she liked Imaginary Men best of all

How did I live?

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Without DVR for so long?? I’ve been resisting it for awhile. Not for any high-minded reason at all, but because I noticed that in the last few years when I’d tape something I’d never end up watching it. I have videotapes piled all over of things I had to have, that I never ended up seeing.

Yes, I know – videotapes? Really? Yeah – and I have a discman sitting on my coffee table right now – what of it?  ;-p

So maybe the ye old taping and rewinding and forwarding and shitty quality were stopping me from ever retrieving whatever it is I wanted to see on them. While the DVR is crazy easy and the picture is so clear and pretty!

Another reason it took me so long to get hooked up is bc I hate when things I enjoy become things I feel obligated by. So the more books I bring home that I’m excited to read but don’t, as they pile up I am now less excited about reading them and more stressed about “when am I going to read those? why can’t I stop getting more?”

I was worried the same about TV that the more the My Recordings box would tell me what was on there, the more I’d feel obligated to watch it as opposed to wanting to watch. That may still happen – but right now I am thrilled to be able to see Craig Ferguson without being exhausted the next day, and the ability to rewind Glee because I get up to get a snack and end up doing dishes and missing 20 minutes.

Author: Amy H. Johnson

Amy H. Johnson is the author of The Fangirl Files a memoir about Boy Bands, TV Boyfriends and imaginary betrothals to 80s English pop stars. She prefers to be referred to as a "Cute Famous Boy Aficionado".

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