Monday, September 15, 2008

My DVR, plus cooking for the cure

We'll start with the light stuff: I guess it's all the rage to blog about our DVR schedules. I saw it first on Laura's blog, though she admits to seeing it other places, so who knows who I'm originally copying :)

Well, here it is:

Mondays: This is my big night. In fact, I've had to eliminate two shows from my lineup (Gossip Girls and How I Met Your Mother) due to the fact that my DVR can only tape two shows at a time. It takes TK and I all week to watch out Monday shows!
8:00 Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles (I'm really loving this show! I started watching it because it stars the girl who played River in Firefly)
8:00 Chuck (I enjoy this as well. I started watching this since it stars the guy who played Jayne in Firefly. Yes, I loved that show!)
9:00 Heroes (Love, love, love it! Season One was a lot better than Season Two, but I felt like they really had to hurry along their story due to the writers' strike last year. So I have high hopes for Season Three!)
9:00 One Tree Hill (Yes, I'm embarrassed).

8:00 House (TK and I don't watch this religiously, but let them build up on our DVR. Sometimes we watch 'em, sometimes we delete them if we're getting close to our DVR limit).
9:00 Fringe (We watched the premiere and thought it was okay. I'm not sure if we'll keep watching, though).
And Tuesday question: where is Reaper? It was on the CW last fall, and was renewed for a second season, but isn't in the lineup yet. Weird.

8:00 Pushing Daisies (This is an odd and wonderful show!)

9:00 Supernatural (Surprisingly scary sometimes. The first episode still stands as one of the scariest things I've seen on network TV.)

They're not on now, but we watch Monk and Psych. They had their last "summer" show this past week, and won't be back until January.

And that's it! The show I'm most looking forward to this season is Dollhouse, which is scheduled as a midseason replacement so it won't be on until January. So it's not on my DVR yet, but it deserves a shout-out from me anyway since I'm counting the days!


Now for the fun-serious stuff: KitchenAid has a line of "cook for the cure" items. For every item purchased, KitchenAid donates a certain amount to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation. That's awesome. Only problem is, it's all PINK. I know, how stupid that this would bother me, but I *hate* pink. And it would clash something awful with my muted fall colored kitchen (all oranges, yellows, greens and golden browns). And I *hate* pink. Did I mention that already? But finally they have an awesome new product. It's a platter called "Pass the Plate".

The idea is that you buy a platter ($25, $5 of which is donated), register it on their site, then cook or bake something for family or a friend. Give them the food on the platter. Then they do the same thing, cooking or baking and passing along the plate to someone else. And it just keeps going, spreading food and love!

The plates just went on sale today, and when I headed over to their site at noon, they were already backordered. But I ordered one anyway, and I'm looking forward to getting it and cooking (probably baking :) for someone. Now I'll just have to decide who. Since this does have a bit of a "chain letter" component in that the person I give it to is supposed to pass it along to someone else, I have to make sure it's someone who wants to do it, not someone I'm bothering with it.

If you'd like to buy a plate of your own, head over to


Comment replies:

Giovanna, Nancy, and Tracy: Thanks for the potty advice. It ended up that B-man kind of freaked out and demanded pullups today so he didn't pee on the floor at school. We let him wear them, but I took him to the preschool bathroom before class started. He did fine, and had a dry pullup at the end of school. We'll see how Wednesday goes!

Just Say Julie and Keeper of the Skies Wife: Thank you for stopping by! I hope you'll be back! I'm so enjoying my SITS week :)


Giovanna Diaries said...

It's amazing we're friends considering our tastes in tv are no where in synch.
There isn't a single show of yours that I watch. I do wish (not embarrassingly :) that I did get into Gossip Girl but I fear it's too late to start now.
See you later friend! Hey, if it was SYTYCD season we'd be tv soulmates, right?
How can I get you to watch ANTM?

LauraC said...

I have to give credit where credit is due - my friend Lindsay started the craze. She does a tv write up every year on what her tivo is watching:

PS. Firefly is on my netflix queue. One might ask how two engineers who love sci-fi managed to miss this series?!

Nancy said...

man. you watch a lot of the same stuff as me. . . except Firefly...missed that when it was on. So the trend is to put your DVR list up, huh? Perhaps I'll figure that post out in a bit. :) Although, I'm sure it will be quite embarrassing.

oh! You'll laugh ... at the moment Wonder Pets is one of them LOL Thanks for that tip - the kids are LOVING it. Crazy critters.

AngiDe- Nana's Box said...

Hi, linked over from SITS. I have to admit that I am a huge, HUGE fan of One Tree Hill... you are not alone ;)