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The jig is up…

Filed under: — stan @ 9:27 pm

Lucinda is going to be eight next week, and she’s now old enough to understand what it means that we have no cable TV. And she’s been lobbying for it for several months now.

So being the doting parents that we are, we agreed to get it for her. I think we must be remembering things we felt we were denied as children, and we figured that we could spring for it.

We signed up for DirecTV, which seemed to have the best deal for what we wanted. Or at least what Lucinda wanted.

On the other hand, this also means I get to watch “The Simpsons” again. I’ve been missing them ever since KTTV replaced their transmitter several years ago. The old transmitter made a decent signal at our house, but the new one has a more directional beam, and it goes right over our house because we’re too close to the mountain. Since we got the satellite thingy, I figure I should get some enjoyment from it, too.

So let the games begin. Can you hear our IQs dropping?

2 Responses to “The jig is up…”

  1. Karen Says:

    Not if ya believes Stephen Berlin Johnson!

    and his book: Everything Bad Is Good for You: How Today’s Popular Culture Is Actually Making Us Smarter.

    We’ve got complete multi-media at our house and my teens are on their school honor rolls…as well as UP on every episode of Grey’s Anatomy, House, and American Idol.

    Don’t worry – and Enjoy The Simpson’s too!

  2. Jodi Says:

    We had DirecTV installed before we even had a TV when we bought our house 10 years ago. With Tivo though, I watch a lot less than I used to. I only watch select shows when I want and I scan through most of the commercials. But on a sick day, like today, I have tons of drivel to choose from!

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