REPORTER: …do you think we might shut that thing off?
MIKE TEEVEE: NO! Are you crazy?
MRS. TEEVEE: He won’t answer until the station break.- From Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
I am the female version of Mike Teevee. Well, except I love chocolate and I’d kill to have Wonkavision but I don’t think I’d actually want to be zapped into any of my favorite shows. Make it so I can have some of my favorite TV characters sent to me via the TV and we’ll talk. But, seriously, Rae Lee Teevee has a nice ring to it, don’t ya think?
Of course, I’ve already got a moniker and it’s very apt so I guess I’ll stick to being the TV whore. Because, really, that’s what I am. When it comes to TV, I’m the easiest girl alive. I watch a lot of it and I’m not picky about what I watch. As long as it continues to pleasure me, I’ll watch. Hmm, and suddenly I’ve taken the analogy a little too far, eh?
Point is, I like a lot of TV and I enjoy talking about it with fellow TV addicts just as much. Hence the blog.
None of this has been very biographical, eh? Ok, here’s a quick summation of the last 30 years of my life, in two paragraphs or less. Although I was born in Maine (and get a kick out of calling myself a Maine-ac for it), Germany is my childhood home. As an Army brat, I spent my formative years skipping from one German town to the next. These days I call Orlando, Florida home and, when I’m not watching TV or blogging, I work as a web development/technical writing professional. However, I’ve recently realized there’s no reason I can’t combine my love for television with my professional skills. Surely there’s a job in the industry that needs a combination of my web development knowledge/skills along with my writing ability and creativity, right? Of course I live about as far away as you can get from where you need to be (LA) to get such a job but I’m working on it.
Then there’s the more generic stuff like I like cows and I consume way more orange juice than any one human should. There’s bound to be more than one occasion when you’ll hear me refer to my three cats as “my kids” and I’m just obsessed with reading as I am watching TV. And now you’re getting way more info than you could possibly care about so let me wrap this up with a little TV survey.
The Top 5 TV on DVD sets I’d want on a desert island: Scarecrow & Mrs. King, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dawson’s Creek, Angel the Series, and Veronica Mars
Name the one show on your DVR/PVR/TiVo that…
- Has the coveted “Top Priority” spot: Veronica Mars
- Gets watched while it’s being recording: Heroes
- Never gets watched live (sometimes if at all): The Daily Show w/Jon Stewart
- Prompts, “What was I thinking?!” or “How’d this get taped?” John From Cincinnati
- You will delete for space, even if you haven’t watched it: Big Brother After Dark
- You never want to delete: Veronica Mars