Wednesday, February 3, 2010
It is customary in these parts to reflect on love at this time of year. On its pretty promise and prickly possibilities.
I have known love; for I have known you.
DVR, you had me at "Scheduled Recordings." You had me at "Series Manager."
You are everything that I dreamed a Love could be: You hear. You listen. You understand.
You know what I want. You give it to me.
When I'm with you, I feel like the clocks have stopped. For you have given me an additional 18 minutes in every hour. You have given me the Australian Open women's final at a civilized time. Together we are fashionably late.
Before I met you, I spent hours on the couch every evening, distracted and diffuse. My favorite Seattle doctors interrupted by moody cavemen, my beloved budding fashion designers cut off by tampon ads. My eyes closing while waiting for Lost to find me.
No longer must I languish while commercials tempt me with their tasty treats and wily wares. No longer must I suffer through cliff-hanging transitions. No longer must I submit to the Machiavellian machinations of network no-good-niks.
I know I haven't always been the greatest communicator. And you were right to let me know that. (By erasing the season finale of Top Chef and recording 38 episodes of The Simpsons in its place.)
But, DVR, sweet DVR, you make me want to be a better woman. To give others the happiness you give me.
DVR, what did I do to deserve you? (Other than pay an additional $9.95 to Time Warner every month?)
Where would I be without you? (Likely still on the couch.)
You have changed my life. (You have enabled my habit.)
DVR, you really know how to push my buttons. (Or, at least, I know how to push yours.)
This post was inspired by Love it Up at Momalom and by a tweet from Charlotte about watching Emma on her DVR. (Sadly, even my cherished DVR didn't remember to record Masterpiece Classic when I repeatedly forgot to program it.)
Feeling the love? Go link up your own love letter at Momalom.
Which household gadget are you in love with right now?
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