Way More Fun than DVR

April 24, 200

Jared and I have been married for just about seven years, and during that time we've never had any type of cable television. Well, actually, I take that back. A couple of years ago, when we lived in Texas we took a chance and plugged in our cable cord just to see what might happen.

And whatdayaknow? *POOF* we had cable--stolen cable, but it worked every bit as well as the paid kind. For two days. And then the company sent us some kind of letter about prosecution and we promptly resumed our fuzzy viewing.

Anywho, these days we still don't have cable and trust me when I tell you, it's not because we don't love TV--because really, we love TV. More than we love each other. That's why I feel so confused when Jared's like, "Amy, get that thing out of the bed!" And I'm all, "What? I just want to spoon with my one and only for a couple minutes. I like the way it's cold screen feels against my warm cheek."

When Jared and I make our first million, we'll definitely sign up for cable--but in the mean time, we'll continue to opt for jealousy. More specifically, we chose to be insanely jealous of any human beings who have anything that resembles satellite, OnDemend, DVR, Tivo, etc in their living room.

Of course we're envious, us schmucks don't even got no remote control. Honestly.

But this fine morning, I'm trilled to say that Jared and I have finagled a fabulous (and foolproof) new way to stick it to all of our friends with premium cable packages--and folks, it has everything to do with Facebook status updates.

It basically goes like this (and if you haven't seen The Office yet, consider yourself warned):

Jared Lawson is happy that Michael Scott is working for Dunder Mifflin again.

[insert three-dozen angry "Oh c'mon! I haven't watched it yet!" comments here]

Amy Lawson says Jared, your friends sound angry. You better not tell them about the 60k buyout offer that Michael Scott declined before he asked for his old job back.

And so on and so forth.

We're loving this. Brings much satisfaction into our not-so-satisfying lives.

13 comments:

Mindy said...

So funny! You, and The Office. Luckily I saw it, so you didn't ruin it for me. ;)

joolee said...

I haven't seen it yet either....here's hopin you made up that story line yourself. "We're opting for jealousy." Love it!

joolee said...

I mean "we'll continue to opt for jealousy." Sure don't want to botch any Amy-isms:(

X-Country2 said...

Ha! That's pretty genius.

b. said...

Why did you not write this a couple of weeks ago? (or why did I not come up with this brilliant idea?)

We just got the paid TV service.

Bahston Beans said...

Nice work. I saw Jared's post and the comments. It was a definite win for us non-cable folks.

Tanwon said...

This option sadly does not work for me as I have neither cable or a t.v. - I'll have to keep it in mind though!

Grandma said...

a cheap way to get your fun:)) hey, do you ever miss your rabbit ears hanging out the window?

Angela said...

I am a fellow non-cable or fancy tv owner and I've discovered hulu.com. What do you know? Free shows. Anytime! I love it. (Where are those house cleaning fairies when you need them? It's easy to waste many hours...)

Michemily said...

You know, I'm usually a TV hater. But there's something about the Office that just can't be beat. I miss it . . .

Heather of the EO said...

That really is brilliant.

Patricia said...

Gloating: I have DVR in my house. And I love it.

Smarry said...

Very nice thanks for the sharing...........

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