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We're no longer on TV time


Monday, November 02, 2009

We live in a place where we're on Atlantic Standard Time year round - we don't go on Daylight Savings Time, we're too close to the equator for it to matter.

So for half the year, the summer half, we're on the same time as the east coast of the USA.

But in winter, we're one hour ahead. So we're not on TV time.

This makes a difference only on Mondays (I'm a "House" junkie) and Thursdays ("Grey's Anatomy" and "Project Runway") - because instead of the shows being over by 9 or 10 or even 11, now they're over by 10 or 11 or midnight.

And yes, I could wait until reruns in the summer. Except I'm often travelling then. And who wants to wait?

And yes, we could Tivo or VCR the show, except we haven't gotten to Tivo technology, and neither DH nor I have figured out how to program and record the VCR.

Can we say techno-dinosaurs? Yup, that's us.

And of course, DH will be up even later sleeping in front of the World Series, or Monday night football, or whatever sports (or MTV) thing is on. At least he can sleep sitting up with the TV on. And we have two TVs, so I can leave him sleeping and I'll go to bed with the cat. However late.

I guess Friday morning will be my coffee day.
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ILOVEROSES 11/3/2009 7:29AM

    I sympathise with you. I am also a "House" and "Grey's Anatomy" junkie. And I just found out that hulu.com doesn't work outside of US as yet. emoticon

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JLPNURSE 11/3/2009 7:00AM

    LOL, I never thought of it as tv time. Where DH is from in Nova Scotia they did a weird 1/2 hour shift part of the year.

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PHEBESS 11/2/2009 5:39PM

    Ah, hulu might work - youtube tends to come in choppy, but I could try hulu - thanks!

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DELPHYNE 11/2/2009 5:28PM

    Can you access hulu.com? I'm a House junkie, too, and with my little ones, I can't get around to watching House when it's actually on TV. I can go to hulu.com and watch full episodes, though. That saves me!

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EMMABE1 11/2/2009 5:08PM

    We have the same problem here - we aren't on summer time, the rest of the country is - so everything is either delayed or finishes late - its a real bummer!!

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