Tag Archives: TV

Satellite Versus Cable

When I first moved into my new home, it was cable ready, but I knew from the start that I would prefer to subscribe to a satellite company instead, which I switched to immediately after all of the final paperwork was signed, and everything said and done, in the closing of the house. For the most part I have been happy with satellite, it has been just recently that I noticed an increase on my monthly bill and due to a lot of the high winds that we have been experiencing here, I have lost our signal a whole lot more than usual.

The main issue I have right now is the selection on movies that they have to offer as of late, on their Pay Per View Movies, the last couple of times that I have wanted to just kick back and order a movie just by clicking a few buttons on the remote, their hasn’t been much of a selection that I find appealing enough to order.

Josh Point 0

The Comedy Channel is on most of the time these days. I’m a firm believer of laughter being the best medicine and with this god awful heat that we have been experiencing each and every day, over and over again, we could use a good dose of some mighty fine medicine, along with a nice cold beer!

One of my favorite shows to watch on The Comedy Channel is Josh.O. This dude just continues to crack me up and he is easy on the eyes as well. I’ve talked with some folks that think he crosses the line just a tad bit more than they would like and have stopped watching his show. So far I still find him funny and will continue watching him until they drop an axe on him, which is something that is hanging over his head on a daily basis.

Better Than A Flu Shot!

Yesterday I stopped in at the local Walgreens and got my flu shot. With their Get A Shot Give A Shot program, for every vaccine administered at a Walgreens Pharmacy, they will donate a vaccination shot to a child in an underdeveloped country. This is something that I can do to help with horrific health issues with the poor and needy people who aren’t capable of getting something that we all think is just a simple task that takes less than an hour out of our lives one day a year.

I always try and get the flu shot as soon as possible and this year I have been advised to get another one around the end of December. That is something that I’ll need to discuss with my regular doctor rather than the pharmacy tech that was helping me with all the paperwork required and insurance info verification before they even think about getting the needle out for anyone.

 

 

VHS Tapes

I was at a garage sale this morning and they had a huge collection of VHS tapes for .50 each! They had some of my all-time favorites, too! In the end, I decided not too because I don’t even have a VHS player, so how would I watch them? It was tough to pass them up, though. Does anyone still have a VHS player, or even watch VHS tapes, or is that a thing of the past? It kind of reminds me of a tape player; everyone uses CD’s now.

All I ever see in stores is DVDs for movies, so I’m guessing VHS tapes are done. It was too bad, though, because like I said, that garage sale had an amazing collection. I have heard of some machines that convert VHS to DVD, but I don’t have one of those, and it’d probably be more money than it would be to just go buy the DVD. I actually have Direct TV, so I usually just watch movies On Demand at home.

PBS and the Seventies

A few nights ago on our local PBS channel that I get with my current satellite provider had an awesome show on last night promoting the soul music of the 1970’2. The artists that they had there to perform were right on target, most were the original members, unfortunately some were not. My favorites were The Chi-lites, which prompted me to give a listen to “Have You Seen Her” today, of course via YouTube.com.