, 2007 - 7:59 PM -

No one got Oklahoma until 5:00? Aww. I knew it before then, but I didn't comment because I was just reading my RSS feeds from my phone while at the movie theater waiting for Fred Claus to start. :(

gravatar katie - November 17, 2007 - 10:57 PM -

I only know the title number because it's on a Broadway CD of mine.

gravatar katie - November 17, 2007 - 10:59 PM -

As I librarian, I feel it is my duty to state that your ideal alternative schedule allots far too little time to book reading.

gravatar srah - November 17, 2007 - 11:39 PM -

Library shmibrary.

gravatar katie - November 17, 2007 - 11:59 PM -

!!!!!

*has heart attack and dies*

gravatar srah - November 18, 2007 - 12:00 AM -

Ha ha! My evil plot has triumphed!

gravatar katie - November 18, 2007 - 12:03 AM -

Well, at least it was your evil plot and not YOU who triumphed. That's one small satisfaction for me.

gravatar cdp - November 18, 2007 - 12:35 AM -

I....I laughed out loud in a way that 'lol' doesn't seem to convey.

Elisabeth: "I'm the same, except instead of Quantum Leap, it's The West Wing."

Hadn't you watched all of this, like, twelve times already? Because aren't you, like, the biggest presidential nerd alive?

gravatar J - November 18, 2007 - 9:53 AM -

Excellent.

gravatar srah - November 18, 2007 - 9:59 AM -

Craig, how was Fred Claus? It looks terrible.

gravatar Craig - November 18, 2007 - 5:39 PM -

That depends. how do you feel about Vince Vaughn in general? He is playing the exact same guy he's been playing since Swingers, only now he's got an older brother who isn't just perfect he's a saint. I enjoyed it and laughed a good bit, which isn't to say it's exactly a great movie, but it was entertaining.

Also, I just noticed that you actually said "Cain't" in your title and that made me laugh.

gravatar moe - November 18, 2007 - 10:59 PM -

This post is very funny. I always smell flowers and serve gruel WHILE watching tv though.

gravatar jennifer - November 18, 2007 - 11:06 PM -

hilarious. i was thinking the same thing about the writers strike... that it was actually a blessing. it does feel nice not to worry about what is on tv, cuz nothin' new is on =)

gravatar tiff - November 19, 2007 - 12:14 PM -

Friday night Lights!!

But yea, I'm actually estatic to take a break from TV. Without TiVo or similar recording device, it's so all-consuming.

Books? What are those???

gravatar Fraulein N - November 19, 2007 - 1:38 PM -

Pushing Daisies is on at eight. Eight! I know, it's too soon! I usually end up missing the first 5 minutes, because usually nothing good comes on until at leat nine.

gravatar bob - November 19, 2007 - 5:44 PM -

This post is genius. I bow down.

gravatar srah - November 19, 2007 - 5:49 PM -

Wow, a lot of people liked this post! I hated it.

gravatar Maxie - December 31, 2007 - 1:54 PM -

Haha! This is hilarious.

I only miss The Office... i can deal without the rest of my shows.

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