08 August 2007

wassup?

Guess what I am doing right now. If you guessed blogging you're half right--and get points for stating the obvious.

If you guessed watching live US television, you win the grand prize.

"But how," you ask, furrowing your brow in puzzlement, "is this possible? Are you back in the US?" How quickly your quizzicality turns to accusation. "You didn't tell us you were coming home. Why didn't you schedule a visit with us while you're back!"

Before your feelings get hurt (because of course I'd want to come and visit you if I was back in the US) the answer is no, I'm not back in the US. My mom and sister had a slingbox installed. It takes the programming on their tv and slings it through their computer to mine. Cool, huh? And, since my slingbox is hooked up to a dvr, I can record programs (ummm...Lost, General Hospital, House...) and watch them when it's convenient. We're already planning weekly ex-pat House nights. Cool, huh? I'm thinking that Sesame Street will be vital soon.

Please, let me need Sesame Street soon.

16 comments:

votemom said...

that is REALLY, REALLY cool. i've never heard of that. i'm happy for little pleasures like GH for you ;o)

Rachael said...

v.v.cool!

You will be the most popular girl in town now.

Elle said...

ooooh! now that is cool. If I were you I wouldn't ever leave my TV. Seeing as you haven't seen live US television programming is quite some time.

Tami said...

Oooooh! I'm jealous! Meshack wants to get a Slingbox for our trip to Ukraine. I don't know if it's worth it for such a (relatively) short period of time, but when I watched the demo online it looked so cool! :)

A 5 time mom said...

cute blog entry.....how fun for you to see USA shows you like.

Beckie

MMrussianadoption said...

that sounds great. You must have missed tv a lot.

Debbie said...

How cool! I've never heard of that. WOW! I'm amazed and in awe.
Can you send me details on it. I bet my brother (living in Guatemala) would love that.

A Special Family said...

AAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

CAN U SEND IT MY WAY????

HOW DO I DO THIS???

Lea said...

Wow, that is too cool. I had never heard of that before. Good for you! I know you will enjoy it.

Debi said...

OK maybe those of us here need it to..if my sat dish craps out again then I am coming to Russia to watch tv with you...

Tricia said...

my latest guilty pleasure (reality TV)... age of love. apparently you can watch the full episodes on the nbc.com website.

Carrie said...

I knew I like you for some reason...you know what a kindred spirit is AND you watch House! And Lost for the matter too.

Allison B said...

Kate, how cool is that????? I got one channel of American TV, several months old, when I was in Germany, so can relate somewhat.

Here's hoping you need Sesame Street REALLY soon!

Lisa said...

Now that is cool! So glad you're hooked up with American t.v. Being in Perm only a week, and BBC World News got really old! But since it was the only English language channel available, it was lots better than nothing!

Thanks for the phone call while I was in Perm! Nice to hear a friendly voice!

Lisa

Jenni said...

That is too cool! I think your stock just went up a bit.

Anonymous said...

Very exciting!! I will stop recording GH for you and send the 6 weeks or so that I have already recorded. My kids go back to school tomorrow so I will have less commotion during the day. Love, Nif