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Old 04-27-2006, 12:13 PM   #21
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I tape Desperate Houswives and 7th Heaven for my wife. I tape Boston Legal for myself. Wife has watched every rerun of CSI stuff-think she's up to 4 million episodes. I watch CSPAN, MSNBC, CNN, PBS, and FOX news for a different perspective.
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Re: What do you like on the tube?
Old 04-27-2006, 12:42 PM   #22
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Otherwise, I only watch HGTV type shows (out of the corner of my eye while reading), like Househunters,* Sell this House, Designed to Sell, reDesign, Devine Design, Mission Organization, Clean Sweep, etc.* Weird addiction I developed about a year ago.

Drives Greg nuts.* He hates those shows.* *
Must go with the love of gold, 'cause I hate those shows too.* Although I think they might be useful for someone more involved than I am in real estate.


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Old 04-27-2006, 01:29 PM   #23
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Survivor
Desperate Housewives
24
Amazing Race
Lost
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My Name is Earl
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Food channel, Travel channel, HGTV, DIY, PBS, etc.

Only watch network channels for the weather...
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Old 04-27-2006, 02:55 PM   #25
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No one has yet mentioned Fox's "Prison Break". I can't believe I'm hooked on that show and haven't found anyone else yet who has even seen it.
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I glance at whatever my spouse is watching while I sit next to her and read. She uses headphones but lately she's been leaving on the captioning so that I don't have to entertain her by making up my own dialogue.

Hey, Martha, she tapes eight hours of HGTV almost daily and then fast-forwards through it for the good stuff, which is promptly added to my Honey-Do list.

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Once, just once, I want the buyers to turn to the RE agent at the end of the show and say "Never mind. They're all just too damned expensive."
That would be "Buy Me", which has all the edginess implied by the veiled epithet of its title. I have no idea where they find their wackos, or indeed that there are so many of them...
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Old 04-27-2006, 03:26 PM   #27
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My TV watching has gone down a lot since I live alone. First I had a billing dispute with DTV, so I went back to my rooftop antenna. It had a motor, and I got several Seattle stations, one in Bellingham, and a couple from BC. Then a storm blew some shakes off my roof, and I got a new steel roof. The roofer told me that the bird poop from birds perching on that big antenna would not be great for my roof, so I just left it off, figuring I would put a new one on a mast in the yard.

But every time I start to do the work, I remember visiting my Dad after he retired, and how depressing it seemed to hear that damn TV all the time. So I mostly watch at other people's houses, or at the Eagles or a sports bar.

At home at night, I read, or practice drumming, or look for investment ideas on the internet. It probably takes me 3x as long to learn a new rhythm as it would take a talented 14 year old, so this occupies a lot of time. At times I go to bed and find myself tapping out the beats on my tummy while waiting to fall asleep.

Also, I find that after I finish up dinner and chores, I am really looking forward to have some time to read. Mainly geo-politics and investment related books, but also some good fiction and biography.

Still, I gotta have my Sopranos. Whack!

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No one has yet mentioned Fox's "Prison Break". I can't believe I'm hooked on that show and haven't found anyone else yet who has even seen it.
I'm a big fan of that show too.
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My wife watches that also, and one called Medium.
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Still, I gotta have my Sopranos. Whack!
I watch very little TV, but a while back a friend gave us the DVDs for the first few seasons of Sopranos (we don't get HBO or any cable).* Man, don't watch that show if you are on the Atkins diet.* After watching a few episodes, my DW and I were both craving nice pasta with some good Italian Red!*
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I watch very little TV, but a while back a friend gave us the DVDs for the first few seasons of Sopranos (we don't get HBO or any cable).* Man, don't watch that show if you are on the Atkins diet.* After watching a few episodes, my DW and I were both craving nice pasta with some good Italian Red!*
I get yor drift. Still, Tony and the boys are a good advertisement for Atkins. Satriale's isnt the only pork around there.

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We're not retired, but we watch ..

Stargate SG1, Stargate Atlantis, Battlestar Galactica, Monk. We've also become fans of the Travel Channel -- No Reservations, Taste of America, Flight Atendants School
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News, documentaries, and home building/renovation shows (agree that they are oddly addictive).

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Old 04-27-2006, 08:53 PM   #34
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HGTV, Food Channel, The Amazing Race, Survivor, Desperate Housewives, Grey's Anatomy , Sixty Minutes, Dateline.

The Amazing Race is one of my favorite shows and since it has moved to Wednesday nights, I have missed the last 2 episodes due to Disciple Class. I keep forgetting to tape it.

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Old 04-28-2006, 09:17 AM   #35
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I record a lot o stuff, but since the weather is finally nice here...I delete a lot of it too.

What I do watch is:

All the CSIs
American Idol
Survivor
NBA games - playoffs are on now so I have them on in the background while reading

In the winter I listen to CNN during the day, especially on rainy days.
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"Buy Me" takes place in Canada. The houses seem so expensive to me, but maybe they're talking Canadian dollars? Does anyone know?
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Must go with the love of gold, 'cause I hate those shows too. Although I think they might be useful for someone more involved than I am in real estate.


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I decided that I watch primarily because of voyeuristic tendencies. I like looking at where people live and how they live. I especially like the shows which illustrate people's messy disorganized lives. I grew up in a family that was very, very messy, disorganized, and our home easily slipped into filthy. No one cleaned in my family unless I made them do so, and a kid is not very good at making anyone do anything. So I tried to do it all myself. For a while I became kind of obsessive about neat and clean. I have relaxed over the years and now our home is kind of cluttered and messy. But not dirty.
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I decided that I watch primarily because of voyeuristic tendencies.* I like looking at where people live and how they live.* I especially like the shows which illustrate people's messy disorganized lives.* I grew up in a family that was very, very messy, disorganized, and our home easily slipped into filthy.* *No one cleaned in my family unless I made them do so, and a kid is not very good at making anyone do anything.* So I tried to do it all myself.* For a while I became kind of obsessive about neat and clean.* I have relaxed over the years and now our home is kind of cluttered and messy.* But not dirty.*
I hear you. My mother couldn't clean a plate, let alone a house. Luckily Dad got her some help. But I must have inherited the hillbilly gene, because I am not good at keeping anything beyond my body clean. I did really well when my kids were home, with the help of a very competent wife.

I consider being a really bad housekeeper like I am a true flaw and I hope to do better. I may start by getting a dumpster and just throw things out into it until I feel better.

Part of the problem is that I hate to do things that donít either bring me pleasure or bring me money. I need to study up on the 7 deadly sins again.

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No Reservations, cooks tour, mythbusters, robot chicken, boston legal, house, ncis, the original CSI, law and order, survivor, sopranos, nip/tuck, rescue me, stargate atlantis, battlestar galactica, lost, good eats, chef at home, I shouldn't be alive and house detectives.

Tivo is our friend :P

I watched a half an episode of "prison break". When I figured out that they'd never get out, cuz that would end the show (or at least make them change the name), I turned it off.
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