February 9, 2017

Recently I have been watching more TV. I signed up for the new DirecTV NOW streaming service in December and have a decent array of channels to watch. I have been watching a wide range of channels and shows.

You have to understand it’s only recently that I got a TV hooked up again. I have not owned a TV for nearly five years. After working in television for 20 years or so I had no real use for TV (except for the occasional hotel or bar TV) for quite a while; I guess that I still don’t but it is something cheap and entertaining to do. Plus, I only used to watch about three channels and it’s just not economically smart to pay that kind of money for so few channels. I also have Amazon Prime – mainly for the free shipping – but I can get movies through that too so it is really not logical to pay for two video services and I’ll be selling my TV in a few weeks anyhoo. Hauling a big screen in a small travel trailer is not very feasible. I do watch movies on my computer so it eliminates all the garbage – it’s only the things I really want to watch.

I have been watching a lot of programming on Viceland. They have some interesting news that is not like mainstream media, and they definitely have found a niche with many of the shows they are producing. They are not really a news channel in as much as they are an information network. The documentaries they have produced that I have seen were very well done.

I have gotten on an “Archer” binge, a show on FXX that is so damn funny I laugh out loud several times an episode. It is not for the faint-hearted so discretion is advised. “Seinfeld” is almost always a sure bet, and Velocity has a few interesting shows. Mostly I watch history programs, travel shows, or documentaries. I was never a fan of reality TV so that eliminates most of what is on these days.

Yesterday I discovered something so delicious it took me quite by surprise. Yes…I’m talking about the Naked Chicken Chalupa at Taco Bell. That is one tasty creation. I recently got to try some poutine at a local bar. Granted it was an American twist on the Canadian national dish, but it was so good. I still have to get some in Canada to get it off my bucket list.

Otherwise not much else going on right now but that will be changing fairly soon. Next week I have quite a lot going on with appointments but after that I should have most everything wrapped up (fingers crossed!) so I can get that much closer to a road trip. I am probably going to be taking a few trips with some friends from work.

Until I type again…


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