Thursday, November 13, 2008

Cable TV and Netflix...

I was reading some old posts on my cousin Jarrett's blog tonight when I came across one about things he loves. One of the things he loves, and I paraphrase, is that he had rabbit ears and got PBS and one other channel. Well this post is like a hundred years old, but I left a comment on it anyways, even though I knew the likelihood of someone reading it was like Obama's kids actually caring for this stupid dog the stupid media has been making a huge fuss over. Come on people, get over it. Back to me...So I commented about TV and decided to go ahead and blog about it.

When Meagan and I first got married we lucked out. Through some great fortune, I met a man and the first house we rented was a beach house right on Panama City Beach for $500 a month, utilities included. That is another story I will tell on another day when I can't think of anything to write about. These utilities included a lot of Cable TV, including Movie channels. I was in heaven. One day he decided to sell the place and we moved out into less than luxurious accommodations, but we could afford it. To be able to afford it we decided to forgo the expensive cable package and just go with the bunny ears. After several months of this, and a few A's in school because of the lack of distractions, I made an ill fated error. I decided to plug the TV into the cable hookup in the wall to see if the picture came in better. What do ya know, it did, and we got a few more channels too, about 20, as opposed to the previous 4 or 5. I was excited. We lived like that for a few days, then I made another ill fated error and pushed the auto tune button on the remote. The moments that followed were both blissful and devastating, to my grades of course. About a hundred channels showed up on the TV. IT WAS AWESOME. Free Cable right. My initial thought was that they were doing some kind of promotion where they hook ya with a week of tons of channels and then you have no choice but to buy the package. To my great enjoyment, the previous tenant had tapped into the next door neighbors cable, and had never undone it. It was a good day.

Now that we bought our home, and there is no chance of free cable here, we decided to get the basic package, pretty much just for the Internet, for school purposes of course. But we have discovered Netflix and that has become a new love. It ends up costing us about 18 bucks a month, but we get 3 movies at a time. They are usually really good about the turnaround for sending movies to us. It usually takes about 2 days to get a new one. And the best part is they have so many TV shows, old movies and just about anything you can think of. The second best part, I don't feel embarrassed renting some of the cartoons I like to watch. Now if I could just get LEGOs through the mail so I don't have to blame buying those on Carson.


Alice Faye said...

There is nothing like a good movie. Unfortunately I can't seem to find too many good ones anymore. I guess I'm really getting old. It's amazing how the movie industry just happens to slip in some of the bad stuff to such a good movie. So disappointing.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I love Netfix. People would laugh at my list. It has some old movies in it, that I would not find elsewhere.